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Theater Review: “Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern” — Ghostly Doings

September 7, 2023
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All in all,Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern is an entertaining look at the things that went bump in the night in Gloucester.

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Theater Review: “The Jump Shot” — Last Call

September 7, 2023
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There are powerful moments in “The Jump Shot,” particularly those that explore the psychological impact of COVID on our minds and lives.

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Theater Commentary: Impressions of Canada’s Shaw Festival 2023, Part One

September 5, 2023
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For a semi-Shavian like myself, the Shaw Festival once again proved that it was the place to be.

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Theater Review: “Sanctuary City” — Hiding in Plain Sight

August 24, 2023
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In this script, dramatist Martyna Majok has created an opportunity for those who live in (or near) cities to see and hear the struggles of the underclass.

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Theater Review: “The Ding Dongs” — Alarmingly Out of This World

August 15, 2023
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Perhaps what’s most fascinating here is proof that Brenda Withers’ play has an evergreen quality to it. “The Ding Dongs” may prove to be prophetic.

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Book Review: August Wilson — Poet, Pugilist, and Playwright

August 13, 2023
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Patti Hartigan’s biography is a workmanlike portrait of dramatist August Wilson that never delves deep enough into his poetic soul.

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Theater Review – “Here Lies Love” Lies Flat on Broadway

August 7, 2023
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The David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical makes its long-awaited Broadway bow. (Well, long-awaited by some…)

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Theater Review: “Macbeth” — Rousing Mayhem on the Boston Common

July 29, 2023
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This uncomplicated version of Shakespeare’s tragedy comes off as a rousing tale of murder under a starlit Boston sky that obligingly lights Macbeth’s “black and deep desires.”

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Theater Commentary: When Sorrows Come – Tragedy Befalls Regional Theater Companies

July 19, 2023
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Theater companies all over the country are cutting back or shutting down. And the bad news just keeps coming.

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Theater Review: “Stew” — A Winning Recipe

July 12, 2023
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Congratulations to Gloucester Stage’s new artistic director Rebecca Bradshaw for mounting the regional premiere of this interesting script, a kitchen sink comedy/drama that is anything but routine.

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