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Kilian Melloy

Contributor, The ARTery , WBUR

Kilian Melloy has reviewed film and theater for a number of publications, including EDGE Boston and the Cambridge Chronicle. He is a member of the Boston Theater Critics Association and the Boston Online Film Critics Association.

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Boston Premiere Of Pasek And Paul’s ‘Dogfight’ A Rollicking Pleasure At SpeakEasy

May 12, 2016
Jordan J. Ford and Alejandra M. Parrilla (center) and members of the cast SpeakEasy Stage's "Dogfight." (Courtesy of Glenn Perry Photography)

The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s sharp production possesses a blunt hardness that feels unique and is proof that sometimes less really is more.

‘RoosevElvis’ At Oberon — Mr. President, Meet Mr. Presley. Or Is It Ms. Presley?

May 10, 2016
Kristen Sieh and Libby King in "RoosevElvis" at Oberon. (Courtesy Evgenia Eliseeva/A.R.T.)

“RoosevElvis” is a straight-ahead, full-tilt voyage through popular images of man- (and woman-) hood that’s part live performance and part video footage, with a little bit of hilariously amateur dance recital thrown in.

Stoneham Theatre Noir: 'Laura,' You Used To Be More Fun

May 09, 2016
(Courtesy Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots)

Stoneham Theatre’s production of “Laura,” playing through May 22, is somewhat anemic, writes Kilian Melloy.

‘We’re Gonna Die’ At Oberon — The Grim Facts Of Life Have Never Been So Fun

April 23, 2016

Young Jean Lee’s controversial play is a one-woman show with musical benefits, delving into tough topics like the rejection by childhood friends and parental betrayal.

‘Mr. Burns’ Dazzles At The Lyric: It’s The End Of The World As We — Doh! — Know It

April 13, 2016
The cast of "Mr. Burns" in "Simpsons" masks. (Courtesy Mark S. Howard)

Anne Washburn’s play confounds the usual doomsday scenarios with a retelling of a classic “Simpsons” episode.

‘Arcadia’ Intertwines Science With Sex, Past With Present, At Central Square Theater

April 07, 2016
Kira Patterson (Thomasina) and Will Madden (Septimus) in "Arcadia." (Courtesy A.R. Sinclair Photography)

Tom Stoppard’s 1993 play, “Arcadia,” by the Nora Theatre Company, incorporates science, sex and Lord Byron.

‘Mistero Buffo,’ At The Poets’ Theatre, Slices Sanctimony Down To Human Size

March 22, 2016
Benjamin Evett in the scene "The Birth of the Giullare." (Courtesy The Poets' Theatre)

In puncturing the clouds upon which the obnoxiously pious float, critic Kilian Melloy says “Mistero Buffo” returns the struggle for faith and atonement to the human realm.

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ At Oberon — Boys Will, Hilariously, Be Girls

March 10, 2016
The cast of "H.M.S. Pinafore." (Courtesy of Evgenia Eliseeva/American Repertory Theater)

The Hypocrites’ immersive production of Gilbert and Sullivan turns gender on its head while tickling the funny bone, says theater critic Kilian Melloy.

The Cons Of ‘Fast Company’ Are Enjoyable, Despite Imperfections

March 08, 2016
Lin-Ann Ching Kocar, Theresa Nguyen and Tyler Simahk during a scene in "Fast Company." (Courtesy of Mark S. Howard/Lyric Stage Company of Boston)

The play staged at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston revolves around a con-artist of a mother, her three children and the schemes they pull on unsuspecting victims – including one another.

Story Of Cocoanut Grove’s Deadly ‘Inferno’ Brought To The Stage

March 01, 2016
Boston fire and police department workers and many servicemen jam the street outside the Cocoanut Grove nightclub on November 28, 1942. The deadly fire is the subject of a new play. (AP Photo)

“Inferno!” features about 20 characters sharing stories in monologues about the deadly Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942.

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