Carolyn Clay reviews "Dressing Room Stories," a collection of Alvin Estein's reminiscences from a life in the theater.
Freud and C.S. Lewis debate the existence of God as England is on the brink of World War II in Mark St. Germain's "Freud's Last Session."
Zeitgeist Stage's latest production, "A Great Wilderness," makes a not so great impression, says critic Carolyn Clay.
Paula Plum directs the revamped production, which centers on a two-faced troupe of slanderers who pass on wittily-phrased gossip and pride themselves on inventing it.
Israeli Stage's production of Anat Gov's 'Oh God' runs at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through April 30.
Gina Gionfriddo's "Can You Forgive Her?" finds satirical humor in romance, grief and consumer debt, says Carolyn Clay.
The ARTery theater critic Carolyn Clay offers her picks of the best shows on area stages this spring.
Melinda Lopez's play, premiering at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre, explores the uncertainties of truth and expediency in the pursuit of what's right.
Central Square Theater presents Underground Railway Theater's production of "The Convert" by Danai Gurira, who wrote "Eclipsed" and stars in "The Walking Dead."
A New Rep production of the controversial "Testament of Mary" reveals the one-hander as a thoughtful, harrowing piece of revisionist Biblical history, says Carolyn Clay.
In its examination of race and identity, "An Octoroon" is funny and fearless, says Carolyn Clay.
What wrestles “The White Chip” away from the lectern and the confessional are less its hip trimmings than its authorial cocktail of passion and drollery, writes critic Carolyn Clay.
The Huntington Theatre's production of "Disgraced," about a Manhattan dinner party that detonates into tribal warfare and multicultural bigotry, is meant to impel a conversation, and it will, writes critic...
Critic Carolyn Clay says "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," which heads to Broadway next year, is delirious fun that at once brings a tear to the eye...
At Actors' Shakespeare Project, a "The Winter's Tale" that focuses on essentials but renders the Bard's themes of transformation and redemption with power, says Carolyn Clay.
The bawdy romp "Exposed," a twist on Molière by the venerable Robert Brustein, is outrageous — but no more so than are contemporary American politics, says critic Carolyn Clay.
Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans are terrific in "Little Orphan Tranny Christmas" and Tír Na Theatre's "Return of the Winemaker" might just prove the perfect hair of the dog for...
While the overlong musical may be too much of a good thing, "The Snow Queen," to its credit, has more to do with Hans Christian Andersen than with Disney, says...
"A Confederacy of Dunces" at the Huntington shows off Nick Offerman's comedic timing, and a new adaptation of the novel that makes the seedy, joyful milieu of early-1960's New Orleans...
Isango Ensemble, whose mission is to reimagine classics of the Western canon within a South African or township setting, returns to Boston with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in rep with...