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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Theater Review: “Play On! Othello” — A Painful and Invigorating Update by David Greenham

You need to hear this play. Especially if you are white and already “know” Othello. Listen again (and again) and prepare to question old assumptions. The post Theater Review: “Play On!…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Theater Review: “The Catastrophist” — Celebrating Science by David Greenham

The Catastrophist is an opportunity to begin processing our experience with a pandemic that has fundamentally changed our lives in ways we cannot yet fully comprehend. The post Theater Revie…

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Theater Review: The Christmas Revels 2020 — A Delightfully Virtual Revelation by David Greenham

A 50th anniversary is a wonderful milestone, and I congratulate the Revels for looking back and huzzahing the occasion as they have. The post Theater Review: The Christmas Revels 2020 — A …

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Theater Review: “This Is Who I Am” — Virtual Intimacy by David Greenham

Amir Nizar Zuabi’s engaging drama is a hopeful testament to communication and forgiveness. The post Theater Review: “This Is Who I Am” — Virtual Intimacy appeared first on The Arts F…

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Theater Review: “The Race” — Business as Unusual by David Greenham

This is a very effective political drama, a relevant warning about what social critic Chris Hedges calls the formation of "corporate totalitarianism." The post Theater Review: “The Race”…

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Theater Review: “The Pink Unicorn” — Hugging the Cactus by David Greenham

SpeakEasy Stage Company has (once again) chosen a bold script for its audience. The post Theater Review: “The Pink Unicorn” — Hugging the Cactus appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Theater Review: “Solitaire Suite” — Strange Things Flashing in the Night by David Greenham

The show is made all the more powerful by the fact that we’ve now spent 12 months enduring Covid and four years of science denial and “alternative facts.” The post Theater Review: “S…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Theater Review: Praxis Stage’s “Coriolanus” — Riled-Up Warriors by David Greenham

The audience members were as diverse as the cast, the show is not being staged in a traditional space in Boston, and the play is incredibly relevant. The post Theater Review: Praxis Stage’…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Theater Review: Bedlam’s “Crucible” — Burn, Baby, Burn by David Greenham

Bedlam's provocative production of The Crucible has a purpose -- to urge us all to stand up and shout down the devils in our midst. The post Theater Review: Bedlam’s “Crucible” — Bu…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Theater Review: “The Purists” — Rapping Out the Blues by David Greenham

With, The Purists, Dan McCabe has written a comic drama that not only has a lot to say, but does it with an enormous amount of playful vim and vigor. The post Theater Review: “The Purists…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Theater Review: “The Lifespan of a Fact” — Truth and Consequences by David Greenham

In a taut 90 minutes, The Lifespan of a Fact zeroes in on some key issues that we’re grappling with as a country -- or ought to be. The post Theater Review: “The Lifespan of a Fact” …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Theater Review: “Steel Magnolias” — Female Bonding by David Greenham

Over thirty years after it premiered, the script remains touching and funny, with the added merit that it provides a refreshing respite from the sour discourse of 2019. The post Theater Rev…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Theater Review: “School Girls” — Teaching Lessons by David Greenham

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is a serious comedy that takes aim at our provinciality and ignorance. The post Theater Review: “School Girls” — Teaching Lessons appeare…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Theater Review: “Photograph 51” — Woman of Science by David Greenham

A revival of Anna Ziegler’s absorbing and enlightening study of the brilliant British biophysicist Dr. Rosalind Franklin. The post Theater Review: “Photograph 51” — Woman of Science …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theater Review: “Once” — Everything Goes Brilliantly Right by David Greenham

Once is a wonderful musical and the Speakeasy Stage production does exquisitely right by its considerable merits. The post Theater Review: “Once” — Everything Goes Brilliantly Right ap…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Theater Review: “The Half-Light” — A Powerful Excursion into the Spirit World by David Greenham

The Half-Light is a play about ghosts that, while offering intimations of mortality, ends up exuding a charming and infectious romantic spirit. The post Theater Review: “The Half-Light” …

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Theater Review: “Wrestling With Freedom” — Invaluable History by David Greenham

The script offers an indispensable vision of American history from the point of view of African women. The post Theater Review: “Wrestling With Freedom” — Invaluable History appeared f…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theater Review: “Heartland” — Pointing the Finger at Us by David Greenham

Heartland proffers a rare combination -- it is a prescient history lesson that also works dramatically.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Theater Review: The Christmas Revels — A Wonderful Nordic Celebration by David Greenham

This year’s version – the 48th! – of The Christmas Revels is delightful and refreshing way to bid adieu to a tumultuous 2018.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Theater Review: “Mother Butterfly” — Grounded by David Greenham

Mother Butterfly's script shows genuine promise, but the Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre's premiere production falls short.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Theater Review: “Ben Butler” — Civil War Laughs by David Greenham

A comedy about slavery poses considerable challenges in our #blacklivesmatter times, but the characters bounce gleefully through endless rounds of verbal sparring.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Theater Review: “Vicuña” — Into the Belly of the Beast by David Greenham

We need a satire that takes Trump's radical threat more seriously than Vicuña.

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Theater Review: American Dream — Epic Fail by David Greenham

Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a fine play about those who would blur their minds rather than admit just how tired they are.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Theater Review: “Cyrano” — A Classic, Well Refreshed by David Greenham

With this fun and irreverent staging of Cyrano, GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh has thrown audiences a delightful curve.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Theater Review: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” — Game Over? by David Greenham

Do the games of the Marquise and Valmont still have the same old sinful fire and political relevance?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Theater Review: “Gay Shorts, Part 2: We Are Family” — Amusement Galore by David Greenham

Open Theatre Project’s Gay Shorts is bold, out, and unafraid.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Theater Review: “Madame Defarge” — Epic Lite by David Greenham

Director Ellie Heyman and her talented cast have their hands full with this new work because it is, in some ways, a tale of two musicals

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Theater Review: “Elephant” — Truth or Dare by David Greenham

As long as we’re sipping the truth serum wine, the biggest obstacle presented by the Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre production is -- itself.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Theater Review: “Sex and Other Disturbances” — Rom-Com for the Aging by David Greenham

With sufficient revision, Marisa Smith's genial farce could well command the rom-com slot virtually every regional and community theater in the world yearns to fill.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Theater Review: “The Women Who Mapped the Stars” — Heroines of the Creative Mind by David Greenham

At the heart of The Women Who Mapped The Stars is a drama about the desire of significant female astronomers to be heard and respected.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Theater Review: “The Niceties” — A Gentle Slap Awake? by David Greenham

The Niceties gives us an invaluable opportunity to hover outside of the current political fray, watching both perspectives go at it.

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