Category: Reviews

Patriot Ledger: In Shakespeare’s game of thrones, Faran Tahir is a riveting ‘Richard’


William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” unfolds nightly on the Boston Common — weather permitting — in an impressive production, under the carefully calibrated direction of Steven Maler.

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Boston Globe: ‘In this summer of our discontent, a resonant ‘Richard III’


How does a once-great nation survive when its leader is unhinged? That question is, um, perhaps less academic than it once was. So you might feel a few uneasy twinges of recognition as you sit on Boston Common… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery: ‘Old Money’ Will Show You The Value Of Love, If Not A Dollar


“Old Money,” by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wassserstein (who took those prizes and more for her 1988 play “The Heidi Chronicles”), is a sprawling, intricate tale of two centuries. Its various narrative crossroads converge on one… Read More

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WGBH Arts This Week: Death and the Maiden


“A carefully rendered thriller that follows the toxic drops of injustice as they burn through the soul.”  

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The Boston Globe: A man, and a nation, on trial in ‘Death and the Maiden’


“Death and the Maiden’’ is another solid step toward broadening CSC’s identity and proving the troupe can thrive beyond the Common.

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Broadway World: Death and the Maiden: A Play for the Zeitgeist


Under the taut direction of CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, a trio of actors inhabits the cast of characters who spend 36 hours together in a secluded beach house…

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Broadway World: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Starry Reading of Brecht’s Anti-Nazi Play


Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler welcomed the audience to this one-night only staged reading of Fear and Misery in the Third Reich at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College with a preview of the 2018 season. Following in the wake… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery Review: Romeo & Juliet


In the title roles, both massive and lyrical, the gutsy Juliet of Gracyn Mix (despite looking uncomfortably like a Disney princess) is an apt combination of swelling emotion and quick thinking: You can see the rushed hormonal and… Read More

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Joyce’s Choices: Romeo & Juliet Review


This rapturous production held us completely in thrall under a crescent moon in the middle of the city with even the nearby church bells eerily in synch with pivotal moments, ringing the heartbreak to come. Gracyn Mix as… Read More

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Edge Media: Beckett in Brief: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett


One wishes to have seen more of Risteen and Baltin, but Lyman commands his three roles with utmost authority and control, and his talent at voice and dialect is a major part of his performances throughout.

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