Wellesley, MA — The set for boom is a tank reminiscent of a gallery or museum exhibit, with assorted instruments set to the left. As it starts, Stephanie Clayman’s (“Barbara”) crosses the stage in a jumpsuit and overcoat. Shortly thereafter, Nicholas Yenson ( “Jules”) and Chloe Nosan (“Jo”) robotically take to the stage, arranged as an underground bunker. Continue reading →
Jan 11 through Feb 4, 2018
Wellesley Repertory Theatre 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA
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Reviewed by Bishop C. Knight
An earlier posting of this review included typos. We sincerely apologize for such mistakes to the cast, crew, and audience of The Liar.
(Wellesley, Massachusetts) On a rainy night I drove to Wellesley, my Kia Soul surrounded by rolling mists of grey fog, and my patriotic heart weighed down by the repeated disappointment that is Donald, embarrassed and saddened by the virulent racism he displayed again —this time publicly referring to other nations as “shithole” countries. At the theatre, I settled into my seat with a sigh and a slight frown. And I probably crossed my arms at some point, which I’m prone to do when silently seething. I was sad and huffy and not in a state to kindly review anything. Continue reading →
(Wellesley, MA) Having just recently completed my own Doctorate in Shakespeare, I can relate deeply to the struggles of Constance Ledbelly, the heroine of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). To those who spend any amount of time studying Shakespeare’s works, the bard’s characters become constant companions; roommates, lovers, friends; nearly corporeal in their presence in our lives. They haunt us; whispering echoes of themselves on loop day and night; and sometimes (if we are very lucky) revealing secrets of themselves only to us. These secrets we prize at a worth beyond compare for they are the true goal of such study. Continue reading →