Laura Eason’s play raises some interesting questions about love and art, but it is largely uninterested in exploring them.View More SEX WITH STRANGERS (PTC): Turn the page
New York City deputy mayor Charlie Brock and his wife Myra are hosting a posh party, but something is amiss.View More RUMORS (BRT): 60-second review
Henrik Ibsen’s classic gets a beautiful production at Bristol Riverside Theatre.View More AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (BRT): Pollution and politics
John Patrick Shanley’s rom-com charmer is a play about feelings, expressed with an Irish lilt by two generations of neighbors in the Emerald IsleView More OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (PTC): Land, loss, and love in rural Ireland
The outlandish parody of the horror and sci-fi genres, now in production at Bristol Riverside Theatre, still elicits laughs and gasps from appreciative audiences and delights with a score of period-style rock, Motown, and doo-wop numbers. BRT’s show, directed with spot-on timing by Susan D. Atkinson, embraces all the retro-camp in the story of Seymour KrelbornView More LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Bristol Riverside Theatre): Don’t Feed the Plants!
Is a play told solely through the extant letters of its real-life characters really a play? Sarah Ruhl’s DEAR ELIZABETH, which traces the friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell through their thirty years of correspondence (1947-77), seems more of a pedantic academic exercise in hero worship by a playwright who began her writing career as a poet and an admirer of Bishop’s oeuvre.View More DEAR ELIZABETH (People’s Light & Theatre Company): Kindred Spirits in Poetry and Depression
As someone born in the mid-1980s, I’ve rolled my eyes at the sight of the word “Millennial” more times than I can count. What’s great about Amy Herzog’s 4000 MILES is that she refuses to imprison the characters in any social or political context.View More 4000 MILES (PTC): What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been