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Home/Sick – JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Writer/Creator: The Assembly (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Kate Benson, Marianne Broome, Jess Chayes, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan, Emily Louise Perkins) Director: Jess Chayes Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Protests and left-wing radicalism. Sexual politics and patriarchal male behavior. Illegal war and racial tension. Home/Sick is ostensibly a story about the Weather Underground of the 1960s, but clearly has deep ...

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The Other Plays – Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (A.R.T./New York Theatres), New York

(The Other Plays) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writers: Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Issaq, Neil LaBute, Tatiana G. Rivera Directors: Christopher Burris, Gwynn MacDonald, Ann Marie Morelli, Dabid Rosar Stearns, Pamela Sabaugh Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Actors of all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities fill the stage with their voices and stories in the current production from Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB). The Other Plays bills itself as ...

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Trixie Mattel: Ages 3 and Up – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Trixie Mattel) (Laurie Beechman Theatre) (c)Austin Young

Writer: Trixie Mattel Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trixie Mattel brings her hilarious stand-up to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Ages 3 and Up, carrying a one-drag queen show with brilliant energy. Trixie unflinchingly pushes the envelope, and shows tremendous range with style and approach to humor. Standing by jokes that don’t land as well with an “I like it, fuckers,” laughter fills ...

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Orion – Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, New York

(Orion)(Studio Theatre, Theatre Row)(NYC)(c)Justin Chauncey

Writer: Matthew McLachlan Director: Joshua Warr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre and live performance, especially in intimate spaces, can raise the most minute details of an individual story to the heights of the universal. Looking at the ever popular and always plumbable themes of first love and romantic loss through the lens of postgraduate heartbreak, with a clear exploration of the ...

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Nibbler – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York

(Nibbler) (The Amoralists) (NYC) (c)Russ Rowland

Writer: Ken Urban Director: Benjamin Kamine Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Amoralists’ newest production, Nibbler, invades the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater with a story of high school friends, and their estrangement as they prepare for life after graduation. Set in a small New Jersey town where there's not much for teenagers to do other than get drunk in the park, this play ...

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The View UpStairs – Lynn Redgrave Theater, New York

(The View UpStairs) (Lynn Redgrave Theater) (NYC) (c)Kurt Sneddon

Book, Music & Lyrics: Max Vernon Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Entering the Lynn Redgrave theatre, one is instantly transported to a divey gay bar in 1973 New Orleans. Bedecked in damask and mismatched seating, dildo chandeliers, a defunct cigarette machine, and nude Burt Reynolds, Jason Sherwood’s set is vibrant and welcoming, immediately bringing a sense of inclusion and ...

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