Elaine Elinson

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A historian watches ‘Girls of the Golden West’

A new opera purports to tell the overlooked stories of women and people of color during the Gold Rush. How close does it hew to facts?

‘The Normal Heart’ still beats ferociously at Theatre Rhino

Larry Kramer's searing 1985 play about the dawn of AIDS melds anger and anguish into powerful theatre -- and remains sadly timeless.

Onstage: Roaring through life with ‘Eva’

"The Eva Trilogy" at Magic Theatre follows a prickly, fascinating woman's lifelong journey to shake off a Catholic childhood.