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BCT’s ‘Charlie Brown’ is a charming holiday show

BOSTON – The life lessons that Charles M. Schulz imparted in his classic comic strip “Peanuts” have stood the test of time. So have his characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘team’ shines in ‘The Curious Incident’

BOSTON – In sports parlance, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a total team effort. The Speakeasy Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens at… Continue reading

‘Men on Boats’ has fun with macho stereotypes

BOSTON – Even before it begins, SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Men on Boats” has broken away from the testosterone-filled, macho mentality of the classic adventure story told on stage and scene. Playwright Jacklyn Backhaus… Continue reading

Off the Grid’s ‘The Weird’ is a bumpy but fun ride

BOSTON – The theater troupe Off The Grid takes pride in its non-traditional form of making theater – hence both its name and its mission statement, which Artistic Director Alexis Scheer described as… Continue reading

Huntington’s raucous ‘Ripcord’ has humor, heart

BOSTON – As the weather finally, hopefully, turns warmer and brighter, the “Virginia Woolf”’s of the world – as wonderful as they are – give way to works such as “Ripcord,” the Huntington… Continue reading

Speakeasy Stage’s ‘Bridges’: Romance in … Iowa?

BOSTON – Who knew a farm in Iowa could be so romantic? But it most certainly is in the Speakeasy Stage Company’s production of the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” now at the… Continue reading

‘Barnum’ is a funny, feisty look at an American icon

BOSTON – As “The Greatest Show on Earth” – aka the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus – prepares to take a permanent leave next month after 146 years of entertaining people all… Continue reading

Akhtar scores again with ‘The Who & The What’

  BOSTON – A different angle, but still right on target. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Disgraced,” a hit at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2016, playwright Ayad Akhtar authors, through a dinner… Continue reading

‘Hand to God’ : A teen’s grief in puppet form

BOSTON – Grief can take strange forms. It can manifest itself in almost any kind of behavior, including substance abuse, emotional outbursts, and irrational decisions. It can also manifest itself in the form… Continue reading

SpeakEasy delivers a sizzling ‘Scottsboro Boys’

BOSTON – The SpeakEasy Stage Company has no fear when it comes to remounting and repurposing Broadway musicals for its own devices, even the less successful ones. SpeakEasy mounted “Big Fish,” which had… Continue reading