Author: Stanford Friedman

This Lingering Life

Let’s begin with some math. The subtitle of This Lingering Life (which will be lingering downstairs at HERE until Oct. 4) is, Nine Noh Plays in pre-prologue, prologue, twenty scenes, two sightings, epilogue and optional one-to-three crossings in 80 American minutes. The play has 28 characters, portrayed by 10 different actors, and is led by one director, Cat Miller.

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The Fatal Weakness

The Mint Theater Company holds a unique place in New York’s theater scene. Since 1992, their mission has involved creating vibrant revivals of “worthy but neglected” older plays. Over the years, they have had more hits than misses, and now they have struck gold once again with this shiny production of George Kelly’s 1946 seriocomedy, The Fatal Weakness.

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Bayside! The Musical!

Unlike the educationally challenged students of Bayside High, the cast and creative team behind this production, now entering its third year of off and on performances, are a group of dedicated over-achievers.

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Smoke

Smoke is a difficult play on many levels. The characters are gripping, but not at all likable. There is humor, at times, but it’s the kind that leads to uncomfortable laughter. And the storyline subverts audience expectation at nearly every turn.

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