Marvin’s Room
Jul11

Marvin’s Room

While it may have augured well for its creator, who died in 1992 at age 33 after receiving several major awards, it seems to have lost much of its vigor in the intervening decades.

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Fulfillment Center
Jun27

Fulfillment Center

The sprawling emptiness of the South West’s desert is mirrored in the hearts of four troubled characters in Abe Koogler’s “Fulfillment Center”, an exploration of existential anxiety and human disconnectedness set in and around a New Mexico shipping facility.

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My Eyes Went Dark
Jun16

My Eyes Went Dark

A grieving father and husband, Nikolai Koslov (Declan Conlon), is having a hard time letting go of his rage. After his wife and two children lose their lives in a plane crash, his main concern is for those who survived. Was it an accident? A terrorist act? Who is responsible? And, most of all, who will be punished?

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Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series B.
Jun08

Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series B.

Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill honed their craft, EST has held annual short-play marathons since 1977, breaking new ground by putting new and established writers together on the stage.

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Reprise
May30

Reprise

“Locker room talk” doesn’t even begin to describe the dialogue in the play’s beginning scene, which might nevertheless make you smile through very gritted teeth. It’s as broad as humor gets, and it makes for rather juvenile comedy.

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Antonia Bennett at Café Carlyle
May25

Antonia Bennett at Café Carlyle

Ms. Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett, made her Café Carlyle debut last night to a packed room, one that, she informed us, included “many familiar faces.”

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The Spring Fling: Rebound
May16

The Spring Fling: Rebound

All is Bright by Dan Moyer concluded the series and offered the most nuanced material, allowing its capable cast to flex more complex actorly muscles.

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Happy Days
May05

Happy Days

Winnie is optimistic but vanquished, charming and irritating, funny and dejected. Her endless banter is but a mirror of our restless minds, condemned to seek order amidst chaos, and crave respite from the unceasing ebb and flow of our delights and sorrows.

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Latin History for Morons – A Second Look
Apr14

Latin History for Morons – A Second Look

By Massimo Iacoboni What’s a father to do when he finds out his teen age son is being bullied at school? How do you grow up Latino and proud in contemporary America? Are today’s bullies just another incarnation of yesteryear’s Spanish Conquistadores? These are just some of the questions asked and answered, in his trademark agitator style, by performer and writer John Leguizamo, who unleashed his considerable wit, as well as scores of...

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