Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hub Theatre Company of Boston Architects An Interesting Second Season - Review of "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg

Hub Theatre Company of Boston has drawn up an interesting set of plans to launch its second season.  First off the drawing board is Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain." The title refers to a terse and enigmatic notation in a journal that is read in 1995 by the children of the architect who wrote these words in 1960.

In Act One, we see the three grown children of two architects who were partners in the 1960s. Walker and Nan are brother and sister; Pip is the son of Theo, their father's long dead partner.  The three adults share a complex and strained relationship, due in large part to Walker's clinical depression and lingering melancholia and taciturn nature.  In Act Two, we flash back to 1960 and see how Ned, Theo and Lina also shared an awkward triangular relationship.  We drop in on the action during the "Three Days of Rain" in New York City.

Playing dual roles, John Geoffrion, Tim Hoover and Marty Seeger Mason are excellent in each portraying two very different characters.  They are crisply directed by Daniel Bourque on a set by Marc Ewart that evokes the ethos of the time frames in which the two acts are set.

The Hub Theatre Company is Boston its identity and finding its place in the world of Boston theatre. This play works well at all levels, and is the one I have enjoyed the most of all the productions I have seen that have been mounted by Hub.  The future looks bright.

I encourage you to come out to enjoy the play and to support Boston's only professional theatre company that is always "Pay-What-You-Can."

The show will run through April 19 at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Back Bay.



 S E A S O N   T W O   -   2 0 1 4

Three Days of Rain
by Richard Greenberg    directed by Dan Bourque
first church    april 4-19

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield    directed by Lauren Elias
club caf√©    aug 2014

6 Hotels
New England Premiere!
by Israel Horovitz    directed by Daniel Bourque and John Geoffrion
(venue tba)    nov 2014

Hub Theatre of Boston Website

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