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Dito van Reigersberg in "I Promised Myself to Live Faster," from Pig Iron Theatre Company.

How to Live Faster: Interview with Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron

Pig Iron’s latest wild theatrical creation opens this week at FringeArts. I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about gayness in 2015,

Trent Blanton (background left), Andy Phelan, and Jessica DalCanton in Passage Theatre Company’s THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE (Photo credit: Michael Goldstein)

THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE (Passage): A cosmic consideration of post-modern parenthood

In Passage Theatre Company’s world-premiere production, the conditions needed for a post-modern couple to create life are no longer as limited as they once were

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. . . BARRY SEAL (Thaddeus Phillips/FringeArts): Smile and a wink

Thaddeus Phillips plays Barry Seal, a real-life, infamous drug smuggler-turned-DEA-informant who eventually gained the ire of both smugglers and government agents.

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AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (BRT): Pollution and politics

Henrik Ibsen’s classic gets a beautiful production at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Owen Pelesh, Denise Whelan, Ellie Mooney and Scott Langdon. Photo by Sabina Louise Pierce

I LOVE A PIANO (Walnut): A Berlin marathon

Conceived with a book by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, I LOVE A PIANO is a valentine to Irving Berlin music through the ages

1. Lightning Rod Special, LET THE DOG, Kevin Meehan, phto Kate Raines

LET THE DOG SEE THE RABBIT (LRS): A conceptual look at humans looking at animals

The experimental work is a three-part meditation on the life and death of animals under the domination of the human gaze.

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There’s No Bizness like SHOWBIZ: Sebastian has a new show

Sebastian describes SHOWBIZ as “part theater, part concert special, part social commentary extravaganza.”

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DON QUIXOTE (Hedgerow): Cervantes’ knight errant rides anew

The fanciful adventures of knight errant Don Quixote and loyal his sidekick Sancho Panza are refreshingly revived.

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SPEECH AND DEBATE (Azuka): 60-second review

Azuka Theatre found a theatrical goldmine in the world of high school misfits with its 2012 production of J.C. Lee’s Pookie Goes Grenading, and finds rich rewards returning to this vein with…

Kyra Baker, Newton Buchanan, Andrew J. Carroll, Aetna Gallagher, and Doug Greene in NOISES OFF. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

NOISES OFF (Curio): Utter nonsense, superbly structured and out of control

Michael Frayn’s enormously popular 1980s play is a zany farce about doors and sardines, relationships, and mistakes.

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BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) (PTC/Long Wharf): Telling an urban tragedy

An admirable attempt to address the contemporary and timely tragedy of urban violence that doesn’t quite manage to ring true.

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A TRIBUTE TO JEROME ROBBINS (PA Ballet): Perfect for Mother’s Day

Most balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American spirit in ballet, but to me it’s Jerome Robbins who deserves the accolades.

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PLANT ME HERE (Brat): Sound and fury

Brat Productions’ PLANT ME HERE presents a saccharine dream of ruin and rebirth.

John Jackowski, Jessica Doheny, Maureen Corson, and Paul McElwee star in Ritz Theatre Company’s GOD OF CARNAGE (Photo credit: Chris Miller)

GOD OF CARNAGE (Ritz): Funny fissures in the façade of civilization

In GOD OF CARNAGE, French playwright Yasmina Reza’s 90-minute award-winning black comedy, it doesn’t take long to demonstrate the old adage that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,…

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That’s Just Like Your Opinion, Man: RAW ONION REVIVAL (IRC) actors become their own critics

Every actor has experienced theater critics who got things a little wrong. Here’s their chance to peel their own onion.

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BILOXI BLUES (People’s Light): Coming of age in WWII

Though entertaining as a comedy, BILOXI BLUES contains an important message about fighting “the good war” abroad, while many struggles against injustice remain on the home front.

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DUST (Megan Bridge/FringeArts): All we are

Evidence of life. Enemy of the domestic goddess. Culprit of hay fever. The stuff we’re all destined for. DUST has connotations both mundane and eternal.

Ken Sandberg, Connor Hammond (as d'Artagnan), Parke Fech. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Quintessence): Swordplay and horseplay combine in a breezy adaptation

As always with an Alexander Burns production, imagery is rife, props are creative, and jokes come as much from sight gags as from dialogue.