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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Edinburgh fringe review: The Chore of Enchantment at Underbelly by Nicole Serratore

Sleight of hand: Vincent Gambini's magic show is an exploration of political deception. The post Edinburgh fringe review: The Chore of Enchantment at Underbelly appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Extinguished Things review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘restrained exploration of the traces we leave behind’ by Nicole Serratore

Writer-performer Molly Taylor unpacks the lives of the couple she grew up down the street from. A jumble of memories, objects and

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Never Vera Blue review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘Intricately told story of domestic abuse’ by Nicole Serratore

Linking together several non-linear storytelling strands, Never Vera Blue by Alexandra Wood addresses the experience of domestic abuse and violence. From subtle

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Egg review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘exuberant aerial work’ by Nicole Serratore

Marrying aerial movement to the process of egg donation may not be the most obvious of creative choices, but the physical risks

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Edinburgh Review: One Life Stand at Summerhall by Nicole Serratore

Sisyphus with a shitty cell phone: Nicole Serratore reviews Eve Nicol's play about modern relationships. The post Edinburgh Review: One Life Stand at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trump Lear review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘Strange, amusing blend of Shakespeare and Donald Trump’ by Nicole Serratore

David Carl and Michole Biancosino’s Trump Lear manages to be both a fair rendering of an abridged production of Shakespeare’s Lear and

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Edinburgh review: Angry Alan at Underbelly by Nicole Serratore

Waves of anger: Nicole Serratore writes on Penelope Skinner's play, and the grim realities of toxic masculinity online. The post Edinburgh review: Angry Alan at Underbelly appeared first on …

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Re: Production review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘smart look at career and family challenges’ by Nicole Serratore

What happens when a couple is in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together, but the question of

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Heroine review at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh – ‘eye-opening story of a soldier’s sexual assault’ by Nicole Serratore

Sexual violence in the US military is all too frequent, under-reported, and rarely prosecuted. Writer-performer Mary Jane Wells’ one-woman show Heroine recounts

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Not Yet Suffragette review at Underbelly, Edinburgh – ‘sluggish and inconsistent feminist comedy’ by Nicole Serratore

Somewhere between lecture, cabaret and stand-up, Natalie Cutler’s one-woman show Not Yet Suffragette gives a history lesson on women’s rights, battles and

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Our Country review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘complex story of a tangled brother-sister relationship’ by Nicole Serratore

Siblings share so much – whether it’s their make-believe games, whispered stories or their own brand of rough-housing. In Annie Saunders’ and

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Vessel review at Underbelly, Edinburgh – ‘thoughtful exploration of abortion in Ireland’ by Nicole Serratore

Abortion in Ireland is a knotty subject. Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe’s play Vessel attempts to untangle some of that complexity. With careful, fine detail,

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Edinburgh Review: Ulster American at Traverse Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Nicole Serratore reviews Ulster American, a new play 'so wild it beggars belief'. The post Edinburgh Review: Ulster American at Traverse Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘intriguing but inconsistent’ by Nicole Serratore

Writer-performer Kit Finnie explores the fascinating, tragic experiences of scandal-plagued Hollywood silent film star, Mabel Normand in Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Egg is a Lonely Hunter review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘charming, funny off-kilter tale’ by Nicole Serratore

Reminiscent of the storytelling of Daniel Kitson, The Egg is a Lonely Hunter by Hannah Mamalis excavates loneliness and grief with tenderness,

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Daughter review at King’s Hall, Edinburgh – ‘revelations are few’ by Nicole Serratore

Theatre is by its nature manipulative. But in Daughter, written and performed by Adam Lazarus, such manipulation is not earned. Lazarus eases

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Straight White Men review at Helen Hayes Theater – ‘sharply observed’ by Nicole Serratore

With her perceptive study of Straight White Men, Young Jean Lee becomes the first Asian-American female playwright on Broadway. Supported by director Anna

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nicole Serratore: US shows at Edinburgh assess the state of a divided nation by Nicole Serratore

Making theatre about US politics is fraught. Whether he is deliberately snubbed or consciously included, shades of Trump abound in narrative injustices,

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Boys in the Band: Still Relevant After All These Years by Nicole Serratore

(Photo: Joan Marcus)Mart Crowley’s 1968 landmark play about gay men in New York does not feel like a 50 year-old play. While the film (from 1970) version is camp and heavy-handed, this pro…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teenage Dick review at Public Theater, New York – ‘a high school riff on Richard III’ by Nicole Serratore

Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick is a high school-set tongue-in-cheek tragicomedy that riffs on Richard III. Discontent with being class secretary, and wanting

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Nicole Serratore: First-time nominees offer reasons to be cheerful about the Tonys by Nicole Serratore

It’s always easy to find reasons to be grumpy about the Tony Awards. Whether it’s overcritical omissions (what do you mean there’s

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Angels in America: Revisited by Nicole Serratore

Leaving Angels in America, I tingle. I am covered in tears and exhaling joy. The time has passed quickly. None of it has felt laborious. And I carry with me the feeling of religious devotion…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘sentimental and slight’ by Nicole Serratore

In his one-man show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, the charming stage legend recounts tales of his youth but at the heart

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 of 2016: UK edition by Nicole Serratore

Due to job woes I was not able to get over to the UK much this year.  So really...my list is a Top 10 of Edinburgh.1. Joan2. Lucy McCormick's Triple Threat3. Us/Them4. Letters to Windso…

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Top 10 of 2017 (US and UK edition) by Nicole Serratore

Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list.  So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review: The Band’s Visit at Barrymore Theatre by Nicole Serratore

The Band's Visit is a gentle exploration of the unexamined lives of ordinary people from artists David Yazbek and David Cromer. The post Review: The Band’s Visit at Barrymore Theatre …

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: M. Butterfly at Cort Theatre by Nicole Serratore

David Henry Hwang revises his M. Butterfly at a propitious moment. Nicole Serratore reviews The post Review: M. Butterfly at Cort Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: The Last Match at Laura Pels Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Anna Ziegler explores the internal turmoil of tennis players on court and off in The Last Match. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Last Match at Laura Pels Theatre appeared fir…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: {my lingerie play} at Rattlestick Theater by Nicole Serratore

Diana Oh makes an unapologetic call to arms to queer the world. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: {my lingerie play} at Rattlestick Theater appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Do Your Worst by Nicole Serratore

Boom Bat Gesture's 'Do Your Worst' series asks artists to create deliberate flops. Nicole Serratore asks them about failure, DIY theatre, and Spiderman. The post Do Your Worst appeared first…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time and the Conways review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘moving performances’ by Nicole Serratore

JB Priestley’s between-the-wars drama, Time and the Conways bears the hallmarks of a well-made play of the period. It’s suffused with class

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