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Art Imitates Life: 210-year-old drop curtain depicts a PVD moment in time

“I call it a curtain, but it’s, of course, a drop scene,” says Richard Ring, deputy executive director for collections and interpretation at the Rhode Island Historical Society, as he unveils the broad swath of fabric. “This would have been dropped onto the stage between acts.” The recently restored curtain shows a view of 1809 […]

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American Girlhood on Stage: Dance Nation powerfully portrays what it means to be a girl

Competition, jealousy and uncertainty plague all pre-teen girls, but in few places are they more pronounced than on a competitive dance team. Playwright Clare Barron exploits the tensions teeming within both to craft a visceral and explosive exploration of adolescence in Dance Nation, which the Wilbury Theatre Group is presenting (directed by Angela Brazil) in […]

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CCRI’s Guest Artist Series Provides New Opportunities for Students and Loads of Entertainment

Working in college theater can be fantastically educational and rewarding; however, there are some inherent limitations, specifically for designers and technical engineers who are only exposed to their own school’s inner resources and programming. In order to gain experience, many students need to dabble in summerstock or regional theater work, schedules and policies permitting. To […]

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No Humbugs Here: Holiday theater moves in to the Ocean State

A certain cynicism creeps in during the holidays as an evolutionary response to all of the unmitigated cheer that surrounds us before the gunmetal grey stoicism of the new year sets in. Christmas, for the most part, gets first billing, and our entertainment often reflects those segments of society who are either too disaffected or […]

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Time to Dance, Sugar Plum!: ‘Tis the season for holiday dance to hit the stage

Whether it’s a vicarious urge to keep ourselves warm, or because something about graceful movement conjures associations with the holiday season, or just because “Happy Holidays” makes you feel like dancing — or at least like watching others dance — this is the dance season. Here’s some of what’s coming up: Island Moving Company has […]

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Last Lists of My Mad Mother Is a Fast, Funny and Therapeutic Examination of a Child-Parent Relationship Tortured by Alzheimer’s Disease

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative opens its 2019/20 season with a touching production of Julie Jensen’s Last Lists of My Mad Mother, the first in a series of three plays chosen to “examine the ways madness manifests itself in women’s lives,” says creative director Lynne Collinson. The season is being mounted at and with the support of […]

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