| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will receive a grant of $224,5000 over four years by The Werth Family Foundation for its in-school residency program. The grant will add three teaching artists to the theater’s education department in the New...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The show: The world premiere of Will Eno's “The Realistic Jones” at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, opening Thursday night.
First impressions: I’m a loss for words. Words, what are they anyway? Language, in small doses. Bite-...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:25 AM
What do we pay for when we buy a ticket to a play or a movie or a symphony? On one side of the generation gap is the idea that plays — not audience members — are to be seen and heard, in the dark, with all attention directed forward. And on...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26.
Thonmas was in...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Tony Award-nominee de’Adre Aziza (“Passing Strange”), Clifton Duncan, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Kyle Beltran (leading role in Broadway’s “In the Heights” and on tour), Marc Damon Johnson, and Angela Lewis make up the cast...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:08 AM
The show: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Theresa Rebeck's “O Beautiful”
First Impressions: Playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck creates a messy, melodramatic work as she attempts to deal with the issues of school bullying,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:44 AM
It takes a lovely, lilting ukulele melody to provide a much-needed moment of reflective calm into the nearly relentless, furious, historical farce The Ballad of Juan Jose.
Richard Montoya’s play, at the Yale Repertory Theatre through October 13,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:11 PM
On opening night of Bay Theatre's 11th season, board of trustees president Barbara Dwyer Brown promised, "Artistic director Janet Luby will be fearless in her program choices." Luby has started each of the past three seasons with a compassionate...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The show: World premiere of “Marie Antoinette” at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven
First impressions: David Adjmi's surreal look at the madness of politics, power and celebrity gets a wild and wooly (as in sheep) dream of a production...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Have you ever listened to yourself when you're having a random conversation with a spouse or a neighbor? Really listened? It can sound absurd and remote and disjointed and automatic and fraught and subtextual and stammered and interrupted and incoherent...