Topic: Theater

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Love triangles abound in “Sparrow Grass”

February 27, 2012 0 comments

Love triangles are a tricky thing — and even more so when all sides are within the same family. Trinity Repertory’s latest production, “Sparrow Grass,” measures the toll incest takes on a family.

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Puppets illuminate stories of genocide

February 13, 2012 0 comments


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“Trigger Hand” puts new spin on addiction

February 10, 2012 0 comments

The best theater forces us not just to confront life’s ugliness, but to empathize with it. “Trigger Hand,” running at Production Workshop as part of the “Writing is Live” festival Feb. 10-13, does both. By using the politically charged setting of a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, the play examines questions of addiction in the context of the relationships it insidiously poisons and strangely manifests.

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First plays showcase new group’s talent

February 6, 2012 0 comments

Flawless beauty takes tremendous work — at least, that is the message conveyed in “Opus” by Michael Hollinger and “Speed-the-Plow” by David Mamet, the first plays to be produced by the Repertory Project, an independent theater group headed by Emma Johnson ’14 and Skylar Fox ’15. Both plays, by disparate means, showcase the role of sacrifice in the pursuit of great art. Where “Opus” explores the personal losses suffered when friends and lovers come together in playing professional music, “Speed-the-Plow” demonstrates how either morals or reputation must be lost in order to succeed in Hollywood. Both plays were performed in the Production Workshop Upspace Feb. 2-4.

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Play explores the drama of medicine

February 3, 2012 0 comments

“You don’t know who you are until you experience … tragedy,” Deborah Salem Smith, playwright-in-residence at Trinity Repertory Company, told students and medical professionals crowded in Pembroke Hall as she spoke about complicated reactions to medical malpractice Wednesday. The lecture, entitled “‘But I’m a Good Doctor’: A Playwright Takes on Medical Malpractice,” was part of the Cogut Center for Humanities’ Creative Physician Series. Smith discussed her play, “Love Alone,” excerpts from which were read by two actors in the play and three actors in the Brown/Trinity MFA program.

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Paper dolls inspire human emotions

January 30, 2012 0 comments

Put away your Muppets lunch box and say goodbye to Kermit — there is a new kind of puppetry in town. The Puppet Summit, hosted at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Jan. 26-29, showcased four plays that explored a lot more than the woes of being green — namely, the emotional responses, or lack thereof, to genocide. 

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Fairy tales come true, with songs too, in Musical Forum play

April 29, 2010 0 comments

Entwining a collection of beloved fairy tale stories, “Into the Woods,” a musical showing at T. F. Green Hall this weekend directed by Alexandra Keegan ’12, is an invitation to an exciting fantastical realm woven with symbolic real-life elements.