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No author has addressed the issue of sexual assault so much on her own terms, and in such a personal and powerful way.
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Playwright Rachel Bonds has written an often-hilarious script which nonetheless deals with such serious and widespread issues as spousal and child abandonment, drug addiction, the right to d…
On the Exhale is one of the most powerful and uncompromising one-person shows I’ve ever seen.
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The production strikes a fine balance between comedy and seriousness, public and private concerns, bringing a complex and compelling play to vibrant life.
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Selling Kabul poses many questions from the point of view of people seldom represented on the American stage.
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If you enjoy singing and dancing in your theater seat to the sound of good music while learning a bit about American cultural history and its personalities, you will enjoy this show.
To see Raisin in the Sun in post-Obama America is to experience how a classic both remains emblematic of its time and changes resonance as time passes
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Opening on July 4, at a moment when immigrants and their living conditions are once again in the forefront of the news, Now Circa Then is an inspired choice.
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The play's disparate elements have been blended into a riveting drama, energetically directed by Lisa Rothe, and nimbly performed by Joel de la Fuente.
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Edward Albee’s provocative theatrical exercise is far trickier to realize onstage than it is to appreciate on paper.
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I'm impressed with the new adaptation and depressed that it's considered necessary.
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Becoming is a contemporary woman's adventure told by an intelligent, funny narrator who took a leap out of her comfort zone and came out of it, with her family intact, to tell the tale.
The Barefoot Woman is lyrical but also informative and ethnographic, as much a memoir of a mother as it is of her way of life.
I was excited, moved, impressed, and surprised by Handel & Haydn Society’s performance of The Messiah under the exacting baton of Bernard Labadie.
Every performance of opera should leave an audience so exhilarated.
Claire Tomalin narrates her story with a prototypically English stiff upper lip, and a reticence about the personal.
This is a first-rate production of a true American classic.
This slender memoir reads like a rambling conversation with a literary stranger you meet on a train.
Mothers and Sons is one of veteran playwright Terrence NcNally's finest works.
The Barrington Stage Company's moving and fiercely energetic production brings West Side Story back to the stage with a bang.
Educated is a testament to the power of sensitive friends and mentors -- and to Tara Westover's own resilience.
On the Couch is an extraordinary coffee table book for anyone interested in “recumbency” and how the couch became the icon of psychoanalysis.
August Strindberg's Creditors turns out to be a play that speaks chillingly to our time.
Atung and Moy have a lot to say about American history and culture -- acutely informed by the playwright’s 21st century sensibility and identity politics.
The action is set in an incongruous and ahistorical no-man’s land, adrift between realistic drama and farce.
Who knew that there were dozens of first-rate female American, Scandinavian, German, Swiss, French and Russian painters in Paris in the second half of the 19th century?
The Closet is funny, brash, entertaining, and utterly forgettable.
The Cake is a smart, stinging, and eerily timely comedy that feels timeless.
Having a father in prison meant radical changes in our everyday lives.
This tautly-directed, well-cast production is filled with contemporary medical, political, and social resonances.
Hunting the Truth is a handbook on how to become an effective activist and an exciting, often awe-inspiring read.