Friday, April 13, 2018

Capturing Truths by Leah Richards

We Are a Masterpiece Written by Gina Femia Directed by DeLisa M. White Presented by Retro Productions at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, NYC April 7-21, 2018 In Gina Femia's We …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Some other Damon Runyon guys and dolls in “Three Wise Guys” by Philip

I am sitting in Jersey Mike’s eating a mini number seven sub when I hear that Stephanie “Stormy” Clifford is suing Donald “Grab ‘Em” Trump. That sentence is in the present tense,…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Under The Skin, The Old Red Lion Theatre by Lara Domke

How can one of the darkest hours of history be faced? How can it be told if remembering is unbearable, yet essential? The past and the present merge in Yonatan Calderon’s play Under the Sk…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Less is profoundly more in debbie tucker green’s potent ‘hang’ at Remy Bumppo by Steven Oxman - For The Sun-Times

he English play “hang,” receiving its American premiere in a superbly acted Remy Bumppo production, leaves its audience hanging for a good while as the dialogue slowly oozes out bits of …

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Black Men Walking review – rap, race and rambling hit peak resonance by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonMixing poetry and politics, Yorkshire-based rapper Testament has created a witty, innovative piece that says a lot about British identity and racial historyThis is that ra…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Unhappiness Isn't Just Inevitable, It's Indispensable by Artsjournal1

"Because the brain grades on a curve, endlessly comparing the present with what came just before, the secret to happiness may be unhappiness. Not unmitigated unhappiness, of course, but the …

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Sara Schaefer review – US comic considers our fetish for the moral high-ground by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, London The standup critiques virtue-signalling modern culture in a thoughtful set argued with a light touch‘Do you guys remember truth?” Sara Schaefer is over from America …

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: ‘Old Stock,’ an Immigrant Love Story Set to Klezmer by Alexis Soloski

In this spry and winning show, a Canadian playwright links the story of her great-grandparents to the refugee crisis of the present.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The Insufferables, or Sanctimony in the Seventies: How Hollywood Helped Make Liberalism Unpopular by Trav S.D.

For anyone with a memory or a mind, the present informational landscape where there are hundreds of cable and streaming channels, and thousands of news and culture related websites and blogs…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Speed Queen by Darryl Reilly

Hilariously impersonating Marlene Dietrich while playing an accordion, singing and trotting about, is one of the grand highlights of performer Phoebe Legere’s "Speed Queen."  Spanning fro…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kings by David Kaufman

Despite some terrific acting, it’s hard to root for any of the four characters in Kings, even if the play is one long competition between all of them. This smart new work by Sarah Burgess …

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Folk Wandering by Darryl Reilly

They’re friends in the present. Someone picks up yellowed newspaper articles from the past.  Then we’re in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1911. We meet the spunky 13-year-old Rose…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Drag365: Show #51- Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 6 at The West End by Michael Block

Tiffany Anne Coke // photo by Michael BlockDay: Thursday, February 22nd            Show: Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 6  Location: The West EndQue…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

High Noon by Darryl Reilly

Conceived by the Axis Company, this treatment oddly renames the characters which is just one of its many baffling qualities that perhaps seeks to comment on the present. It’s really "High …

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Monday, February 12, 2018

LGBT History Month – a chance for theatre to reinvent its queer past by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on how theatre offers a way to put the past in dialogue with the present. The post LGBT History Month – a chance for theatre to reinvent its queer past appeared fi…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Viktor review – Pina Bausch's pleasure-seekers haunt Rome by Judith Mackrell

Tanztheater Wuppertal revive their founder’s striking evocation of death, sex and corruption in the eternal cityWhen Pina Bausch’s work was first shown in London in 1982 it changed the w…

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‘All futuristic dystopias are commentaries on the present’: #TheDivide @oldvictheatre by Aleks Sierz

Alan Ayckbourn's epic, very, very long satire on religion and sexual segregation prefers comedy to tragedy.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Off Off Bway, The Flea Reviewed by Gabriella Steinberg BOTTOM LINE: This vibrant, explosive investigation into life after a breakup could have used a bit…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Brave Spirits contemporizes ancient Trojan Women with today’s diverse spectrum of women. by Jon Jon Johnson

The future is female. The future is non-binary. The future is genderqueer. The future is trans. The future is queer. But before we reach the future, and while we strive in the present, it i…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

‘’Ubu Rex’’ at Kraine Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Kraine Theater in New York presents the stage production of the 1896 wild, bizarre and comic play ‘Ubu Rex’ by the legendary French symbolist, surrealist and Dadaist Alfred Jarry through…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Thing with Feathers by David Kaufman

Though there’s a major surprise lurking at the top of the second act, and though it’s about how sins of the past can impinge on the present, Scott Organ’s "The Thing with Feathers" is …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dishonoring the Present President with a Poem by Trav S.D.

It’s Robert Burns’ birthday. I was going to tape myself reading “Ode to a Hagis” ( a real poem, btw) but instead there’s this, which has nothing to do with Robe…

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The ToyBoy Diaries review at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester – ‘frivolous escapism’ by Chris Bartlett

A new musical based on the real adventures of a 50-something woman in dating much younger men has – in the present

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Theatre News: Tartuffe in Donald Trump's America to run in the West End

Molière's comedy will be moved to the present day

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Haji: The Original Barbarella by Trav S.D.

One of the glories of Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) is that the starring super-trio contains both Tura Santana AND Haji. In a Hollywood movie at that time, and fra…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Then and now: Ann Deavere Smith's verbatim piece uses the past to interrogate the present. The post Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

‘’Like Me’’ at Videology bar and cinema, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The coming of age techno-thriller "Like Me" will be screened.This inaugural feature film of Mockler captivates and arrests its spectator in a juxtaposed space between the real and virtual wo…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

‘My Name is Jimi’ at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney by Blouin Artinfo

Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney is staging “My Name is Jimi,” the soon-to-be tribal chief Jimi Bani’s Sydney Festival show. Directed by Jason Klarwein, Bani co-wrote the show with his fathe…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonAn infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent showAt the start of his comedy career…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In Wilson's 'Jitney,' car services and family rivalry: Is this the '70s or the present? by Chris Jones

When August Wilson wrote “Jitney,” a play that now is 35 years old and predates Lyft, Uber and all of Wilson’s other major works, the idea of penning a cycle that reflected the African…

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Maggie Sulc's Top 10 of 2017 (Toronto) by Maggie

I did not start reviewing until much later in 2017 for Show Showdown, but I still found it difficult to bring my list down to 10. Although, if I am being truly honest, only four of these are…

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