REVIEW: “Two Rooms” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns, August 2006 Michael Wells, a history professor at the American University in Beirut, is being held hostage by Shiite Muslim extremists. Back at home, his wife Lainie, a naturalist, has stripped his home office bare and sits in it constantly, trying to stay connected to Michael…

REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at the Miniature Theatre of Chester

by Gail M. Burns, July 2005. “Boston marriage” was a term used in the nineteenth-century to describe romantic friendships between women that included long-term cohabitation. These were not necessarily sexual relationships, nor were they considered immoral or perverted. Marriage was a very different institution then than it is now. Women…

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