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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Jack Goes Boating by Aron Canter

Two couples battling through life in New York City take center stage in Jack Goes Boating, written by Bob Glaudini and presented by The Seeing Place Theater and director Erin Cronican. The c…

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Review: The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald by Aron Canter

The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald at La MaMa ETC presented by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre and GOH Productions is a totally charming and interesting evening of theater.…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: Wood Calls Out To Wood by Aron Canter

A rose of a show is up at The Tank, Wood Calls Out To Wood, written by Corinne Donly and directed by Sarah Hughes. A work of such generous inquiry and soft choices is a blessing to patient s…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: Mauritius by Aron Canter

There are many reasons to see a play, and if one of those reasons is that you adore the creative repercussions of the well-written play structure, Mauritius, by Theresa Rebeck, with a lovely…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: Mesquite, NV by Aron Canter

The dark consequences of politics and a failing economy take center stage in the Workshop Theater’s production of Mesquite, NV, by Leegrid Stevens, directed by Thomas Coté. Bouncy text an…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Red Light Winter by Aron Canter

The chasm between our varied lives and theater’s capacity to reflect it is nothing to get down on; in fact, it’s a beautiful opportunity, and in many ways, is what this art form …

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Tomorrow in the Battle by Aron Canter

Sometimes, a play really surprises me. Tomorrow in the Battle, a high stakes drama on love and morality by Kieron Barry, directed by Tana Sirois, is an effective and fun piece of theater sto…

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Review: Dickie Beau’s ‘Blackouts’ by Aron Canter

Dickie Beau’s work is as personally spiritual as it is rigorous and inventive, as intimate as it is interesting, and his limited run at Abrons — part of the Crossing the Line Festival …

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Review: Whiskey Pants by Aron Canter

Whiskey Pants: The Mayor Williamsburg, a new musical directed and composed by Christian De Gre, is a remarkably silly new work, now up at the HERE Arts Center. And while some of the sillines…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Review: Brilliant Traces by Aron Canter

Brilliant Traces, written by Cindy Lou Johnson and directed by David Newer, is a love story set in a remote cabin in Alaska during a whiteout between a woman who is running away because she …

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Pomengenade by Aron Canter

The Arctic Group’s Pomegrenade, written and directed by Ran Xia and performed at IRT, a cozy little space a stone’s throw from the Hudson River, is a Chuck Mee-style reimagining …

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Review: Monica Bill Barnes and Company’s “One Night Only (running as long as we can)” by Aron Canter

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass are the most fun choreographers ever. They may also be the most fun people ever, but I haven’t met everyone so who can say. What you may miss at their …

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Petie by Aron Canter

In Petie, a new play written by and starring Lori Fischer and directed by Martha Banta, the dark mistakes that haunt us never leave the downstage corner of our minds. This well-performed, th…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Interview: Moshe Yassur on Directing New Yiddish Rep’s Production of Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ by Aron Canter

Moshe Yassur is a longtime collaborator with the New Yiddish Rep, having directed their acclaimed productions of Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman, and he is at the helm of their l…

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Review: Sam’s Tea Shack by Aron Canter

Welcome to Sam’s Tea Shack, a bazaar to house Sam Soghor’s comedy routine/heart break — and a theatrical experience straight out of 1980s New York City. The work is a rumbling ther…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: The Baroness by Aron Canter

Art and desire are the heart and driving force of the Scandinavian American Theater Company’s production of The Baroness, written by Thor Bjørn Krebs, directed by Henning Hegland, and tra…

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Don’t Miss These Shows at Cennarium’s Promenade, The First-Ever Virtual Performing Arts Festival by Aron Canter

Our favorite place to catch live performance from your own laptop is having a festival of their own. Cennarium’s Promenade is a 10-day digital global performing arts festival, running …

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Review: The Itch by Aron Canter

The American family drama gets a contemporary and creative spin in a very nice new play, The Itch, written by Alexandra Zelma-Doring and directed by Theresa Buchheister. A smart and well dev…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: Lone Star by Aron Canter

Lone Star, the James McLure play presented by Nine Theatricals and directed by Pete McElligott, is All-American beer and cigarettes and backyards. A damn funny and effective ode to dirty boy…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

What To Watch On Cennarium This September by Aron Canter

Every month we highlight the best programming on Cennarium, a streaming service for the performing arts. StageBuddy readers receive a 15% discount on Cennarium. Use the code: st@gebuddy DRA…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: ‘The Anthropologists Save the World!’ at Ice Factory 2017 by Aron Canter

As I digest the play The Anthropologists Save the World! by the theater collaborative The Anthropologists and directed by company founder Melissa Moschitto, the challenge of art making is cr…

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Review: Garden of Delights by Aron Canter

Fernando Arrabal’s love for artists is only matched by the scale of his imagination — and his is one of the most colorful minds to ever write words for the theater. But it’s an Old…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Review: ‘Yellow Card Red Card’ at Ice Factory 2017 by Aron Canter

For four young women in Cameroon, independence and self-worth is found in soccer — well, football — in Melisa Tien’s Yellow Card Red Card, directed by Tamilla Woodward. These w…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: The Unwritten Law by Aron Canter

Dixon Place is hosting a really great, totally passionate, very well crafted and well developed performance in Chesney Snow’s The Unwritten Law, directed by Rebecca Arends. It is the story…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: Dear Jane by Aron Canter

The impulse to make art about one’s life story has fueled many great artists, but getting it right is a challenge. Dear Jane, a very nice and hardworking play written by Joan Beber an…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: Seeing Place Theater’s ‘Cloud 9’ by Aron Canter

One of the great plays is being produced at the Access Theater: Cloud 9, the first of Caryl Churchill’s many magnum opuses. Yes, Caryl Churchill, without question a top ten English languag…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: 1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dog by Aron Canter

1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs, by the collective Yara Arts Group, is ambitious, and if you choose to attend, for real, good for you, you’re ambitious yourself. This play concer…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Theater for a New Audience by Aron Canter

The Bard, done right, is a bonafide good time, and a good time is had at Simon Godwin’s production of Measure for Measure at Theater for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center.…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Terezin by Aron Canter

Some stories are forgotten and never told. Others are misremembered. Then still, there are stories we remember but don’t understand — and these are ripe for the creative imagination.…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: The Reception by Aron Canter

Ya know at a party, when it seems like it’s all coordinated by an act of God? Or at least choreographed by a real professional? The Reception, a choreo-drama created by Sean Donovan a…

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