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Trinity Repertory Company
Ranked #18 of 98 things to do in Providence
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Owner description: "American Theater at its best" - Boston Globe. 1964: professional theater is born in Rhode Island. The rest is history: the Tony Award, 54 world premieres, education programs, films and tours. Laughter, insight, magic, tears, and passion, for three generations of audiences. A world of theater experiences waits for you at Trinity Rep. New plays, classics, and musicals spring to life with our resident actors, directors and designers.
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is very unusual interpretation of the classic. The theater continue involving kid actors into their performances, even though some of the scenes are obviously not appropriate for children to watch, and the company does include the scenes into afternoon performances. When you buy tickets, be aware that some of the action happens right on the seats, so if you are pregnant, they will not pay attention and you have to get seats not so close to the stage. There is no stage, by the way, but this is part of the Shakespeare's "theatre" set up, so looks actually natural.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Boasting a brilliantly talented resident acting company, directors and designers, the Trinity Repertory Company produces some of the finest and most important theater of the 21st century. Be sure to order tickets online or by phone as they are often sold out for all performances. There are tow theater facilities in one building and there are time when both theaters are in production -when this happens on street parking can be tough, so be sure to check out the parking garage right next door to the theater.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great venue for a show, you are no more that a dozen rows away from the stage at the back of the house. Professional and funny. Staff was helpful. Able to pre-order intermission drinks is a great service!

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Christmas Carol at Trinity 2016 was the worst show I have ever seen! When did the show become a joke with one liners, a drunk scene, and the whole meaning going out the window. Now I understand when it's called "liberal" arts. It's terrible when a story with a moral theme isn't good enough as is, it has to be made into a joke. I will rethink about ever going again.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This was by far.... and I mean BY FAR... the worst of the worst Christmas Carol shows I have ever seen in my life. For any critic to say this was anything but awful means that they should never ever be a critic. Trinity Rep is one of my favorite places to go and the place is fantastic BUT they should be utterly ashamed to have presented this "version" of a holiday classic. I'm understanding of a few twists but this was completely confusing. Coal Miners? The ghost Christmas Present in a drag queen wig and 70's leggings? The acting was beyond terrible and at times truly laughable. I KNOW I'm not alone when I say people were so disappointed just by how many people didn't clap or stand at the (very thankful) end of the show. I've been going to this show for past 15 years and it has always been the one thing that really vaults you into the spirit of Christmas and this did nothing but frustrate me. Shameful and Embarrassing.

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