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‘Writing Is Live’ Starts At Brown

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University announces the sixth annual Writing is Live festival, a presentation of new writing for performance by writers in Brown’s graduate Playwriting M.F.A. program. Writing is Live runs February 6th through 8th at the Leeds

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‘Morality Play’ At The Gamm

Morality Play, based on the book by Barry Unsworth, now at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, through February 1st. 1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a


‘Grounded’ At The Gamm

“Grounded,” the new one-woman play at the Gamm Theatre, examines how remotely-waged warfare may not be such a great idea vis-à-vis humanity, the soul, etc. The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot

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Arctic Theatre Royal At RWNM — Moved To Wednesday

[Update — Rain Date: The event was rained out on Monday and has been moved to 7:30pm, Wednesday, June 11th.] Special offsite salon Monday evening at the Roger Williams National Memorial: The Wonder Show presents The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images

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Shakespeare In The Park — Henry IV Part I

(5.29) Head over to the Roger Williams National Memorial this Thursday for the TRIST production of “Henry IV Part I.” Boozy shenanigans, quarter-staff battle action, shady politics, magicians, thieves, and lovers are all in the mix as The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater presents the Bard’s

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Romp of Otters At AS220

(5.11) Romp of Otters, or ROO, is the graduate school theater company founded this year for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. It comprises the playwrights and performance studies doctoral students who study up the hill at Brown University, and the

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The Scottish Play At Gamm

Meet the Macbeths — fun couple but their dinner parties gang aft agley. Unchecked greed leads to an ambitious couple’s downfall in the Bard’s tale of absolute power that corrupts absolutely. Fresh from another blood-soaked victory, the brave soldier Macbeth meets a trio of witches

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‘Magic Hour’ At Leeds Theatre

New work from the people who brought you the charming local indie film “Breakfast with Curtis.” This time the action is live. The “Writing is Live” festival at Brown University features new works by writers in Brown’s graduate Writing for Performance Program; this week the

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‘The Big Meal’ At Gamm

Now at the Gamm Theatre, Dan LeFranc’s “The Big Meal” directed by Tyler Dobrowski. Somewhere in America in a suburban chain restaurant on an average night, young people Sam and Nicole meet for a drink. Sparks fly, setting in motion the extraordinary tale of five

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‘Children’s Scientology Pageant’ At Wilbury Group

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant — a tongue-in-cheek telling of the founding of Scientology and the man behind it all (L. Ron Hubbard) done in the style of a children’s holiday pageant — from now through December 22nd.

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‘Good People’ Is Good Theater At The Gamm

Yikes, the new play at the Gamm is getting raves. “Good People” should play particularly well to local audiences (assuming they get the accents right). When Margie Walsh, a single mother with a severely disabled adult daughter, loses her job at a South Boston dollar

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Last Chance To Catch ‘Streetcar’

Stellaaaaaaa!!!!! (11.10) Sorry, had to get that out of my system. How ever does a young actor make that line his own? You can check out one man’s interpretation over at Brown University’s Stuart Theatre. In this inventive new production of Tennessee Williams’ tragic masterpiece,

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Cumberbatch! British ‘Frankenstein’ At Avon

(10.31) Or — The Battle of the Network Sherlocks. Tonight at the Avon, a very special Frankenstein. England’s National Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a series of encore “National Theatre Live” broadcasts (like this 2011 monster mash-up) along with new productions. Benedict

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Wilbury Group Theatre Extends ‘Detroit’

The Wilbury Theatre Group is pleased to announce 3 additional performances of “Detroit” through October 12th. Lisa D’Amour’s Obie-award winning tale of two couples living in the suburbs of an unnamed city has been met with critical and popular acclaim since it’s opening, resonating with

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New At Gamm Theatre

Previews start Thursday for a double bill of one-act plays by Caryl Churchill: A Number directed by Judith Swift, and Far Away directed by Tony Estrella. How would it feel to discover that you were just one of a number of identical copies of yourself?

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‘Rocky Horror’ Con Comes To Town

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” national convention — the RKO Con — is headed to Providence, August 22 to 25. What a weekend . . . can we set up some kickball between the Lovecraftians and the Frankfurtians? According to the Providence Journal, “Some 300