Theater Reviews

Good Performances Buoy Unique Drama About Science, Love and History

Part science lesson, part love story and part philosophical rumination on the meaning of life, Anna Ziegler’s “Photograph 51” is a memorable account of one woman’s unheralded contribution to one of the major scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Good performances across the board elevate Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s thoughtful production of Ziegler’s 2008 play about […]

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Spinning Tree’s “Nine,” an American Musical Born of Italian Cinema, Showcases Talent and Hard Work

“Nine,” the 1982 Broadway musical nominally based on Federico Fellini’s surrealistic satire, “8 1/2,” is enjoyable to the extent that you can relate to the protagonist, a self-absorbed Italian film director undergoing a midlife crisis. In the Spinning Tree Theatre production now onstage at the Living Room, film maker Guido Contini is played by Vigthor […]

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Neil LaBute Play at Unicorn is, Like, Whatever

I wish I could say how many times “whatever” is uttered in the meandering dialogue of The Way We Get By. But I wasn’t counting. Nor did I tally the repetitions of “like,” another place-holder word employed by the inarticulate. “Whatnot” makes a handful of cameo appearances. Incomplete sentences and thought fragments abound. Playwright Neil […]

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