REVIEW: “Better” at Bridge Street Theatre

by DL Simmons The set-up is inspired (literally): In 2010, a respected Alabama biology professor shot and killed three of her colleagues in cold blood. Defeated after a long and humiliating tenure review, the wife and mother of four opened fire in a faculty meeting with a gun her family…

REVIEW: “Shylock” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Does anyone remember Tubal?  Aside from Shylock, he’s the only Jewish character in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice; in fact, they are the only two Jews in the entire Shakespeare canon. In 1998 Gareth Armstrong, British actor and playwright, wrote and began performing his solo play, Shylock,…

REVIEW: “The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin   1968, in Fremont, New Hampshire, a band was formed by Austin Wiggin’s three daughters – Dot, Betty and Helen.  According to Frank Zappa they were “…better than the Beatles,” while Rolling Stone said they were “…like lobotomized Trapp Family singers.”  Their bizarre life is the subject…

REVIEW: “The Moors” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin Jen Silverman is a very provocative playwright whose plays are set in world wide locations mirroring her own extensive living experiences in other lands.  Silverman’s various styles and themes lend her canon of work a certain amount of intrigue.  That is the case with The Moors currently…

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