March 24 – April 7, 2017 Plaza Black Box Theater Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA
Trigger warning – brief but not inconsiderable penis
Review by Kitty Drexel
“Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon, The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.” -an English nursery rhyme.
(Boston, MA) The Little Dog Laughed spins heteronormative Hollywood on its ass. It unmasks the romantic comedy paradigm and reveals the festering truths wriggling underneath the surface of lies. It does so sweetly, calmly, but so honestly. Continue reading →
(Boston) In Hub Theatre’s production of Three Days of Rain, audiences are gently tricked. We are initially introduced to a family melodrama that takes place in 1995. Walker (John Geoffrion) comes to terms with his father’s death in the rundown apartment the man shared with his business partner during the sixties. Stubborn and volatile, Walker doesn’t appear to have a great relationship with his sister, the “sane” Nan (Marty Seeger Mason), who takes him to the reading of their famous architect father’s will. They are joined by the son of his late business partner, Pip (Tim Hoover), a kind but not terribly bright soap opera actor. With the reading of the will, the peace between the three of them deteriorates and their complex bond reforms. So far, this is a story of despair, but it’s also just its maudlin surface. Continue reading →