| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk.
As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
We often see houses of worship as fixtures on the landscape and in our lives. Yet more than a score of them in Connecticut's urban, suburban and rural areas are for sale or seeking new uses because although pulpits teach that God is eternal, places...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Ends April 13, Yale University Theatre, New Haven. Produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (203) 432-1234, yalrep.org
Ride the Tiger
Ends April 21, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Performance artist John Kelly joins the previously announced Bill Camp in the world premiere adaptation of "In a Year with 13 Moons" to be presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.
The work is based on the darkly comic New German Cinema film and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:36 AM
There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.
It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
American Night — The Ballad of Juan José
Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.
American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
| 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...