Friday, August 10, 2007

Boston Theatre Friday Roundup

Boston theatre companies are starting to gear up for fall, but reviewers are still mostly out of town.

Terry Byrne liked Double Edge Theatre's performance of The Magician of Avalon out in Ashfield, MA. I have never been out to the farm where Double Edge works their magic. Everytime I read a review I pledge that I have to make a point to go, but I still have yet to go.

Shakespeare and Company opened Antony and Cleopatra and so far, the reviews are good for Tina Packer's Cleo. Louise Kennedy starts her review: "Let's just cut to the chase here. Tina Packer is a magnificent Cleopatra."

Pre-show hype for Craig Wright's play Grace in the Globe. Grace opens at the Chester Theater in Berkshires.

In Town:

The Publick's Romeo and Juliet is up and running. The Globe, Phoenix, Edge Boston , and Larry Stark all have reviews.

At the Cambridge YMCA, the Summer Play Festival opens tonight, featuring premieres from local playwrights.

Company One's production of Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade at the Boston Center for the Arts closes this weekend. They are filling out the house, so if you have been meaning to see it over the five week run, this is your last chance.

Jesus, The Guantanamo Years closes at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway this weekend as well. Thomas Garvey's Hubreview has an extended take here.

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