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Monday, March 25, 2019

Review:Nantucket Sleigh Ride at 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 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 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 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 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 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 by Deirdre Donovan

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 atÂ 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 by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review:Disco Pigs at 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 by Deirdre Donovan

Dickens' holiday classic at the Merchant House Museum.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review:Oedpius El Rey at by Deirdre Donovan

a soul-stretching experience, a fine opportunity to experience a great classic in a steamy Latin key

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: Richard III at by Deirdre Donovan

a ground breaking take on the famous anti-hero in German as part of BAM's New Wave Festival

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Measure For Measure at by Deirdre Donovan

Elevator Repair Service applies its unique stylistic tricks to Shakespeare's problem play, and it lots of fun. . .

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Loveless Texas at by Deirdre Donovan

Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost reimagined in American rawhide and cowboy boots

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Shakespeare Festival at the Brick at by Deirdre Donovan

A sampling of reviews from the Brick's August Festival

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Measure For Measure at by Deirdre Donovan

Staged by Simon Godwin in modern-dress and with fresh bite and emotional immediacy.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review:Hamlet at by Deirdre Donovan

Double-distilled in English and Farsi, with original music performed live by Mohsen Namjoo, this Waterwell production is as refreshing as spotting a patch of black-eyed Susans along an old d…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Mobile Unit Twelfth Night at by Deirdre Donovan

another free Shakespeare production from the Public Read More

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