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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Sundown, Yellow Moonat by Charles Wright

- Author Rachel Bonds calls it a "Nighttime Play with Songs," and much of its dramatic struggles do take place in the dark . . .

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review:The Gravedigger's Lullaby at by Charles Wright

Jeff Talbott's play having its world premiere in an admirable production by TACT, is as simply-structured as a parable and haunting as a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay. .

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: Dolphins And Sharksat by Charles Wright

James Anthony Tyler's play is at once an old-fashioned chronicle of office intrigue and an up-to-the-minute picture of conditions at the lower end of the urban food chain. .

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Nibbler at by Charles Wright

a comedy-drama of vulnerability and longing. The characters' awkward, sometimes desperate stabs at sexual expression are touching, believable, and a trifle horrifying.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Escaped Alone at by Charles Wright

Caryl Churchill play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music concerns four unremarkable English women embodied by truly remarkable actors. . .

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review: ell Hector I Miss Him at by Charles Wright

Paola Lazaro's mosaic of scenes involving characters with little in common beyond being fellow denizens of a few blocks around a convenience store in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Review:Orange Julius at by Charles Wright

Like so many wistful, small-cast memory plays about dysfunctional families, Basil Kreimendahl's play co-produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73, reflects the influence of The…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Review:Albatross at by Charles Wright

With its multitude of props, ever-busy stage business, and dynamic projections, this production from the Poets' Theatre of Boston seems determined at all costs to rescue The Rime of the Anci…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane at by Charles Wright

Druid Theatre Company engrossing revival of Martin McDonagh's horror tale with humor makes a stop in Brooklyn to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the play's 1996 premiere,

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Review:The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at by Charles Wright

There are surprises aplenty in this new take on the classic struggle of a human and the Devil, which is raising the roof at the Heath, a performing space and pub in the McKittrick Hotel. . .…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review:The Winter's Tale at by Charles Wright

Cheek by Jowl presents Shakepeare's late-career romance at BAM, exquisitely designed by Nick Ormerod

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review: Terms of Endearment at by Charles Wright

Molly Ringwald as the flamboyant widow Aurora Greenway is the chief attraction in Dan Gordon's stage adaptation of the movie that won the 1984 Best Picture Oscar

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review:The Servant Of Two Masters at by Charles Wright

TNFA's production of Carlo Goldoni's farce will be heaven for spectators swept up in its silliness . . .

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Review: at by Charles Wright

Except for the Dutch dialogue (and those supertitles), director Ivo van Hove's evening with these kings is like a binge-session of House of Cards. . .

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle at by Charles Wright

The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's resourceful staging of Bertolt Brecht's 1941 epic cartoon

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Review:She Stoops to Conquer at by Charles Wright

Oliver Goldsmith's great farcical comedy given a crisp but true to its time revival by TACT

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review: Underground Railroad Game at by Charles Wright

this provocative theater piece by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, has arrived at a turbulent juncture in relations among this country's varied communities

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Review:v at by Charles Wright

What's on display at 59E59 is an intriguing amalgam of the late English novelist and her 21st century interpreter, Conor McPherson.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review: Caught at by Charles Wright

Christopher Chen's surprise-filled comedy

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Troilus And Cressida at by Charles Wright

Daniel Sullivan reinforces the anti-heroic themes of Shakespeare's text throughout the evening, debunking chivalric ideas and stressing the futility of war.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Men On Boats at by Charles Wright

playwright Jaclyn Backhaus applies a wildly ribald sensibility to the saga of the first U.S. sanctioned expedition through the Grand Canyon.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Review: Potomac Theatre Project: Good & No End of Blame at by Charles Wright

Both these plays are ripe for New York revival, and PTP is the ideal organization to spur reappraisals.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review:The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois at by Charles Wright

True to Adam Rapp, there are misfits, ruffians, and malcontents hanging around in seedy surroundings. . . menacing personal dynamics. . . an off-beat kind of lyricism. There's also something…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: Indian Summer at by Charles Wright

In the course of its two-or-so hours, Gregory S. Moss's comedy is as much about love — familial, platonic and, of course, romantic — as it is about longing and loneliness. It's touching …

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: Peer Gynt at by Charles Wright

There's plenty to debate about John Doyle's streamlined Peer Gynt. What's incontestable is that he and Gabriel Ebert are an explosive combination.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, Funnyhouse of a Negro at by Charles Wright

As studies in loneliness, alienation, and unease, these one-acts fit together nicely as a single evening. . .

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: Turn Me Loose at by Charles Wright

Biographical dramas are common on the New York stage, but they're usually about dead people. Comedian Dick Gregory, the protagonist of Gretchen Law's play, is going strong at 83.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Review: A Better Place at by Charles Wright

The protagonist of Wendy Beckett's far-fetched comedy is confident that the family in the apartment with no curtains across the way is rich and happy. If he were right, Ms. Beckett wouldn't …

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Toast at by Charles Wright

Richard Bean's first play presented as part of 2016 Brits Off Broadway

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuck Everlasting at by Charles Wright

a new family friendly musical, adapted fro Natalie Babbitt's popular young adult novel. .

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at by Charles Wright

This brief piece marks Alice Birch as a writer worth following. . .Read More

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