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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review:Mac Beth at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Erica Schmidt might not be the first artist to introduce an all-female cast for a Shakespeare play. Yet her Mac Beth arrives in New York like a breath of fresh air.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review:Curse of the Starving Class at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

This new revival might not fire on all cylinders. But it sure does allow one to get a real taste of the late Sam Shepard's genius.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: The Tempest at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Unit's new gender-blind production gives the old play a new spin and fits right in with the Metoo era

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review:The Plough and the Stars at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

What is particularly satisfying about this production is how it complements the Irish Rep's two earlier O'Casey productions.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review: The Pain of My Beligerence at currtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Halley Feiffer's look at the terrible toll toxic masculinity can take on both genders.a

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review:King Lear at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer and Deirdre Donovan

this is indeed a not to be missed star turn by Jackson, with enough positive assets to overcome the directorial missteps.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

In TNFA's production the ensemble's choreography is a major plus

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: Ain't No Mo' at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

There are some things you can't pack in a suitcase. This becomes glaringly evident in Jordan E. Cooper's new play currently heating up the boards at the Public's LuEsther Hall

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Review:Nantucket Sleigh Ride at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

l John Guare's stylishly staged but not always easy to follow memory play

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review:Surely Goodness and Mercy at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

an uplifting exploration of defying the odds and having the guts to be generous.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Review:Fleabag at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

This extended monologue on sex, dating, pornography, masturbation, dysfunctional families, and more is not for the easily offended

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review:Hurricane Diane at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Madeleine George's play nods to Euripides' The Bacchae as it focuses on the very contemporary problem of climate change.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review:The Light at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a provocotative new play launches MCC's handsome new second stage

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review:About Alice at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A page to stage version Calvin Trillin's love letter to his late wife

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Friday, December 14, 2018

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The current Barrow Street Theatrical production arrived in New York just in time for the holidays. But its message about the power of language to connect people in unsettled times will mea…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Two by Friel at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Theatergoers have a fresh opportunity to enjoy Brian Friel's brilliant talent in a double-bill. at the Irish Repertory Theatre. . .

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Review:On Beckett at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Without diluting any of Beckett's art, Bill Irwin casts a new light on it and infuses it with his own American voice

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Wild Abandon at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a solo show about mother and daughter duo who share a passion for art and have lived, and continue to live outside the lines.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: James & Jamesy in the Dark at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

latter-day clowns Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles invite audiences to go on a magical journey of the imagination that shakes out Socrates old maxim: Know thyself.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: Teenage Dick at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

-Mike Lew's Shakespeare inspired play makes a fine case for casting disabled actors. It's brilliantly dramatized and robustly acted

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review:Little Rock at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

hough it fails to flesh-out the constellation of historical personages that parade through its scenes, this historical pageant scores when it comes to delineating the nine black students …

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review:Woman and Scarecrow at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

an ambitious play brimming with references to popular culture, literature, and mythology, and daringly juxtaposes the parable of Lazarus with the five nevers and four howls of King Lear.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review:The Jewish King Learat curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

this is NOT Shakespeare's King Lear although Jacob Gordin's plot heavily draws upon the Bard's material, transposing it to Lithuania and beginning with a Purim feast

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Review:Dance Nation at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

No play on the New York boards is fiercer or more original than Clare Barron's satire and unusually cast tween-aged group portrait

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review of Henry V: at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Though helmed unevenly by Robert O'Hara, this Mobile Unit production scores with Zenzi Williams in the nominal role Henry V (2018 Off-Broadway)

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review:King Lear at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Anthony Sher puts the grandeur back into Shakespeare's sublime tragedy.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review:Three Small Irish Masterpieces at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Three Small Irish Masterpieces a delightful triple-decker culled from the "Celtic Twilight"

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review:Until the Flood atÂcurtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Perhaps the real take-away from Dael Olandersmi.h's solo play is that the conversation on racism in our country must continue and that many voices need to be heard. . . .

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review:Ballyturk at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review:Disco Pigs at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsgh's break-through two-hander at the Irish Rep

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Review: A Christmas Carol at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Dickens' holiday classic at the Merchant House Museum.

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