Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep’s Like Sheep to Water

The play was written in the 1600s and translated from the original Spanish by Trinity Rep's artistic director.

Photo by Mark Turek.Towards the end of Monday night’s performance of Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna, an actor’s faux mustache flapped from one side of his upper lip. The audience giggled in fits throughout the very serious scene, but the young actor powered through it with the poise of a seasoned pro. That moment captures the essence of…

The Three Matildas

We met the three young stars in Matilda the Musical.

Front row, left to right: Gabby Gutierrez, Jamie MacLean and Jenna Weir. Back row, left to right: Jennifer Bowles and Dan Chameroy. Photo: Julianne Panico, PPAC.Matilda the Musical comes to PPAC this weekend and brings the classic Roald Dahl tale to life. We chatted with the three young actresses who play Matilda (Gabby Gutierrez, Jaime MacLean and Jenna Weir) as…

5 Takeaways from MM, a Play about Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein

The play explores what it means to be a monster in Hollywood.

MM was written by North Smithfield resident and winner of Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Award, Barbara Schweitzer. While not a perfect play, it has a complex and nuanced perspective on stardom. It launches an armada of questions and curiosities that leave the viewer contemplating the nature of fame and its pressures on those who strive for and achieve it.

Theater Takeaway: The Gamm’s King Elizabeth

A tale of two acts, King Elizabeth redeems itself with a strong second half and two powerful leads.

“I’ know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.” –Elizabeth I    Imagine your thoughts and feelings being torn in two, rent asunder. Half of your mind lies groggy, mouth and eyes slack, indecisive. The other half is alert, blood lapping…