Author: Stanford Friedman

The Gentleman Caller

Opposites attract, especially when they’re plastered. So, when a flamboyant Tennessee Williams and a repressed William Inge guzzle a bottle of gin then follow it up with a bottle of whisky, the two men get awfully handsy, and obscenely footsy.

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The Iceman Cometh

In this distinguished and exuberant Broadway revival of the 1939 Eugene O’Neill classic, the denizens of Harry’s inhabit a perpetual fugue state, circa 1912, where yesterday was the best of times and tomorrow is the reason to drink away tonight.

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We Live By the Sea

A captivating examination of an autistic girl’s struggles. Yes, we are transported, but rather than forgetting we are sitting in a theater, we are instead transformed into make-believe characters.

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Escape to Margaritaville

Like a lost flip flop floating up from a low tide, Escape to Margaritaville surfaces, revealing an isle where local inhabitants and vacationing Midwesterners sing only Jimmy Buffett while occasionally hooking up and/or breaking out in dance.

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Later Life

There was indeed a time before Tinder when a man could meet a love interest at a dinner party full of strangers, and emoji-laden text messages had not yet replaced witty repartee over glasses of wine.

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