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AND THEN I SAW Opinions about Theater in Boston+ Posted semi-daily Search archives early in run for comments on specific show; guestbook at bottom
Monday, May 28, 2007
No Memorial Days weekend surprizes. PR for PIAZZA. May try to see.

Saturday, May 26, 2007
No new reviews, Not planning to see anyhting this weeked.

Thursday, May 24, 2007
Present Laughter, Noel Coward's 1939 play being revived at the Huntington is typical HTC middle-brow work done up brown. In this day and age there's not liable to be a better production. No challenges expect keeping the large cast straight. Brooks Ashmanskas wins the overacting award. The titular lead, Victor Graber almost gets one for underacting. The show has three acts and clocks in at at least 2 1/2 hrs. Lots of laughs, little substance.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
No reviews today. Seeing Present Laughter at HTC tomorrow. Rest of the week--who knows.

Monday, May 21, 2007
Well, the 9th Theatre Marathon ran its course. Good acting in general, more weak scripts that usual, and lower attendance. It's time to rethink a few apscts of this event for its 10th anniversary. Gurnet's Dog Sees God has one more week at the BCA. The scripts a bit messy, could use cutting, but the arc of the show has real power.

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Dog Sees God is a remarkably serious play for its premise that the the cast are teenage version of the Peanuts Gang, with barely disquised names. Definitely PG-13 or more, the cast does well enough with a rather rambling script.

Friday, May 18, 2007
The Globe has an incitefuul if not especially helpful review of the ART's current production of Pinter's 1975 No Man's Land. The production is certainly worth seeing for the acting and the direction, though liable to frustrate all but the most ardent Pineterphile.


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