Theater

Young Actor Steals Spotlight in Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can has touched down at the Providence Performing Arts Center for its national tour, and it's about as racy as a Disney movie.

Tony Award-nominated Catch Me If You Can has touched down at the Providence Performing Arts Center for its national tour, and it’s about as racy as a Disney movie. But who doesn't like a good Disney movie? If you’ve seen the 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Steven Spielberg, you’ll remember the alluring women and edge-of-your-seat drama based…

Sneak Peek into the Magic Behind King Lear

Walls collapse, rain floods the stage and eyes are gouged out. We went behind the scenes to learn how it's done.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Trinity Repertory Company’s production of King Lear by William Shakespeare then we suggest you do. The riveting performance demonstrates what happens after a father divides his power between his three daughters. Driven by impudence, flattery, ambition and selfishness, each generation quickly discovers betrayal within the devastated family. This masterpiece, directed by…

A Midlife Crisis Like No Other

The first production of the season at 2nd Story Theatre is a tragedy at its heart.

Martin was having a very good week. He was turning fifty, had been commissioned to design a city of the future and was the youngest architect ever to be awarded with the prestigious Pritzker Prize. And after many years of marriage, he was still in love with his wife.   But as Edward Albee’s play The Goat, or Who Is…

Mixing Family and Politics in After the Revolution

There's no better time for Amy Herzog’s political play After the Revolution, which opens the Gamm Theatre’s twenty-eighth season.

The Presidential election is weeks away, and from Facebook to the dinner table, Americans are loudly expressing their political beliefs. For that reason, there’s no better time for Amy Herzog’s political play After the Revolution, which opens the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s twenty-eighth season. The performance takes audience members inside a tight knit family circle with a strong political bond, built…

Middle Class Savagery in Theatre by the Sea's God of Carnage

From start to finish, the set of Theatre by the Sea’s production of God of Carnage remains the same: Plush couches are separated by a glass table bedecked with fresh daffodils and pricy art books. Seated on the couches — or pacing around them — are two pairs of parents who, before this day, didn’t know each other. The parents…

PPAC’s Jersey Boys Feels Like the Real Thing

The lights dim, and all eyes are fixed on a standard-issue industrial set. Familiar bars boom over the loudspeaker. I’m certain of what’s coming next: “Oh what a night, late December back in ’63….” Just when I think the story of the Four Seasons will fall neatly at my feet — you know the tale: a group of gritty Jersey…

Sabrina Fair is a Fairy Tale for the Modern Girl

“The trouble with marriage is that men want to give you the world, but it has to be the world they want to give you. And what of the other worlds outside the window?” Cinderella would never say that. The glass slipper fit, and off she went to Prince Charming’s castle, leaving her peasant life behind and never turning back….

An Unexpected Family Vacation

"Timeshare" is an entertaining production of family eccentricity and love.

Imagine a cabin in the woods: moonlight in the trees, you, your romantic interest—and your parents? That’s the premise of Rachel Caris Love’s entertaining play Timeshare, which one of three plays featured this summer as part of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre’s 2012 season. Directed by Lowry Marshall and filled with fun characters and great dialogue, the production reminds us that…

Reunion Offers Inside Look at Male Bonding

Reunion–a dark comedy written by Gregory S. Moss and directed by Kenneth Prestininzi—takes place inside a cheap hotel room after three high school buddies return from their twentieth high school reunion.

Love the theater, but can’t always afford the high ticket prices? Here’s an insider secret for you: For only $12 per person (or $5 for students), you can go see fantastic plays as part of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre. The productions are part of a six-week program, involving Brown University alumni playwrights and other dramatists, that culminates with live…

Truth and Wit in Principal Principle

Joe Zarrow's new play is consistently funny, but also asks serious questions about the state of public education in inner cities and beyond.

For the last eight years, the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre has invited Brown University alumni playwrights as well as other established dramatists to gather at the university for six weeks of creative production. At the end of the session, the promising young playwrights share their new work with a live audience, something we’re lucky enough to catch for about the…