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Theater

The Country House Depicts a Slightly Empty Nest at Barker

Alan Hawkridge, a director with a diverse theatrical background (and quite a wit, as demonstrated in the lengthy preshow curtain speech), directs The Players’ production of The Country House by Donald Margulies. A theatrical family has come back to their summer home for the annual Williamstown Theatre Festival. A death in the family the previous year […]

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People Are Strange: Wilbury’s Prudencia Hart is wonderfully eccentric

There’s Scottish music, wild drunken karaoke antics and Hell. If there was a word to describe Prudencia Hart’s undoing, “strange” is it. After years of waiting for the performance rights, Wilbury Theatre Group is finally bringing this wild ride, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (directed by Brien Lang), to the stage (and a few […]

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Admission Is Free, but Guilt Costs Everything: The Gamm delivers another biting look at who we think we are

A close friend of mine who was once head of admissions for an elite prep school in Massachusetts would often tell the story of the moment he decided that his mission to cultivate diversity within the incoming student body was not panning out. The school is nestled in an ethnically homogenous environment (read: white) and […]

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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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