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Posts tagged “New York”

Cue The Bleats

Thomas Bradshaw’s brutal rendition of the book of Job is skin-deep.

Posted September 24th, 2012

A Timeless Triptych: Harrison, TX

Horton Foote’s small-town characters say what they actually feel.

Posted September 8th, 2012

Comedy Is Hard: Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman’s Bullet for Adolf

Good one-liners leading nowhere

Posted August 13th, 2012

Requiem For A Dream

CADEN’S FATHER Why were the old people so young? CADEN It was a choice, Dad. I’ll explain …

Posted July 10th, 2012

Obama’s Ides Of March: The Acting Company Production of Julius Caesar

I’ve been extraordinarily remiss in not commenting on The Acting Company’s recent …

Posted May 21st, 2012

A Tragedy of Homeric Proportions

And now for something completely different: Macbeth acted out by the voices of “The …

Posted May 8th, 2012

Playing It Straight: The Maids and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Camp taste is a kind of love, love for human nature. It …

Posted May 1st, 2012

Beelzebub Has a Devil Put Aside For Me

My review of the CSC’s production of Brecht’s Galileois now up at …

Posted March 16th, 2012

A Brooklyn Traviata

I’m not really knowledgeable enough about opera to say anything much about …

Posted February 13th, 2012

Trotting It Out Again

A “War Horse” in theatrical parlance is a show that is broadly …

Posted February 6th, 2012

Spacey’s Richard Talks To Us, His Director Talks Past Us

We took my son, when he was not yet six years old, …

Posted February 6th, 2012

All The World Is One Big Chelm

In Isaac Bashevis Singer’s famous story, “When Shlemiel Went To Warsaw,” a …

Posted January 5th, 2012

Send In The Clowns

Speaking of Beckett, two other theatrical highlights of December for me were …

Posted January 5th, 2012

A Chekhov Experiment

Finally catching up with the remaining shows from 2011, and I’ll start …

Posted January 4th, 2012

Keep Talking To Keep From Speaking Out

Why do we tell stories – really? James X, a one-man show …

Posted December 15th, 2011

Modern Family

I saw two plays recently, both contemporary, one of which I liked …

Posted November 11th, 2011

Doleful Matter Merrily Set Down

Belatedly finishing up the shows I saw in New York before I …

Posted August 15th, 2011