April 2014

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The Brothers Size

Through April 26 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven. (203) 432-1566. www.yalecabaret.org By Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Luke Harlan. Dramaturg: Taylor Barfield. Set: Kevin Klakouski. Lights: […]

The We Will Rock You Review

I didn’t expect to be an, ahem, champion of this much-maligned jukebox musical. I remember being in England when it first opened 12 years ago and being alarmed at what […]

Athol Fugard by the Book

I’m the kind of person who, when invited into someone’s home, will unabashedly stare at their bookshelves.  I’ll browse books for as long as it takes to get a sense […]

Dahl's Boston

Francis W. Dahl was a cartoonist for the Boston Herald Traveler from 1930 well into the 1950s. He died in ’73. When my family moved to the Boston area in […]

Yale's Theater Growing Pains

I can’t imagine that there are many schools like Yale, where there are so many separate undergraduate drama groups and independent productions that an umbrella organization, with an elected board, […]


I’ve read this comic. The satires are ostensibly of movies, but of course any boxing drama cliches derive from Odets’ Golden Boy, and the legend of Caesar and Cleopatra were […]