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Friday, May 6, 2022

Our Brother’s Son by Christopher Caz

Liz Larsen, Dan Sharkey, Midori Nakamura and Allen McCullough in a scene from Charles Gluck’s “Our Brother’s Son” at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Photo credit: Russ Rowland)…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Wish You Were Here by Christopher Caz

In the 13 years that span this earnest, thought-provoking play, three weddings, fear, war, and death all serve to test the strength and sanctity of these women’s bonds. Toossi’s script i…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Bloom by Christopher Caz

Direction by Victoria Pérez could have better negotiated the script transitions and emotional shaping of the piece; however, script, director and actors, as well as lighting design by Migue…

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Songs About Trains by Christopher Caz

As a piece of theater, "Songs About Trains" is earnest and unique. Lead author (and performer) Beto O’Byrne, along with contributing authors Eugenie Chan, Reginald Edmund, Jay B Muskett an…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Patsy by Christopher Caz

Greenspan, a six-time Obie Award winner, whirls at breakneck speed through this three-act play in just over an hour, transforming from one character to the next with expert fluidity. He tran…

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiananmen Requiem by Christopher Caz

The play itself is suitably dramatic and thought-provoking; as a piece of theater it should continue to be presented to enlighten future audiences. This particular production isn’t quite u…

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Barococo by Christopher Caz

Mandell’s costume and wig design are exquisite, perfectly defining each character in their own distinct look and style with numerous fabrics and colors and without overlap. Each of the act…

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Collision / The Martyrdom by Christopher Caz

Throughout these plays there resonates an overarching message of female empowerment, a message that provides depth to the otherwise light comedy being served up. Nuns are habit forming, that…

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Wit by Christopher Caz

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, an exquisitely literate and dramatically poignant piece, would certainly suffer in the hands of less than able artists. Fortunately, the p…

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood by Christopher Caz

This show is conceived, directed, and choreographed by Randy Skinner, and his four-time Tony Award-nominated talents shine throughout the production. The choreography is inventive, interacti…

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

The Antelope Party by Christopher Caz

Meyer’s darkly comic script is ultimately terrifying, a nod to Orwell and a brilliantly satirical parable which is uncannily prescient in today’s political climate. Director Jess Chayes …

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Odd Man Out by Christopher Caz

Without the benefit of sight, one must strain to listen more closely in order to understand the events of the play; footsteps, cane taps, ball bounces, far off music, distant voices and othe…

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

The New York Pops Underground Cabaret featuring Max von Essen by Christopher Caz

Von Essen did sing a couple of songs from a living composer, one Andrew Lloyd Webber. He relayed the story of going on for Ricky Martin in Evita, where the curtain had to be held so that all…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Polylogues by Christopher Caz

Each interviewee’s name is projected onto the back wall as Clark carefully transitions between the 21 people she’s interviewed; young, old, male, female, cis- or otherwise. This is a lar…

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Blackbird by Christopher Caz

In his thankless role as Ray, Grossman’s performance is perpetually defensive, harried and out of breath. As unlikable a character as Ray is expected to be, Grossman doesn’t quite manage…

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Karens by Christopher Caz

Fortunately, good things come to those who wait, even after an hour and a half. The play suddenly takes a turn when Karen X has a breakdown behind a dumpster at Whole Foods. Karen X may have…

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Judgment Day by Christopher Caz

As Sammy, Jason Alexander’s exquisite comic genius delivers like gangbusters, a delivery which gets even richer in some subtler moments when Sammy surprises himself with some honest emotio…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

X the Experience by Christopher Caz

The music by Manuel Pelayo, Giancarlo Bonfanti and Katz sets an eerie, futuristic tone that, combined with numerous dance and visual elements, presents X the Experience like a long MTV video…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Day by Christopher Caz

Chapdelaine’s writing is funny and sincere, thought-provoking and smart. There is a suggestion in the script that these four individuals could all be different facets of the same person, a…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tomorrow We Love by Christopher Caz

There is plenty of over-the-top acting, physical antics and far-fetched story lines, all perfectly acceptable ingredients for a zany gender-bending farce. The only thing missing are the laug…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Bundle of Sticks by Christopher Caz

One of the most interesting attributes of this play (apart from the clever title being a less common and unharmful definition of the word “faggot”) is playwright J. Julian Christopher’…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Sickness by Christopher Caz

Even before the playwright pays homage to William S. Burrough’s "Naked Lunch" through this last line, one is already drawing comparisons to the psychotic, structureless existence of that n…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Doctors Jane and Alexander by Christopher Caz

Additional credit can be given to Simon and Wolkowitz’s performances by the excellent supporting cast and Einhorn’s writing. The script's one weakness appears to be an insistence on prov…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BOOM by Christopher Caz

Employing an impressive array of voices and mannerisms, and only sometimes augmented with a wig or article of clothing, Miller as “Narrator” impersonates numerous performers, personaliti…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A City of Refuge by Christopher Caz

The story itself has potential, yet despite the actors’ heroic attempts to bring truth to it, the script has its characters written to say and do so many unrealistic things that the core a…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Santa Closet by Christopher Caz

Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s delightful and earnest mission is to “dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices.” "The Santa Closet," a…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Giant Hoax by Christopher Caz

"The Giant Hoax" is a charming morality tale about telling the truth and growing up. The expert hands of director Christopher Michaels and choreographer Molly Model are clearly at work in al…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Confidence (and the Speech) by Christopher Caz

Political plots can be dry as toast. Hatem attempts to spice things up by crossing the genders of the actors playing Carter and young Cynthia; the convention is an interesting choice althoug…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monsoon Season by Christopher Caz

Vieh’s script is extremely clever in its telling two sides of a story completely by separate monologues. The dialogue is real and yet extremely funny, never revealing too much, allowing th…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Worth of Water by Christopher Caz

Rocky execution aside, the play is not without humor, imagination, charm and whimsy, and the same can be said about the designs by Jessie Bonaventure (scenic), Johanna Pan (costumes), Kelley…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

All the Rage by Christopher Caz

Both Moran and his script are disarming, captivating, touching, and thought-provoking. The audience cranes to hear his every truth-packed word, feeling his moments of joy and triumph as well…

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