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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Tiger’s Bride by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Director/writer Suzanne Karpinski has made a valiant effort to corral the chaos by encouraging the audience to get a card stamped by the actors in the various spaces, presumably in the hopes…

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

A Good Day to Me Not to You by Christopher "caz" Caswell

As a work of writing, "A Good Day to Me Not to You" is blisteringly funny and seems deceptively shapeless, almost like a meandering evening of stand-up comedy, until it comes together to a f…

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Emergence: Things Are Not As They Seem by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Olson might very well be the three-way love child of Thomas Dolby, Bill Irwin, and Max Headroom. He carries the show with an unbridled, infectious, childlike enthusiasm, sharing what he know…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Bite Me by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Both Garelik and Samuel’s performances as teens are fully formed and not stereotyped; their portrayals as young adults at their ten-year high school reunion are just as authentic. Directio…

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Doris Day: My Secret Love by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Borelli as Doris Day is charming and appealing; her voice is not quite as strong as Day’s, but it is pretty and expressive, especially in quieter, more intimate moments. At the peak of som…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Lightweight by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Lightweight, the cleverly titled one-woman play currently being performed at the SoHo Playhouse, shines an important light on the subject of anorexia, and who better to tell her own story wi…

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Love + Science by Christopher "caz" Caswell

As for the play itself, "Love + Science" tells a good story, even if not necessarily a new one. It’s largely another history of AIDS with a few scientific sprinkles thrown in. Where Glass�…

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Being Chaka by Christopher "caz" Caswell

There’s no shortage of race-related storytelling in today’s theater and film arenas, and it takes a special entry to become seen among the offerings. "Being Chaka" is one such play; thou…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

God of Carnage by Christopher "caz" Caswell

The direction by Nicholas Viselli ultimately misses a key point in this plot, which is that Alan and Annette should be staged as perpetually trying to leave Veronica and Michael’s apartmen…

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Friday, April 21, 2023

Muse by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Matt O’Shea as Matthias and Rachel Gatewood as Sheila in a scene from Frank Tangredi’s “Muse” at The Tank (Photo credit: Bronwen Sharp) Christopher Caz, Critic Greenhouse Ensemble of…

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Monday, April 17, 2023

*mark (A solo performance of the Gospel of Mark) by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Fortunately for us, “Magisian” Drance is quite the storyteller. Under the reasonably succinct direction of Jackie Lucid, he spryly moves around the space, emphasizing parables with chalk…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Trees by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Borinsky’s dialogue is filled with colorful, quirky lines which are often funny and entertaining, but the entire script borders on absurdity without a cohesive through point. There are a h…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Conversations After Sex by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Setting aside societal shame and judgment, anonymous sexual encounters have their benefits. If the chemistry works, then there’s the immediate gratification in the form of pleasure. If the…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Downstate by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Norris’ smart and effective script is packed with controversy; its characters are stained by the trauma in which their lives have been steeped, and it’s uncertain they will ever feel cle…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards