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Theater Review: “Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends” — “This Whole Going Downhill Thing”

March 22, 2022
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Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends is admirable because it takes contemporary theater into fresh territory — the slow paralysis of the body and the demands this decline makes on caregivers.

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Theater Commentary: Where Is Our Rage?

December 27, 2020
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Why are Boston stages reacting so serenely to our current miasmas — pandemical, political, economic, and spiritual.

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Theater Review: “The Peculiar Patriot” — All Heart

October 22, 2018
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The Peculiar Patriot may say it is about making us feel the human price of mass incarceration in America, but there is more than a little True Romance in the mix.

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Stage Commentary: Making Boston Theater Magical Again?

July 24, 2018
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Diverting the resources of Boston’s regional theaters into the casino of Broadway undercuts the ideals that launched the regional theater movement.

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Theater Review: Playing “The White Card”

March 7, 2018
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The White Card‘s examination of white philanthropy and racism stays well within the comfort zone.

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Theater Review: “17 Border Crossings” — Journeys to Nowhere

April 21, 2017
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Was this trip really necessary?

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Theater Preview: Melinda Lopez — A Life in the Theater

October 25, 2016
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“Theater is my pathway to sanity,” Melinda Lopez explains.

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Theater Review: Machine de Cirque — A Captivating Contraption

September 23, 2016
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Yes, another circus show has come to town with players who display breath-taking athleticism in all its cheeky glory.

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Theater Review: “Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary” — Heartfelt History

April 30, 2016
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Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary is at its most theatrically gripping when Marissa Chibas is caught up in her memories.

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Fuse Theater Review: “Historia de Amor” at ArtsEmerson — Daring and Unsparing Theater

April 22, 2016
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Based on a graphic novel, the brilliant Historia de Amor is unrelenting in its darkness. It’s as if we’re swimming in a pool of India ink.

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