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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Dance of Death by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Clark has chosen to direct the play as though it were drawing room comedy. Beginning and ending the play with a game of cards, there is the suggestion that for Edgar and Alice this is all a …

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

It has been well publicized that the Harper Lee estate filed a lawsuit in February 2018 alleging that the play deviated too much from the novel. They should not have worried. As directed by …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 1970 play was originally adapted by playwright Saul Levitt (who previously turned the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Andersonville" into a successful trial play) from Berrigan’s free ve…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Day Before Spring by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The York production has been directed and adapted by Marc Acito who has condensed the original two act script into a long one-acter. Realizing that the original setting of 1948 for a tenth y…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

God Said This by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If this family seems familiar, Winkler wrote about them in her 2016 play, "Kentucky," set seven years ago, when Hiro returned home for the first time from NYC in order to stop her sister’s…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

A Man for All Seasons by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In recent years the play has not fared with such acclaim. A 2008 Broadway revival starring Frank Langella eliminated the narrator character of The Common Man, the play’s cleverest device, …

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Carmelina by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Though not in the same class with Alan Jay Lerner’s masterpiece, "My Fair Lady," "Carmelina" has a similar theme: how a young woman reinvents herself. While the three soldiers are under th…

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The Convent by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Jessica Dickey’s "The Convent" may not have any new answers and may cover familiar material, it does so with such vitality and theatricality, that it becomes a memorable experience.…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wickedest Woman by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Six actors, three men and three women, in a company of seven, play many roles in this fluid production designed by Anna Driftmier that uses several different doorways,  on-stage props and f…

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About Alice by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Humorist and journalist Calvin Trillin has made his wife Alice Stewart Trillin, educator, writer, mother and muse, famous from such books as "Alice, Let’s Eat," "Travels with Alice" and "F…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

On Blueberry Hill by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Irish actors Niall Buggy and David Ganly returning to their original roles play two murderers sharing a cell in Dublin’s Montjoy Jail. The fiftyish PJ (Ganly) and the sixtyish Christy (Bug…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Blue Ridge by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ireland gives a big performance that is almost larger than life. From the moment we meet her, she commands the stage. Watch how intently she listens to the others or how you can hear her tho…

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Clueless, The Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While "Clueless, The Musical" is never less than slick and professional in the best possible way, for those who know the iconic film it offers no surprises so slavishly does it follow the …

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Slave Play by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Nothing is what it seems in Jeremy 0. Harris’ startling and explosive "Slave Play" which investigates where race and sexual relationships intersect. What we have been watching in the play…

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Nassim by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In the course of this unusual performance piece, the actor and the audience learn a bit of Farsi, the author’s native language, and actor and author share stories of their lives and likes,…

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Monday, December 24, 2018

The Mendelssohn Electric by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Intended for young people and their families, the jokey dialogue will amuse teenagers as well as teach them about the glass ceiling that talented women have had to fight against up until the…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Network by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Director Ivo Van Hove’s stage version of the Paddy Chayefsky cult film "Network" gives Bryan Cranston the role of a lifetime as Howard Beale, the UBS news commentator who has a nervous bre…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas in Hell by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The holiday season is in for an irreverent satirizing in Gary Apple’s musical comedy "Christmas in Hell," a rude and entertaining fable for adults. With book, music and lyrics by Apple, a …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The world premiere of "The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical" is a delightful show that pays tribute to this uniquely American art form. In a mash-up of history it also recognizes a g…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Hello Girls by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

One of the beauties of the book by Mills and Reichel is that all of the characters in the large dramatis personae are very well defined and we have no trouble knowing who is who. Reichel’s…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Hard Problem by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tom Stoppard, our most cerebral modern playwright, has finally written a play that one would have expected from him all along. "The Hard Problem," his first play in ten years, is literally a…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Quicksand by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Quicksand," Nella Larsen’s 1928 award-winning first novel, has been given an ambitious, epical stage adaptation by Everyday Inferno Theatre Company working out of the IRT Theater. While R…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In a time of fake news, these timely and topical questions are raised in the delightful new Broadway play "The Lifespan of a Fact," a dramatization by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lewiston/Clarkston by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is presenting a theatrical event by Idaho theater poet Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale," "A Bright New Boise," "The Few," "Pocatello," "The Healing," "The Harves…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Shadow of Heroes by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Alex Roe’s minimalist production is both sharp and engrossing, the play offers viewers several problems. Aside from the three main characters, the play has 23 other speaking roles wi…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Downstairs by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ostensibly about domestic abuse, the evidence is all offstage and we must surmise this from the defeated condition of the heroine Irene played by Ms. Daly. Her husband Gerry (John Procaccino…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In offering a window on a world most New York theatergoers know little about, Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams is a fascinating look at Korean culture. On the other hand, what appears to be…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Eve’s Song by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Both a theatrical surprise and a very accomplished dramatic work, Patricia Ione Lloyd’s "Eve’s Song" is one of the best theatrical experiences to be had in New York at this time. With a …

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Days of Rage by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As proven elsewhere, Steven Levenson is expert at depicting young people in crisis on stage. "Days of Rage" is very real in its handling of a group of people of similar beliefs living togeth…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Natural Shocks by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Played by Pascale Armand, known for her Tony nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in "Eclipsed," Angela is the heroine of Lauren Gunderson’s new one-woman play, "Nat…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Daniel’s Husband by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

What begins as light comedy in Michael McKeever’s well-made play "Daniel’s Husband" becomes deadly serious in this cautionary tale. If the plot seems familiar, this is a return engagemen…

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