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AuthorGabrielle Levy

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June 2, 2009

After more than four hundred years of performances, Shakespeare’s plays are quite regularly set in far-flung locations and modern eras. So the classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the 1980s would seem to be a match made in synth-pop heaven. Indeed, the MTV-era and its neon spandex effortlessly complements Shakespeare’s fairytale in Stagecraft’s production […]

April 27, 2009

When the structure of polite society falls apart, even the best-intentioned people are reduced to savage, selfish beings. This is the principle thesis of Yasmina Reza’s latest comedy, the Oliver-award winning God of Carnage, on at Circa. The impetus for the meeting between Michel and Véronique Vallon (Andrew Foster and Carmel McGlone) and Alain and […]

April 6, 2009

As a mildly thought-provoking piece on domestic violence, Dolores, the 1986 play by Edward Allen Baker isn’t bad. That being said, the current BATS production isn’t really good either. Set in the 1980s, in Rhode Island, Dolores (Barbara Woods) shows up unannounced and unwelcome at her sister Sandra’s (Renée Sheridan) house, sporting a black eye […]

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