Monthly Archives: March 2018

The fun of Oy-rish charm: Outside Mullingar, a review

By Liz Nicholls, The fabled Irish countryside connection between man and The Land has a kind of crackpot quirkiness in this charmingly wispy 2014 Oy-rish rom-com by the redoubtable American playwright John Patrick Shanley, of Moonstruck and Doubt fame. … Continue reading

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The byways of grief: director Jim Guedo talks about Poison

By Liz Nicholls, The play that opens tonight in the Roxy Performance Series introduces audiences here to an award-winning Dutch playwright whose reputation continues to expand in Europe and around the world in eight languages (to date). Poison, Lot … Continue reading

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The dark mysteries of the world: Cat Walsh talks about her new play Do This In Memory Of Me

By Liz Nicholls, Death. Blood. Dark mysteries laced with eerie hints of the supernatural. A smudgy frontier between waking and dreaming, the ambiguous nature of reality, black comedy of the shivery sort…. This is Cat Walsh’s native habitat as … Continue reading

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A musical window into a tragic world: Children of God, a review

By Liz Nicholls,    There have been musicals before now that explored the effects of bi-polar disorder, of bullying, of cultural imperialism and racism, of homophobia, of domestic abuse. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is still controversial; it was written … Continue reading

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The moment of truth for a country: Children of God, a musical about the ripple effect of residential schools

By Liz Nicholls, In the musical that opens at the Citadel Thursday, you’ll meet a smart kid with potential and hopes, a dreamer with a sense of possibility. And then school happens. You’ll meet Tom years later, in a … Continue reading

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