Category: reviews

In two comedies, a playwright sides with our better selves

October 8th, 2019 in News & Press, reviews, The Book Club Play

Review from The Boston Globe

It’s relatively unusual for two plays by a writer not named Shakespeare to be simultaneously running at two different Boston-area theaters. But after seeing “The Book Club Play’’ and “Native Gardens,’’ a pair of snappy, crowd-pleasing comedies by Karen Zacarías, I get it.

“The Book Club Play,’’ which focuses on the upheaval within a book club when they open up their meetings to a documentary filmmaker, is the stronger of the pair, featuring a topflight ensemble directed by Shana Gozansky at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

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Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Concludes Season of New Plays With ‘Dead House’

April 22nd, 2019 in 2018/2019 Season, Beirut Balutis, Dead House, News & Press, reviews

Review from

The Boston theater community is enriched by the presence of Boston Playwrights' Theatre, founded in 1981 at Boston University by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. The BU New Play Initiative is an element of the Boston University College of Fine Arts which fosters a commitment to the School of Theatre's development of new work. Together, BPT and NPI are producing the final entry in the 2018-2019 season of new plays, Dead House by Beirut Balutis, a member of the BU M.F.A. Playwriting Program, class of 2019. M.F.A. directing candidate Adam Kassim (The Honey Trap, 2017) returns to BPT to direct this new drama.

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Children’s Theatre Critic

March 22nd, 2013 in Blog, Humor, reviews

Good one. Thanks to John Greiner-Ferris for sharing!