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Want to assure a good date? See ‘Bad Dates’

  BOSTON – The Huntington Theatre Company’s current production of “Bad Dates” by Theresa Rebeck is an example of a different actress giving such a different take on a character that it feels… Continue reading

Huntington’s modernized ‘Tartuffe’ loses something

BOSTON – Moliere may have written the piece in the 17th Century, but many of the great plays are movable feasts. So while Moliere intended “Tartuffe” to be generally a treatise on religious… Continue reading

Two souls comfort each other in ‘Guide for Homesick’

BOSTON – When we’re carrying a heavy burden, our tendency is to try and off-load it in any way we can. When two men meet in 2011 in an Amsterdam hotel, they end… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Merrily’ delights a new audience

BOSTON – At certain points in our lives, we ask ourselves: How did we get here? It is a question noted composer and now successful film producer Franklin Shepard is asking himself 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

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

Huntington’s ‘Doll’s House’ never quite catches fire

BOSTON – The last time she appeared on the stage of the BU Theatre, Andrea Syglowski generated a lot of heat in the middle of winter in her award-winning performance in the Huntington… Continue reading

Ayckbourn’s ‘Bedroom Farce’: It’s nice to just laugh

BOSTON – Alan Ayckbourn will be the first one to tell you that his 1975 play “Bedroom Farce” isn’t a farce – or at least, your traditional farce. In an interview, he said.… Continue reading

‘Tiger Style!’: Siblings tilt against stereotypes

BOSTON – There is a moment in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Mike Lew’s very funny “Tiger Style!” that encapsulates the frustrations of many high-achieving people whose social skills and love lives… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Sunday in the Park’ is superb Sondheim

BOSTON – I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when Stephen Sondheim first met the producers of what would turn out to be “Sunday in the Park with George.” ‘Yes,… Continue reading