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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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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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Jinkx Sings Everything – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Writer: Jinkx Monsoon Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers This is not a review. Per the request of the brilliant Jinkx Monsoon at the top of her new, entirely off-the-cuff request-only musical revue, this writer will not be reviewing the show. This is not a review. It is a reflection on the joy, energy, and command that Jinkx brings to the stage, while putting ...

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Brick Up 2: The Wrath of Ann Twacky – Royal Court, Liverpool

Andrew Schofield, Ethnie Brown and Francis Tucker in Brick Up 2

Writer: Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Just over 10 years ago, Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt gained themselves a massive hit with the original Brick Up production. In the past decade, it has received no less than six revivals – the most recent being last year during its tenth anniversary. This is now the ...

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Roman de Fruscan from the book by D. H.Lawrence Director: Tina Hofman Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight Life certainly seems to have dealt Clifford, Lord Chatterley, a poor hand. Injured in the Great War, he has also lost his elder brother. His beautiful young wife has needs he feels he is unable to satisfy as a cripple. Desperate to ensure there ...

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Richard III – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Aydon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Since the discovery of the body in the car park, Richard III seems to have become Shakespeare’s most performed play even over perennial favourites like Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There have been notable star-led versions including Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman at the Trafalgar Studios and Benedict Cumberbatch for the ...

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Mope – Ensemble Studio Theatre New York

(Mope) (EST-Youngblood) (c) Jody Christopherson

Writer: Paul Cameron Hardy Director: RJ Tolan Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A trip to Ensemble Studio Theatre can be a lengthy walk from the nearest train, but Youngblood’s current production of Mope makes the slog through the slush absolutely worth it. A hilarious and incisive deconstruction of toxic masculinity via the off-camera life of a low-level porn star, this new play ...

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