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‘The Humans’ Starts At The Wilbury

Stephan Karam’s “The Humans” starts Thursday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, running through December 11th. Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently …

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‘Futurity’ Extended At Wilbur Theatre

‘Futurity’ at the Wilbur Theatre, directed by Brien Lang with music direction by Milly Massey, has been extended through December 30. The work is a unique musical from acclaimed musician and playwright Cesar Alvarez and rock band The Lisps. Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in FUTURITY – an avant-Americana …

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Shakespeare Shorts Fest At Black Box

(2.17) ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’ is Rhode Island’s first Shakespeare Shorts Festival, gathering together traditional and experimental work inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. The festival packs each evening with six to eight acts. New experimental work is coming from artists such as David Higgins, Elizabeth Keiser, Ellen Zahniser, and Susan Bergeron. …

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‘Hangmen’ Theater Production Broadcast Live

(3.6) Well ‘ello guvnah. Walking Dead’s David Morrissey stars in the Royal Court Theatre production of “Hangmen” to be broadcast live into the Avon Cinema this Sunday. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But …

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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 Theatre on campus at Brown. The festival provides space for …

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‘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 whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Reassigned …

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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 rambunctious slice of English history, “King Henry the Fourth, Part …

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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 actors and directors that take classes down the hill at …

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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 Rhode Island audiences and critics alike calling it “powerful,” “intriguing,” …

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“It’s A Spaceship Now” Starts At Wilbury

Providence’s youngest award-winning professional theater company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, announces it’s New Works Development program’s inaugural production, Stuart Wilson’s “It’s A Spaceship Now.” Meet Stu, a man with the heart of a child, pursuing a dream after a lifetime of slacker survival. Join him as he uses his fondness for lists, free food and …

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One-Man Musical Workshop — Wilbury Group

(4.13) This Friday and Saturday the Wilbury Group will be workshopping the new production of “It’s a Spaceship Now” — an original musical by Stuart Wilson, directed by Susie Schutt. Meet Stu, a man with a fondness for found food eating, list making, and roll-off disposal unity tentative exploration. Now join him as he attempts …

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‘Straight White Men’ At Brown

Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present “Straight White Men (A New Play in Progress).” Young Jean Lee, the highly acclaimed OBIE award-winning playwright and director out of New York City, has been working on her next big piece here in Providence as part of her 6-week residency …

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‘Body Awareness’ At Wilbury

Now through April 6th at the Wilbury Group Theatre — Body Awareness directed by Wendy Overly. Hailed by ‘Time Out New York’ as “A marvelously deft and humane comedy,” Body Awareness offers a glimpse into the quirky domestic life of a contemporary yet unpredictable family during one transformative week, featuring Gamm resident actor Karen Carpenter …

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