Arts & Culture

Theater
10:39 am
Mon June 3, 2002

Wit

Anne Scurria as Vivian in \"Wit\" at the Trinity Repertory Theatre through June 30, 2002.

A Broadway hit, "Wit" revolves around a female professor's tragicomic battle with cancer.

Providence, RI –

Samuel Johnson said that death concentrates the mind. In our touchy-feely age, mortality is also expected to do wonders for the heart. In our movies and plays, death provides more of a lesson in humility than a tussle with the spiritual.

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Theater
9:24 am
Fri May 17, 2002

Women's Playwriting Festival

Karen Carpenter, Hoda Baron, Paula Caplan and Paula Faber in \"Scatterhead\" by Elizabeth Anderson.
Photo by Ros Bullard

The Perishable Theatre's Tenth Annual International Women's Playwriting Festival serves up three new plays about women in distress.

Providence, RI –

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Theater
10:58 am
Sun May 12, 2002

Copenhagen

Mariette Hartley, Len Cariou and Hank Stratton in \"Copenhagen.\"
Photo by Joan Marcus

"Copenhagen" is an unlikely stage hit: it revolves around what two physicists remember about developing the atomic bomb.

Boston, MA –

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Books
2:00 pm
Tue May 7, 2002

Odd Girl Out

A new book by Rachel Simmons claims there is an epidemic: American girls are getting meaner and meaner.

Providence, RI –

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Theater
3:12 pm
Mon May 6, 2002

Peter Pan

Mauro Hantman, in the title role of Peter Pan, in Trinity Repertory's staging.

The Trinity Repertory Company puts an American spin on an English adaptation of the 1908 classic "Peter Pan."

Providence, RI –

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Arts & Culture
12:55 pm
Fri April 26, 2002

Bow to a Master

Dave Douglas
Photo by Joann Savio

A new album by trumpeter Dave Douglas serves up the infinite possibilities of the unique music of Miles Davis.

Boston, MA –

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Theater
2:10 pm
Mon April 8, 2002

Short Classics

Scene from \"Short Attention Span Classics\" presented by 2nd Story Theatre.

2nd Story Theatre is staging "Short-Attention Span Classics," a festival of four programs that feature brief plays by major playwrights.

Warren, RI –

2nd Story Theatre figures that today's theatergoers, weaned on television and movies, are tired of plays that take hours to cut to the chase. So why not stage a series of plays that make their point in 30 minutes and under? 2nd Story Theatre director Ed Shea says that the festival of short plays provides a new experience for all kinds of theatergoers.

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2002

Weird Lost World

An exhibition of works by Renaissance master Cosm? Tura gives this neglected artist a chance to finally take center stage.

Cambridge, MA –

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Arts & Culture
11:53 am
Wed April 3, 2002

Panic Room

Director David Fincher's new movie, starring Jodie Foster, is a thriller about an unsafe armor-plated home.

Providence, RI –

The public?s hunger for a good chill that doesn?t involve terrorists or anthrax probably explains why the just-released ?Panic Room? set a new Easter weekend box office record. And if anyone should have been able to give it to them, it?s the film?s director, David Fincher.

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Theater
3:00 pm
Tue April 2, 2002

Play Picks for April

Maurice Hines in \"Guys and Dolls\" at the Colonial Theatre in Boston through April 14, 2002.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

April's theater choices range from strange puppeteers and a compact re-telling of "Faust" to two world premieres that deal legacies of intolerance in America.

Providence, Rhode Island –

Here is an opinionated list of shows premiering this month that look promising at least on paper -- but, of course, I take no responsibility for eventual reality.

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