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Barrow Street Theatre

First Nighter: Lucy Prebble's "The Effect" Smartly Questions Scientific Experimentation

David Finkle | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Lucy Prebble, who fiercely took on big business in the rousing Enron, is now grappling with science and scientific experimentation. She targets it in The Effect, an impressive, if not entirely convincing, production, directed fiercely by David Cromer.

First Nighter: A Strong Review for "Posterity," Des Bishop Is "Made in China"

David Finkle | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Doug Wright loves to wrangle with deceased figures of greater or lesser fame, and in Posterity, at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theatre, he comes up with a humdinger.

First Nighter: Jonny Donahoe's Brilliant 'Every Brilliant Thing'

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before Every Brilliant Thing began I realized the spunky, balding fellow racing about the in-the-round Barrow Street Theatre to hand out sheets of paper and chat with audience members was undoubtedly the solo show's performer, Jonny Donahoe.

Theater Review: Our Town in Santa Monica

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Thorton Wilder's play is arguably the greatest work in American dramatic literature. It combines elements of the mundane and universal, the quotidian and the divine, the parochial and the eternal.