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The word "respectful" always comes to mind whenever the Mint Theater Company mounts one of its meticulous productions of an unknown or abandoned play from the vaults.
Every savvy theater company in town seems to want a piece of Lucy Thurber, whose painfully funny plays set in gritty Massachusetts factory towns have already made their mark at such venues as…
Hollywood calls them "tentpoles," those B.O. blockbusters that hold up the whole industry. Legiters don't use that buzzword, but secretly they anticipate a few shows that will generate the kind of…
Earnest plays about the search for religious faith (or the loss of same) are, perforce,CQ mainly of interest to other like-minded searchers (or losers). But Kate Fodor's "100 Saints You Should Know"…
The formidable technical skills it takes to play repertory are abundantly evident in the RSC production of "The Seagull," currently in rep at BAM with "King Lear." No surprise there, since nobody…
It looks like opera. For one thrilling, if disorienting moment, it even sounds like opera. And in some respects, Trevor Nunn's spectacular RSC production of "King Lear," running in limited repertory…
Symbols -- as anyone from a James Joyce scholar to a text-messaging teen can tell you -- can be an efficient and aesthetically pleasing aid to communication. Used indiscriminately, however, symbolism…