The “Real” Emily Dickinson never materializes, but the “Real” Mabel Loomis Todd does — and it’s a sometimes shocking and sad story.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Theater Review: “Maytag Virgin” — Love Blossoms, Memorably
Maytag Virgin accomplishes what it sets out to do and then some: it is a compelling two-hander about grief and romance that explores how the two emotions can intermingle.
Theater Review: “Cambodian Rock Band” — The Rhythms of Betrayal
At its best, Lauren Yee’s vibrant play with music offers a compelling exploration of survivor guilt, the urge for revenge, the deforming power of the past, and the impossibility of finding justice for crimes against humanity.
Theater Review: “Tiny Beautiful Things” — A Little Anonymity Can Bring Us Closer Together
At its best, Tiny Beautiful Things delves deep into demanding emotional territory without becoming sappy or maudlin.
Theater Review: “Cry It Out” — The Power of Friendship
Cry It Out is a well-done dramedy that suggests that we try harder to let life’s sweet moments linger.
Theater Review: “The Haunted Life”– The Lyricism of Jack Kerouac’s Formative Years
It’s Shakespeare in Lowell –the stage piled with ghostly corpses, the heroes all dead, the young bard in mourning.
Theater Review: “Murder for Two” — Homicide Made Hilarious
Driven by vibrant performances and exceptional design work, Murder for Two’s good-natured musical tale of murder makes it an ideal Halloween treat.
Theater Review: “Native Gardens” — A Flowering Feud
The show’s attempt at satire comes off as blunt and lecture-heavy at times, but the production still manages to be an engaging comedy of manners.
Theater Review: “Villains’ Supper Club” — The Adventures of a Supermom
The Villains’ Supper Club supplies an engaging and funny twist on the superhero mythos, plus a smart, refreshing look at the tribulations of working mothers.
Theater Review: “Lost Laughs” — The Rise and Fall of a Silent Star
Lost Laughs is an absorbing examination of the dark side of American celebrity.