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.
Central Square Theatre
Theater Review: “The Chinese Lady” — Woman in a Cage
The artistic and design team at the Central Square Theater, in partnership with CHUANG Stage, have come up with an effective, thought-provoking 90-minute journey into a depressing aspect of the American story that was (and still is) rooted in xenophobia.
Theater Review: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” — Game Over?
Do the games of the Marquise and Valmont still have the same old sinful fire and political relevance?
Theater Review: “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion” — Pleasant Remembrance of Things Past
Alan Brody’s play is a pleasant valentine, and it will likely find a life in regional and community theaters.
Theater Review: Silver Spoon — A Lefty Valentine and a Missed Opportunity
The musical SILVER SPOON is at its strongest when a lullaby evolves into a ballad about the arrest of a group of undocumented migrant workers.
Coming Attractions in Theater: March 2010
Highlights on stage this month include the world premiere of a drama about evolution by a respected local playwright and an intriguing collection of plays and musicals that bring an unusual perspective to topics ranging from love and music to extinction and dehumanization. And the wait is over: a show featuring singing dinosaurs has arrived. […]