Topics :: Boston theater

Far Away

By Michael Cox | Sunday Apr 20, 2014
"Far Away" is the kind of play you want to watch with an intelligent woman. At least that’s how you want to watch the show is as produced by the Whistler in the Dark theatre company, running through April 19 at the Charlestown Working Theatre.

Top Girls

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 18, 2014
These are women: You don’t just hear them roar, you hear them bicker, battle, talk over each other, and (just about) grind their teeth.

The Shape She Makes

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
"The Shape She Makes" is an intelligent, deeply felt hybrid of theater and dance, relying on both forms to the benefit of both. Co-creators Jonathan Bernstein and Susan Misner have created a resonant and dynamic work.

Double Reality :: Bringing Humanity to Life in ’Lebensraum’

By Michael Cox | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
Director Jakop Ahlbom discusses his darkly comic homage to the silent film auteur Buster Keaton, "Lebensraum." In this surreal and dialogue-free play, two male inventors run into problems when they create a mechanical doll to help them keep house.

Rich Girl

By Robert Israel | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
"Rich Girl" at Lyric Stage of Boston is a play with a clich├ęd story known to us all. The pleasure is to watch this all unfold on stage with talented actors, who, for the most part, rise to the demands of the script.

Hello Again

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
In the mood for some bawdy cabaret? Then head over to the BCA and partake in Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston’s production of Michael John Lachiusa’s "Hello Again."

Better Sex with Strangers :: ’Hello Again’

By Michael Cox | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
In an early rehearsal of Bridge Rep’s production of "Hello Again," the collaborators struggle to understand the significance of sex without consequences.

’The Whale’ :: Putting On a Lot More Than a Few Pounds

By Michael Cox | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
As the Speakeasy Stage Company mounts its production of Samuel D. Hunter’s "The Whale," a designer works to make a man gain over 500 lbs. and an actor explores how the man got that way.

Endearing Rearing :: Morris Delivers the ’Baby with the Bathwater’

By Michael Cox | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
Acclaimed director Lizette M. Morris has revived the Christopher Durang classic "Baby with the Bathwater," a hysterical parody of "well-meaning" parenting gone awry. In an interview with EDGE, the director reveals the way into her "dark" and "loud" head.

Dame Helen Mirren Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 1, 2014
On January 30, Hasty Pudding Theatrical honored honored Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.