Trinity Rep http://ripr.org en Brown 250: Playwright Lynn Nottage On The Future Of Theater http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-playwright-lynn-nottage-future-theater <p>All this week we're marking Brown University's 250th with a series of conversations with graduates, leaders and historians. Thursday we're focusing on the arts. Rhode Island Public Radio's Bill Gale sat down with alum and playwright Lynn Nottage about her work and the future of the theater.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:20:38 +0000 Bill Gale 30043 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Playwright Lynn Nottage On The Future Of Theater Trinity Rep's "Oliver!" Is A Solid Winner http://ripr.org/post/trinity-reps-oliver-solid-winner <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#1e1e1e"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="3" style="font-size: 13pt">It certainly is. With a book, and music and lyrics, by the era’s one-time </font></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#1e1e1e"><font face="Times-Roman, serif"><font size="3" style="font-size: 13pt">wunderkind, Lionel Bart, “Oliver!” received 23 curtain calls opening night and </font></font></font></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Bill Gale 29657 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep's "Oliver!" Is A Solid Winner Trinity Rep’s “Intimate Apparel” Is Worth Seeing And Thinking About http://ripr.org/post/trinity-rep-s-intimate-apparel-worth-seeing-and-thinking-about <p></p><p>That is for sure. Playwright Lynn Nottage, a Brown graduate, has called “Intimate Apparel” a “meditation on loneliness.” Surely that is a more exact, more piercing description of this lovely, incisive and heartbreaking work at Trinity Rep.</p><p>“Intimate Apparel” is one of those plays that will have you confused sometimes, a little bored perhaps, and then will suddenly strike, make you fall for the people involved and for the ideas being put forth. It’s a play most worth seeing, and thinking about.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Bill Gale 28830 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep’s “Intimate Apparel” Is Worth Seeing And Thinking About Trinity Rep’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Wild, Almost Wooly http://ripr.org/post/trinity-rep-s-vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike-wild-almost-wooly <p></p><p>Ah, yes. Good old Chris Durang. What’s he gotten into now? Over the years he’s been known for such ideosyncratic shows as “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” and, of course, “The Idiots Kasamazov.”</p><p>But Durang’s nicely into his 60’s now. Perhaps he’s calmed down a bit?</p><p></p><p>Well, no. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” concerns Bucks County, PA., Snow White, licking postage stamps, movie stars, the theatuh, voodoo, pricks, getting old and the significance of the blue heron. Among many other things.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:12:00 +0000 Bill Gale 25444 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Wild, Almost Wooly Trinity Rep’s “A Christmas Carol” Filled With Song And Dance http://ripr.org/post/trinity-rep-s-christmas-carol-filled-song-and-dance <p></p><p>Yup. Charles Dickens is back in town. Played with great good humor by the veteran Tom Gleadow, this year’s “A Christmas Carol” has Mr. Dickens on stage often and to considerable effect.</p><p>The rotund Gleadow is one of those luminous actors whom you find yourself watching anytime he’s on stage. And he’s there a lot, giving this year’s version more of the dialogue from the novel then perhaps ever. He also chides, and directs, poor old Ebenezer Scrooge a bit, too, which lends a nice comedic touch.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:20:00 +0000 Bill Gale 25227 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep’s “A Christmas Carol” Filled With Song And Dance Providence to Play Host to 'Innovation Factory' Business Summit http://ripr.org/post/providence-play-host-innovation-factory-business-summit <p>More than 400 thinkers and entrepreneurs plan to gather in Providence later this week for the Business Innovation Factory’s ninth summit.</p><p>The head of the factory, Saul Kaplan, said new collaborations and projects come out of the summit every year. About two-thirds of the attendees come from outside of Rhode Island.</p><p>“The people that are there and the people that are in the room have an incredibly positive view of Rhode Island. They believe Rhode Island is a place where innovation can happen, so it changes the conversation," said Kaplan.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:34:23 +0000 Ian Donnis 21782 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep’s “The Grapes of Wrath” is Mesmerizing Theater http://ripr.org/post/trinity-rep-s-grapes-wrath-mesmerizing-theater <p>Let’s just say it right up front. Directed with bold assertion by Brian McEleney, on a kooky set that somehow works by designer Michael McGarty, “The Grapes of Wrath” is mesmerizing theater. With its quicksilver pace, its heartfelt performing and all-American drive, this production ranks among the best in Trinity’s history of taking on big deals and making them individual, and accessible.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:41:51 +0000 Bill Gale 21506 at http://ripr.org Trinity Rep’s “The Grapes of Wrath” is Mesmerizing Theater Artscape: Trinity Rep, a Rhode Island Theater at 50 http://ripr.org/post/artscape-trinity-rep-rhode-island-theater-50 <p>This year, the Providence based Theater Company, Trinity Rep will celebrate its 50<sup>th</sup> year in Rhode Island, a remarkable feat for any non-profit arts organization.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender found out more about their upcoming season, and how the theater company made it to fifty.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:52:49 +0000 John Bender 20820 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Trinity Rep, a Rhode Island Theater at 50 Supreme Court Justice Pulls Back the Curtain on How the Court Works http://ripr.org/post/supreme-court-justice-pulls-back-curtain-how-court-works <p>Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan offered rare behind-the-court insights Tuesday at a forum celebrating the 350<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Rhode Island royal charter.</p><p>It’s hard to manage getting by these days without using email, but the Supreme Court of the United States does just fine without it, said Justice Elena Kagan. Speaking to about 500 people at Trinity Repertory Theatre, Kagan said they type everything on paper and have couriers deliver it.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:02:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 20354 at http://ripr.org Supreme Court Justice Pulls Back the Curtain on How the Court Works The Trick of Putting on Two Plays at Once http://ripr.org/post/trick-putting-two-plays-once <p>At Trinity Rep these nights 14 professional actors and half as many kids are romping and stomping, racing and rushing from the upstairs Chace Theater to the downstairs Dowling Theater. And this is no exercise program. It’s actually the simultaneous performance of two separate plays by a single cast.</p><p>They fly from one play to another, changing costumes and characters all night long.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:30:45 +0000 Bill Gale 16882 at http://ripr.org The Trick of Putting on Two Plays at Once