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It would be understandable for the modern theater-goer to find a production of a 2,500 year-old Athenian tragedy written by Euripides daunting. But that theater-goer should get over it because the tragedy in question is The Bacchae, and it’s produced by Tubiforce and the Komoi Collective, playing at OBERON, and encourages its attendees to drink heavily and participate in the sexily savage Bacchic Rituals firsthand.
Boston Herald: State of the Arts: Another Year, Another Exciting Tony Awards Special by American Repertory Theater (June 19, 2013)
When you put amazing theater, talented artists, and a couple of awards together on a lovely night in June, one tends to think of the Tony Awards. And, like every year, the Awards ceremony gets better and better. Although not every nominee can win a silver trophy with a spinning top (as Cyndi Lauper so kindly showed the viewers at home), the Tonys are ultimately a celebration of theater and the many artists…
Playbill.com: Third Time's the Charm: Diane Paulus Receives First Tony Award With Her Third Tony-Winning Revival (June 10, 2013)
I left this production singing the operetta’s glorious melodies. It’s not always necessary to be enlightened by theater. Sometimes it’s more than enough to have a rollicking good time.
Pirates of Penzance is tantamount to a three-ring circus being held at a beach volleyball tournament.
The brilliant 80-minute-long revamping of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic is so good, you’ll leave with with sore cheeks from grinning throughout the entire show. The not-so-swashbuckling pirates lack both swords and swagger, but make up for these shortcomings — and then some. They’re extraordinarily talented musicians who meander about while playing guitars, banjos, an accordion, a squeezebox, spoons and a saw.
The one-act play, which clocks in at 70 minutes, was first produced in traditional theaters, but the troupe has since performed it in rock clubs and bars. “As soon as we put it in a bar, where people were drinking and hooting and hollering, it really came to life,’’ says Malloy.