Irreversible
Mar26

Irreversible

The challenge for anyone seeking to dramatize this important historical moment is to find something new to say or a new presentation of the well known facts.

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Kristina
Mar22

Kristina

Kristina is an interesting and attractive woman that eschews the realities of monarchy while running up the country’s debt with her decadence and self-indulgence.

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The World of Extreme Happiness
Feb26

The World of Extreme Happiness

Cowhig’s bold writing supported by the production’s equally bold theatricality keep the story moving at a pace that is both provocative and entertaining.

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Rocket to the Moon
Feb22

Rocket to the Moon

Set against the late Depression-era scramble for survival, Clifford Odets’s “Rocket to the Moon” is a story of middle-aged torpor and various delusions of love.

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Dutchman
Feb20

Dutchman

In this eerie setting Baraka’s language soars. There is absolutely nothing left unsaid; nothing left undone.

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Rasheeda Speaking
Feb12

Rasheeda Speaking

Rasheed Speaking’s complexity provokes thought well after the curtain call. It requires attention to detail and a memory for what the characters reveal to tie up all its loose ends.

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The Owl and the Pussycat
Jan30

The Owl and the Pussycat

Any actor with the task of working in a tiny space at The Producers Club deserves an award just for getting through the performance.

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Looking For Parcifal
Jan28

Looking For Parcifal

There is a hint of something important about the realm of death, which the living don’t understand, that Shoshanna is trying to communicate.

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Run For Your Wife
Jan20

Run For Your Wife

by Jean Sidden Farce depends on broad strokes in characterization, physical comedy and fast pace so the audience doesn’t question the absurdity of plot. Run For Your Wife, presented by The Gallery Players in Brooklyn, has promise of becoming the sort of tight package that’s necessary to make this sometimes tiresome style sizzle, however on opening night there were still too many holes in the delivery to guarantee consistent fun. John...

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Thoughts on Uncle Vanya Hosted by Medicine Show

In a production that captured the humanity that Chekhov found amusing, Uncle Vanya, as presented by Columbia University School of the Arts and November Theatre, moved at a clip supported by an excellent cast. Vanya is a play that might easily sink by taking too literally the many times its characters utter the word “bored.” This lively production, directed by Michael Scholar, Jr., instead illustrates how Chekhov’s characters draw...

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