Our theater critics pick some of the outstanding productions in a year haunted by COVID.
The Huntington Theatre Company
Theater Review: Finding Hope in Isolation — “Dream Boston,” Episodes 1-5 @ The Huntington Theatre
In this innovative series, the Huntington Theatre Company has charged 11 local playwrights to imagine a future vision of Boston, post-pandemic, when “we can once again meet and connect in our city.”
Theater Review: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” — Middle-aged Angst and Broad Humor
While worth a look for its inspired performances, this Huntington Theatre Company production does not give us Christopher Durang at his madcap best.
Fuse Theater Review: “The Cocktail Hour” — A Pick-Me-Up for Waning WASPS
With the 1% rapidly vacuuming up the resources of the upper and middle classes, A.R. Gurney’s comic vision of the tipsy idle rich, shorn of cares and criminality, floats completely free of reality.