REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at The Theater Barn

by Roseann Cane The term “Boston Marriage” was likely derived from Henry James’s 1886 novel The Bostonians. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the term was used to describe a household where two unmarried women lived together, independent of men. Whether all such relationships were romantic and/or sexual…

Viciously Humorous and Witty Comedy “Boston Marriage” Opens at The Theater Barn

Boston Marriage by David Mamet is set in the early 1900’s during the gilded age in a Bostonian drawing room. This devastatingly funny comedy tells the story of Anna and Claire, two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become…

REVIEW: “Good People” at The Theater Barn

by Jeannie Marlin Woods GOOD PEOPLE is the final production of the 2021 season at The Theater Barn. Founded in 1984 by Joan and Abe Phelps, this summer’s season is being produced by their son, Allen Phelps, the new Producing Artistic Director. This drama is an excellent choice for the…

REVIEW: “We The People” at The Theater Barn

by Barbara Waldinger The Theater Barn is back!  How wonderful to return to the theatre after a two-year absence!  In the interim, Joan and Abe Phelps named their son Allen the new Producing Artistic Director of the ‘Barn they founded thirty-eight years ago.  In a departure from the theatre’s usual…

REVIEW: “Witness for the Prosecution” at The Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns It breaks my heart to have to inform you that The Theater Barn has mounted  a ponderous and shabby production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Contrary to popular opinion, critics do not salivate at the prospect of writing negative reviews. We want every production…

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