Speakeasy Stage Company

Arts 

REVIEW: ‘NECESSARY MONSTERS’ IS ECCENTRIC AND ESSENTIAL THEATER

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Like much of John Kuntz’s work, the two-hour one act play is surreal and non-linear, challenging the audience from the moment they walk into the theater until the credits scroll. Yes, credits scroll.
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ALL ABOUT DAPHNA: BOSTON CONSERVATORY ALUMNA TALKS HER LATEST ROLE IN “BAD JEWS”

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Daphna Feygenbaum is devout, passionate, driven, and manipulative. And Alison McCartan, who has stepped into Daphna’s shoes for SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Joshua Harmon’s play “Bad Jews,” is three of these things—unless she is manipulative, and then maybe I’ve been duped. Continue reading

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CULTURE TAP

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They are the stories of the South End, and they’re only a Charlie Card tap away.

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THE SPEAKEASY “ROAR”

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“It’s prohibition times- and the air is thick with temptation.” Continue reading

Arts 

FROM THE AISLE: RED

There is something deeper going on here, about the nature of generational artistic progress, about the ways in which we cling to our place in a given field, about what makes art seem in one moment so quintessentially now and other times obviously passé and antiquated. Even though I feel unequipped to pass judgment on one of his paintings, the play still was able to strike me. Continue reading