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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

Lucas’s ‘Alive’ offers hope for those who see none

  BOSTON – Book of Job, meet the Book of Knox. The issue of faith in the face of overwhelming despair is at the center of Craig Lucas’ “I Was Most Alive With… Continue reading