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Scene from Photograph 51

Scene from Photograph 51


Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 at the Central Square Theater

“Photograph 51,” Anna Ziegler’s play which has just had its current run at the Central Square Theater extended through March 18, is about degrees of separation and loneliness between scientists and the human beings who inhabit them more or less uneasily.


Neal Bell’s “Monster” at Boston Univeristy Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Neal Bell’s “Monster” at Boston Univeristy Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210


Neal Bell’s “Monster” at the Lane-Comely Theater Studio #210

“Monster” by Neal Bell, directed by Jim Petosa, is a full-bodied re-presentation of the enduring fable, first penned by Mary Shelly in 1818, of power run amok: Frankenstein. Lately, science has become so team and grant oriented that not many of us dream of brewing unique, not to say world-conquering, creations in our basement laboratories. Or maybe we do?


Superior Donuts at the Boston Lyric Stage Company

Superior Donuts at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston continues through February 4, 2012


Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Letts knows his denizens of Chicago’s uptown. It’s the present, seedy but blossoming with ambiguous promise as a Starbuck opens just across the way from the down-at-the-heels, possibly on-the-way-out donut shop inherited and just barely animated by Arthur Przybyszewsky, played by Will Lebow.


Captors by Evan M. Weiner at the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, November 11 through December 11, 2011.

Captors by Evan M. Weiner at the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, November 11 through December 11, 2011.


Captors at the Huntington Theatre Company

The action of Evan M. Weiner’s “Captors” at the Huntington Theatre Company’s B.U. Theatre takes place in May of 1960 somewhere on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The play documents the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents, his imprisonment in a safe house and his eventual transport to Israel for trial.


A scene from Book of Days


Theater Review: Book of Days

The Bad Habit Theater Company is up to its old habits, this time acting out Lanford Wilson’s scathing indictment, loving celebration of rural, small-town America in his comic and disturbing Book of Days.


F. Murray Abraham in The Merchant of Venice


Theatre Review: ARTSEmerson presents The Merchant of Venice

In Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” Venice is a frenetic, even a mad world. It spews up and swallows merchant princes and their hangers-on, gilded heiresses and their pursuers.


A scene from The Grand Inquisitor


Theater Review: The Grand Inquisitor

n celebration of the stagecraft of legendary director Peter Brook, ArtsEmerson is producing “The Grand Inquisitor,” which opened March 24 at the Black Box Theater in the Paramount Center and runs through April 3. The play is based on a passage from Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” and was adapted by Marie Helene Estienne.


Jason Schuchman in "My Name is Asher Lev"


Theater Review- “My Name is Asher Lev”

“Funny and sobering, confounding and illuminating, “My Name is Asher Lev” enacts that changeable, perdurable sky under which we all live — moment by moment.”