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Theater Review: “Becoming a Man” — Making a Statement

February 25, 2024
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If only “Becoming a Man”‘s pathos were less streamlined, its theatricality more ambitious.

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Theater Interview: Playwright Bernard Pollack on “Little Peasants” — A Holistic View of Union Organizing

February 18, 2024
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Must the stage only discreetly charm the bourgeoisie?

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NY Theater Review: “The Connector” – Truth or Consequences

February 16, 2024
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The musical’s focus on truth in journalism resonates in our post-2016, “fake news,” and Artificial Intelligence-saturated environment.

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Theater Commentary: Facing Some Hard Truths

February 13, 2024
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The time is overdue for a serious discussion of what is happening (or not happening) in Boston-area theaters. Just don’t expect to see anything in our sheepish mainstream media.

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Theater Review: “The Interrobangers” — The Aliens Dun It?

February 7, 2024
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This version of the script may be overreaching, but there is promise in M Sloth Levine’s attempt to infuse gender and personal soul-searching into a spooky ‘cartoon’ mystery.

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Theater Review: “Machine Learning” — Artificial Intelligence as Caretaker?

February 6, 2024
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This is a rare script that focuses, equally, on emotional depth and scientific wonder.

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Theater Review: “Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight” — You Have to be There to See for Yourself

February 4, 2024
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This is one of the more engaging pieces of theatre I have experienced in some time.

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Theater Review: “A Case for the Existence of God” — Cry Hallelujah

January 30, 2024
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In terms of the joy that theater can provide, this Speakeasy Stage production sets the bar high.

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Theater Review: “Trouble in Mind” — Taking a Stand Backstage

January 21, 2024
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Set in New York in the mid-’50s, “Trouble in Mind” is a backstage dramedy that draws on the genre’s interest in the ambiguities of role-playing to condemn racial bias.

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Theater Feature: Favorite Stage Productions of 2023

December 31, 2023
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Our theater critics salute the year’s outstanding productions.

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