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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Theater Review: “Midwinter Revels” — Unity, “Behold How Good” by David Greenham

At its core, the Revels is about bringing together actors and audience, but there are several stagecraft successes to note this time around

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Theater Review: “Life of Pi” — An Enchantingly Theatrical Ocean Voyage by David Greenham

This stunning, brand new production of UK's Life of Pi is stopping in Cambridge for a month or so before sailing down to Broadway.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Theater Review: “The Chinese Lady” — Woman in a Cage by David Greenham

The artistic and design team at the Central Square Theater, in partnership with CHUANG Stage, have come up with an effective, thought-provoking 90-minute journey into a depressing aspect of …

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Theater Review: “English” — Language Lessons by David Greenham

English makes us consider what it looks like from the other side of our native tongue; from the outside looking in.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Theater Review: “The Thin Place” — Nowheresville by David Greenham

An experimental drama, no matter how tantalizing, has to come up with a payoff that makes its bewildering journey worth it. Lucas Hnath's doesn't.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:43PM
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Theater Review: “Ada and the Engine” — A Free-Spirited Young Female Math Wiz in Victorian England by David Greenham

You don’t have to be a math wiz to enjoy Lauren Gunderson's engaging historical drama,which has been effectively staged by director Debra Wise.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Theater Review: “Paradise Blue” — Hit the High Notes by David Greenham

This dark and jazzy noir drama would be compelling if it just focused on dramatizing a jazz artist's quest for artistic perfection.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Theater Review: “Pass Over” — A Disarming and Disturbing Play about Race in America by David Greenham

This is one of those 75-minute plays where you have to remind yourself to breathe.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Theater Commentary: Maine’s Hackmatack Playhouse — After 50 Years, a Fond Adieu by David Greenham

When Hackmatack Playhouse closes, that will leave, by my count, just one non-equity, professional summer resident theater in Maine: Acadia Rep (founded in 1973) located in Somesville, near B…

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Theater Review: “Grand Horizons” — Divorce Geriatric Style by David Greenham

Grand Horizons at the Gloucester Stage Company is a wild, funny, and sometimes wonderfully touching ride.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Theater Review: “Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets” — Romantic Misfire by David Greenham

Once it gets its bearings, Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets, tosses and turns its way through the throes of hidden romance, miscommunication, reconciliation and, eventually, heartbreak.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:07AM
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Theater Review: “1776” — Still an Egg in the Theatrical Incubator by David Greenham

This revival of 1776 tries to strike a culture wars balance, celebrating the country's commitment to independence while also here and there skewering the idealized images and blatant hypocri…

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Theater Review: “The Inheritance” — Confronting the Unthinkable by David Greenham

As National Pride Month begins, The Inheritance is a powerful way to honor and remember the impossible journey so many have taken to win the right to simply be themselves in public.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Theater Review: “Sabina” — The Compelling Force of a Female Mind by David Greenham

The musical's book, lyrics, and score are strong enough to warrant productions elsewhere.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:37AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Theater Review: “Ain’t Misbehavin’” — The Joint is Really Jumpin’ by David Greenham

This sizzling production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of those on-of-a kind of experiences that we all long for in the theater. The post Theater Review: “Ain’t Misbehavin’” — Th…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Theater Review: “Our Daughters, Like Pillars” — Bearing the Weight by David Greenham

Kirsten Greenidge's epic comic drama is a spot-on examination of the challenges changing times pose to evolving families. The post Theater Review: “Our Daughters, Like Pillars” — Bear…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Theater Review: “AntigonX” — Sophocles Newly Envisioned, Splendidly by David Greenham

AntigonX shows how a theater company's admirable dedication to innovation lifts new voices and ideas. The post Theater Review: “AntigonX” — Sophocles Newly Envisioned, Splendidly appea…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Theater Review: “Once On This Island” — At the Whim of the Gods by David Greenham

This staging is a reminder that theater magic is fickle and time-bound -- it's hard to dependably catch lightning in a bottle. The post Theater Review: “Once On This Island” — At the W…

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Theater Review: “Young Nerds of Color” — Making the Invisible Visible by David Greenham

Young Nerds of Color feels like a bit of an experiment, and it is the kind of creative research that we should hope will continue. The post Theater Review: “Young Nerds of Color” — Mak…

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Theater Review: “People, Places & Things” — Grappling with Addiction by David Greenham

People, Places & Things memorably tackles the insidiousness of addiction. The post Theater Review: “People, Places & Things” — Grappling with Addiction appeared first on The Ar…

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Theater Review: “The Christmas Revels 2021” — As Usual, Rising in Song by David Greenham

Once again,under challenging circumstances, the Revels cast and crew has pulled off a rousing good show. The post Theater Review: “The Christmas Revels 2021” — As Usual, Rising in Son…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Theater Review: “BLKS” — Fun, Heart-Breaking, and Thought-Provoking by David Greenham

BLKS is a bouncing, romping, profanity-laced, and sex-filled roller coaster -- but it also has an important message for those who are not Black femme sisters The post Theater Review: “BLKS…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Theater Review: GSC’s “Think of Me Tuesday’ — Local Heroes by David Greenham

Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly rare for Boston area theater companies to produce shows that are as deeply rooted in our local culture as this one. The post Theater Review: GSC…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theater Review: “Wild Horses” — Musical Adventures by David Greenham

Wild Horses is a sort of hybrid of familiar coming-of-age stories: Little Women meets Summer of ’42, with a dollop of Stand By Me tossed in for intrigue. The post Theater Review: “Wild H…

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Theater Review: “Reparations” — A Message Well Delivered by David Greenham

As the play ends, all four characters have a clear understanding of their marching orders. But will they -- or we -- act on them? The post Theater Review: “Reparations” — A Message Wel…

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Film Review: “On Broadway” — A Love Letter to the Return to Normal by David Greenham

If the theater really mirrors life, then you can bet we’re in for some drastic changes and adjustments, even on Broadway. The post Film Review: “On Broadway” — A Love Letter to the R…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Theater Review: “Seared” — A Recipe for Comedy by David Greenham

Theresa Rebeck's foodie comedy Seared is more of an amiable appetizer than a substantial entree. The post Theater Review: “Seared” — A Recipe for Comedy appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Film Review: “Truman & Tennessee: an intimate conversation” — He Said, He Said by David Greenham

Truman & Tennessee is a meticulously researched and edited documentary about two men and their differing commitments to art. The post Film Review: “Truman & Tennessee: an intimate …

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Theater Review: “Tiny Beautiful Things” — A Memorable Search for Answers by David Greenham

The GSC production of Tiny Beautiful Things supplies a 90-minute catharsis, an opportunity to deal with all we've bottled up over the last 15 months or so. The post Theater Review: “Tiny B…

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Theater Review: “Black Beans Project” — Tasting Togetherness by David Greenham

The heart and soul that so prominently flavors the Black Beans Project no doubt reflects the hopeful moment we're in. The post Theater Review: “Black Beans Project” — Tasting Togethern…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Theater Review: “A Woman of the World” — A Remarkable Relationship by David Greenham

The "Real" Emily Dickinson never materializes, but the "Real" Mabel Loomis Todd does -- and it’s a sometimes shocking and sad story. The post Theater Review: “A Woman of the World” …

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