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Director Julianne Boyd is faced with a difficult challenge -- dramatizing an outdated psychological travelogue.
Berkshire theater has now entered a less than sparkling mode with a group of offerings that left me wondering why they were chosen for production.
This is a masterful production of Sarah Ruhl's sparkling update of Commedia dell'arte.
Dominique Morisseau's monologues and dialogues draw you into the details of American working class life.
The Model American is a powerful reminder of how deep theatrical pockets can be used to develop deeply significant new work.
Ragtime, Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Music by Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Joe Calarco. Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. Staged by the Barrington Stage a…
4000 Miles is charming, insightful, and moving, an enjoyable anthropological study of contemporary American life across the generations.
Barrington Stage has kicked off its summer season with a smart, funny, and very timely show about radical defense attorney William Kunstler.
Was this trip really necessary?
Roxane Gay is a bold writer of impressive range who experiments with magic realism, dystopia, and fantasy.
Mr. Gaga is a sensitive and engaging documentary of an Israeli artist.
Stage Kiss is Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical contribution to the age-old artistic theme of art vs. life.
Maria Schrader has set herself a very ambitious agenda in Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.
Seeing Happy Ending a few days after the shock of the 2016 presidential election felt bracing to me.
Cursed Legacy's chronicle of the life of Thomas Man's son is an important addition to the cultural history of the twentieth century.
Natalie Portman turned Israeli author Amos Oz’s extraordinary memoir of 1940s Jerusalem into a superb film,
This is a beautifully acted but grim 70 minutes of theater, a no-frills look at the dynamics of a struggle about life and death.
peerless will have generations of parents and current as well as former teenagers laughing in concert.
Anat Gov's play about wrestling with life and God is an outrageously provocative script that showcases the best of contemporary Israeli art.
This superb production offers audiences a chance to discover or rediscover an American classic.
The production, like so many I've seen staged by the Chester Theatre Company, makes the most of limited resources.
Two fine new plays that create deeply absorbing drama from newspaper stories in the headlines.
This character-driven comedy about three generations of illusionists is light as a bauble, yet packs a subtle psychological punch.
The founders of the Tenement Museum would have been pleased to see visitors drawing parallels both with the immigration headlines in the news.
All the Single Ladies is an ambitious book, packed with so many interesting people and ideas that I often wanted to hear far more about each.
I’m deeply grateful to Arts Emerson for bringing the Maly Drama Theatre to Boston and hope for more.
No one I know is neutral about this kind of material and I was pleased to watch a play that did not shrink from its many complexities and challenges.
Given the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, Disgraced is nothing if not timely. Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Staged by the Huntington Theatre Company at the Bosto…
I wish I could say I was dazzled by the production's concept.
This is a strong exhibit that succeeds in conveying a sense of what it was like to live during the 1920s in this exciting capital.
Jay Parini has provided an important slice of literary and cultural history as well as a portrait of a man.