How can we create theater that practices critique and empathy in relation to climate change that simultaneously challenges and lifts us, provokes and provides a muscular hope?
Theater Review: “The Wife of Willesden” — Pleasantly Bawdy
If the production sends at least some of the audience members back to the magnificent poetry of The Canterbury Tales, it would have done a mitzvah.
Theater Review: “Alma” — A Matter of Justice
This is an immigrant story that we’ve heard over and over again. Still, despite its familiarity, this particular quest for the American Dream — told in a wonderful and often funny mix of Spanish and English — is compelling and interesting.
International Event Preview: “Where Do You Live?” — Her Story Is Looks at Iraq Today
By focusing on dialogue and artistic collaboration, Her Story Is explores what life is like for Iraqis now, especially the country’s women.
Theater Review: “Fairview” — A Room With a View?
It is refreshing to encounter a script that is so determined to keep audiences off-kilter as it goes about undercutting domestic business as usual.
Theater Remembrance: Trinity Repertory Company Director Adrian Hall
During his career as the founder and artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence (from 1964 to 1989), Adrian Hall achieved a lasting place in the American theater as a visionary director.
Theater Review: “Made in China 2.0” — The Art of Taking Risks
Made in China 2.0 is valuable as an act of theatrical witnessing, the voice of a rebel who is facing considerable challenges from the powers that be.
Theater Review: “The Art of Burning” — Bonfire of the Vanities
The domestic demolition in Kate Snodgrass’s script is served au flambé.
Theater Commentary: George Takei’s “Allegiance” — Taking Yanks to Task
George Takei’s musical, Allegiance, projects American democracy as it might have become.
Theater Review: “Preludes” — Lost in Inner Space
Dave Malloy’s musical takes us through the personal creative hell of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.