What do "Kid President," a turtle, and magic snow have in common? To answer that question, please turn your attention to The Manton Avenue Project's presentation of Pedal Power: the bicycle play! The MAP's (Manton Avenue Project) mission is "Theatre by children. For everyone." How they accomplish this is really something else. Depending on who they partner… Continue reading What did You get done this weekend?
Head Trick Theater’s director Rebecca Maxfield wasn’t thinking about contemporary politics or parallels when she selected the 1937 labor musical The Cradle Will Rock as one of the two shows the company is putting on during their residency at AS220. Instead, the show, originally funded for development and production by the Works Progress Administration under… Continue reading Directorial Vision: Rebecca Maxfield makes the Cradle Will Rock simply, honest.
The audience sits in messy rows of folding chairs at AS220’s Main Stage, some alone, some with friends, people linger at the back and lean against the walls. Tonight they are subdued, which is why Vatic, co-director of the Providence Poetry Slam and the evening’s MC, urges the crowd to make some noise, “It’s not… Continue reading Let your voice be heard: a night out at the Providence Poetry Slam
Self purported to be the longest running sketch comedy and variety show in Providence (they celebrated 10 years just this past summer), Empire Revue brings together local talent and out-of-town guest acts for a night of laughs and music which even at its raciest* gives the first Sunday of every month a night of family fun. This past… Continue reading PG-13-13
How long has it been since I was first introduced to The Arctic Theatre Royal? A year? A year and a half? It was a warm evening with cool breezes in Burnside Park next to Half-Sunk Hannah and there were fur caps and poetry and old, old images of snow so white and skies so… Continue reading Wonder Remains