This is the Soviet Union circa 1938. Stalin rules with an iron hand as the ghosts of old Russia hang in the air. How do you move forward when all you can do is look back?
“Now I’m Fine,” billed as a ‘grand scale experimental pop opera,’ is certainly grand scale something, but I am not sure what.
Tap dancing is about joy and that’s what you feel when showman and master tap dancer Maurice Hines steps onstage. He is showbiz with a capital “S”. “S” for style, swagger and smooth. This man has it all.
In Night is a Room, playwright Naomi Wallace has accomplished that most difficult of tasks: she has written a story that is entirely new, and it’s drama with a capital D. It weaves and deceives, drawing the audience in completely.
When was the last time you went to the theatre and had a ball? Well, here’s your chance. The Three Day Hangover theatre company’s inventive adaptation of “Tartuffe” brings theatre back to its more interactive roots when audience members didn’t have to sit quietly — not that that’s a bad thing, indeed I have been known to shush a chatty Cathy or two at the opera — but for this theatre company it would be positively rude to behave with such decorum. The audience is part of the show, mingling with the cast throughout the evening, and being called upon to join the ‘onstage’ action.
This is the inaugural production of The Community NYC, and what a way to introduce yourself to the crowded NYC theatre scene. Love, anger, grief, money, family relationships — “Becky Shaw” fairly burst with plot lines, making for an interesting night of theatre.