Events:

  • August Wilson’s Radio Golf

    A Pittsburgh real estate developer with mayoral ambitions struggles between gentrifying his neighborhood and maintaining it’s cultural force.

    January 30 - March 1

Events:

Theater

Funda Fest 22 Schedule of Events

Funda Fest returns this month. For full coverage, go to motifri.com/funda2020 The schedule of events follows. Jan 20: Providence Children’s Museum: MLK Amazing Grace, 100 South St, PVD. Free! 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm Jan 21: Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Ave, PVD. Free! 10am. Featured storyteller: V. Raffini. Jan 25: North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone […]

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Powerful and Thought-Provoking Parade Is Must-See Theater

Parade is an ironically cheery title for a musical that is unapologetically dark. Based on a true and pivotal event in American legal, social and political history, Parade dramatizes the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory superintendent accused of murdering a factory worker under his employ. The events surrounding the trial lead to […]

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Epic’s Suddenly Last Summer Is a Stand-Out Performance

Suddenly Last Summer began its off-Broadway run in 1958, and was adapted into a movie one year later. Sixty-two years after its initial release, this Tennessee Williams one-act is still going strong at Epic Theatre in Cranston under the direction of Geoff Leatham.  Artist’s Exchange’s 50 Rolfe Square space is cozy and quaint, designed to […]

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A Story to Tell: Funda Fest celebrates storytelling in its 22nd year

Funda Fest, the annual celebration of black storytelling presented by Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS), will take place throughout the state from January 25 through February 2. The Festival is in its 22nd year. “‘Funda’ means ‘to teach and to learn’ in Zulu and Kiswahili,” explained RIBS co-founder and executive director Valerie Tutson. “We got […]

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Magic, Music and Merriment: Wilbury kicks the year off with a Rhody premiere

Scottish border ballads, rhyming couplets and site-specific performances at local bars make Wilbury’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart seem more like an offering better suited for the annual FringePVD festival than their first mainstage offering of 2020. Fitting, as David Greig’s acclaimed play about an academic’s somewhat supernatural journey of self-discovery eschews traditional stage […]

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The Puppet that Tested and Reaffirmed My Faith in Humanity: A review of Burbage’s Hand to God

Though the play involves hand puppets, Robert Ashkin’s Hand to God explores issues like sexual repression, sexual deviance, violence, alcoholism, compulsive overeating and death; and, therefore, is NOT meant for children. This is a play for an adult audience to get down with their flawed selves. The Burbage Theatre Company has boldly decided to take […]

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