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(02/11/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Marcel and the Art of Laughter (Theatre for a New Audience)

Theatre in Review: Marcel and the Art of Laughter (Theatre for a New Audience)

As everybody knows, the best way to kill a joke is to explain it, right? Then how is it that Jos Houben harvests such a bumper crop of laughs in "The Art of Laughter"? Ostensibly a lecture on the theory of comedy, Houben takes some ...More

(01/11/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Tartuffe (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble/The Wild Project)

Theatre in Review: Tartuffe (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble/The Wild Project)

I hope I'm not making too radical a statement here, but I think that if you're going to stage Tartuffe, it ought to be funny.
I'm not being facetious. For all their brilliance, the plays of Molière are slippery ...
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(31/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Illyria (The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Illyria (The Public Theater)

In his trilogies about the Apple and Gabriel families, Richard Nelson has perfected a kind of theatrical scrimshaw, etching tiny, yet teeming, worlds that are preternaturally accurate reflections of the state of the nation. ...More

(30/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Jesus Hopped the A Train (Signature Theatre Company)

Theatre in Review: Jesus Hopped the A Train (Signature Theatre Company)

At least three very different definitions of justice engage in open battle in Jesus Hopped the A Train, and it's a war without winners. This fascinating, troubling drama begins on a bleakly hilarious note, with a young man, ...More

(30/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Knives in Hens (59E59)/Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Knives in Hens (59E59)/Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre)

By sheer coincidence, this past week has delivered two of the more inscrutable productions of the season. The first question regarding Knives in Hens: Where and when is it taking place? The reviews of a recent London ...More

(27/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: M. Butterfly (Cort Theatre)

Theatre in Review: M. Butterfly (Cort Theatre)

If ever a play awakened a sleepy theatre season, it was David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, in the spring of 1988. At a time when Broadway was showing distinct signs of arteriosclerosis, it had the effect of an electric ...More

(27/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Off the Meter, On the Record (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Off the Meter, On the Record (Irish Repertory Theatre)

For some reason -- maybe because Uber and Lyft are stealing their jobs -- cab drivers are taking over our stages. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had Ace, Ted Greenberg's account of life as a taxi-driving slacker, despite his Harvard ...More

(26/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: People, Places & Things (Headlong/National Theatre/St. Ann's Warehouse)

Theatre in Review: People, Places & Things (Headlong/National Theatre/St. Ann's Warehouse)

Suddenly, this is looking like the season of Denise Gough. Not really known in the US, despite her extensive stage and television credits in the UK, she made a big impression as the embattled, pill-popping Mormon housewife Harper ...More

(25/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre)

Tennis can be an unbearably suspenseful sport -- if a match is closely fought, its fate can hang on each volley -- so playwright Anna Ziegler is onto something in The Last Match, which is set in the minds and memories ...More

(25/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Oedipus El Rey (The Sol Project/The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Oedipus El Rey (The Sol Project/The Public Theater)

The Oedipus myth finds vivid, pounding, strikingly contemporary life in this new version. This is not a director's trendy concept staging, plopping down a classic tragedy in a familiar modern context: The playwright, Luis Alfaro, ...More

(23/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Lonely Planet (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Lonely Planet (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Lonely Planet, a 1995 work by Steven Dietz, is an expression of agony, wrapped in artifice, inside a practical joke. It's a strange, sideways view of the AIDS epidemic, written as the disease was decimating the gay ...More

(20/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Torch Song (Second Stage Theater)

Theatre in Review: Torch Song (Second Stage Theater)

Oedipus and Jocasta. Coriolanus and Volumnia. Amanda and Tom Wingfield. Alexander and Mrs. Portnoy. To this list of classically fraught mother-son relationships you can add Arnold Beckoff and his Ma, here impersonated by Michael Urie ...More

(20/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Squeamish (All For One/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Squeamish (All For One/Theatre Row)

If anyone could convince an audience that drinking blood is a perfectly rational act, it is Alison Fraser. Over the course of a career that has ranged from musicals by William Finn to eerie abstractions by Edward Albee and Adrienne ...More

(18/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Time and the Conways (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Time and the Conways (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

The Conway family lives in a haunted house with a difference: It is filled not with shades of the past but those of the baleful future. J. B. Priestley's 1937 drama employs an unusual time scheme, introducing the fond, foolish ...More

(17/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Tomorrow in the Battle (Stripped Scripts/Ars Nova)

Theatre in Review: Tomorrow in the Battle (Stripped Scripts/Ars Nova)

The title of Kieron Barry's play is taken from Richard III ("Tomorrow in the battle think on me, And fall thy edgeless sword: despair, and die!"), but don't expect anything as elegant as Shakespeare's tale of murder and ...More

(16/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Measure for Measure (Elevator Repair Service/The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Measure for Measure (Elevator Repair Service/The Public Theater)

Elevator Repair Service's eccentric revival of Measure for Measure is, I think, the first time I've experienced a company waging war on Shakespeare's words. The stage at the Public's LuEsther Hall features a U-shaped table on ...More

(16/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: I of the Storm (The Gym at Judson)

Theatre in Review: I of the Storm (The Gym at Judson)

The man known only as RJ in RJ Bartholomew's solo piece tells us that he was once vice president of a major brokerage, but, having spent "two beltless years upstate for 'money crimes'," he is now homeless, having been "literally and ...More

(13/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Home Place (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Home Place (Irish Repertory Theatre)

For his final original work -- he closed his career with an adaptation of Hedda Gabler -- Brian Friel, Ireland's contemporary bard of exile and displacement, focused on an Anglo-Irish family of landowners who, having lived ...More

(12/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons)

Max Posner's new play begins with The Son, who will be our host and narrator for the evening. Even before he introduces himself, however, he makes an attention-getting announcement: "In a week, or a decade, or a day, sometime in the ...More

(11/10/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Gospel According to...(Primary Stages)/Ace (Marjorie S. Deane Theater)

Theatre in Review: The Gospel According to...(Primary Stages)/Ace (Marjorie S. Deane Theater)

In one of those odd coincidences that happen from time to time, two recently opened plays are by writers who have had substantial careers in talk television. The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo ...More

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