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First Nighter: 'Uncle Vanya' Misfires in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

During the intermission after the first uneven two acts of the Pearl Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya revival, I remarked to my astonished but extremely tolerant friend that Anton Chekhov's writing shines through no matter what is done to it.

First Nighter: Terrence McNally's "And Away We Go" Love Letter to Actors

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Theater and opera crazo Terrence McNally loves writing about his passions, especially anything to do with their off-stage aspects. Given his list-as-...

Quoth the Barrie, "Neverland:" The Pearl Theatre's This Side of Neverland

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

If you know one thing about a man named J. M. Barrie, you most likely know that he is responsible for a story named after its most famous character: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

Oh, Henry! The Pearl Theatre Company's Henry IV, Part I

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The Pearl's production of Henry IV, Part I makes a lot of bold choices, a great number of which pay off. The fact that I have a strong reaction to some negative aspects of the show still tells me that this is a powerful production.

The Inner Turmoil Of The Irish

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

While the Irish, American-Irish, and Irish-for-today ate, drank, and were merry outside, we inside the theatre were reminded of the inner turmoil that can best hide behind just such carefree behavior.