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Charlotte Collins

Articles by Charlotte Collins

The Last Five Years: an entertaining lack of intimacy

This is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, boy-marries-girl, boy-cheats-on-and-divorces-girl. Not exactly the best fodder for a musical billed as a love story. So, it might help to bring in a little Aristotle here. In his ...

October 30, 2019
Noura: a non-practicing architect

This is a family drama that takes place in one room over the course of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The family — dad, mom, and 11-year-old son — are Iraqi immigrants living in Queens. ...

October 9, 2019
Foxfire: Appalachian lore

The title, Foxfire, refers to a project started in 1966 by an English teacher in Appalachia who encouraged his students to hone their writing skills by documenting their family histories and Appalachian lore. They christened ...

September 18, 2019
Romeo and Juliet with an eighties dance party

This tragedy starts out looking like a big party. Fair enough. Many big parties end in tragedy. It’s a great party until somebody dies. That’s what I guess director Barry Edelstein is going for with ...

September 11, 2019
Pablo Picasso: the King of Trash

One of the most charming scenes in this tri-lingual, one-man show comes when Picasso takes the audience on a tour of his cluttered studio, explaining his dumpster-dive art: his late dog crafted out of a ...

August 14, 2019
The Tale of Despereaux: A romping good tale well-told

“The world is dark, and light is precious,” writes Kate DiCamillo in her novel The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. Where are ...

July 24, 2019
The Luckiest: Perfect propaganda

During this production, Aleque Reid (as Lissette) jumps agilely back and forth along the timeline of her debilitating illness. In one scene, she is a vigorously physical, dynamic, healthy woman; in the next, she is ...

July 10, 2019
The Old Globe’s As You Like It: Shakespeare that everyone can like

As You Like It is perhaps the Bard’s most delightful play and a perennial crowd pleaser. Cousins and best friends Rosalind and Celia are caught in the middle of a feud between their fathers. They ...

June 26, 2019
Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods: the forging of a friendship under stressful, high-stakes circumstances

It defies imagination that two hours listening to two people talking about arms negotiations could be watchable, let alone highly engaging. But playwright Lee Blessing has a keen insight into human nature and a benevolence ...

June 12, 2019
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