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Boy – Theatre Row, New York

Keen Company - Cast of Boy

Writer: Anna Ziegler Director: Linsay Firman Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Dramatising real-life events can be a challenge. As worthwhile or engaging as a story might seem, it can rarely be presented without alteration and still considered a quality artistic product. This, and the responsibility of honestly presenting characters based on real, living people, is the challenge faced by the cast and ...

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Ironbound – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York

Shiloh Fernandez and Marin Ireland in a scene from Ironbound

Writer: Martyna Majok Director: Daniella Topol Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers In its New York Premiere, Martyna Majok’s Ironbound shines grittily as an expertly-crafted theatrical experience that reaches audiences on a visceral, gut-punching level. Director Daniella Topol guides an exceptional cast through the barbs and minefields of time and relationships that expose the beating heart of humanity and strife. Marin Ireland gives ...

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Rhinbecca – The Brick, Brooklyn

Rhinbecca cast

Writer: Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Director: John Kurzynowski Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   When the cast is taking their final bows and literally no one in the audience is clapping, it is not a good sign. Rhinbecca, the new production from Brooklyn’s Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, bills itself as “the intersection of suspense and the absurd,” and there is certainly a touch of ...

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Double Falsehood – The Irondale Center, New York

Double Falsehood - Letter of Marque

Writer: William Shakespeare, John Fletcher, &Lewis Theobold Director: Andrew Borthwick-Leslie Reviewer: Maridee Slater Gender disguise, honor, madness, greedy fathers and conflicting brothers all collide in Letter of Marque’s production of Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Theobald’s Double Falsehood. While it is evident in the notes lining the playbill that there is still debate surrounding this authorship of this text, scholars have recently ...

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Now That We’re Men – Dixon Place, New York

Writer/Director: Katie Cappiello Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Imagine being a 16-year-old boy—or is it a 16-year-old man?—in the Internet Age. You and your friends have begun having sexual relationships with the young women in your peer group, but most of what you know about sex comes from your friends, and the pornography that older guys have been showing you since you ...

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Julius Caesar – Davenport Theatre, New York

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor/Director: Jeff Wise Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A braggart rises to power by utilizing his public persona to win over city after city, making his way to the capital and leaving a trail of destroyed lives in his wake. No, it’s not the 2016 presidential election. It’s 49 BCE. The Wheelhouse Theatre’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar ...

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Kate Baldwin and Friends: Welcome to My Party – The Sheen Center, New York

Kate Baldwin

Director: Erin Ortman Reviewer: Tim Koch In a city packed with high-profile entertainment options, it is easy to forget how many valuable experiences exist beyond the bright lights and chaos of Times Square. The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture is located on a quiet section of Bleecker Street in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan. Its Loreto Theatre, where actress Kate ...

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The White Stag Quadrilogy – Dixon Place, New York

The Company of the White Stag Quadrilogy

Writers: Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose Director: Dakota Rose Reviewer: Amy Surratt The White Stag Quadrilogy is the second work at Dixon Place by On The Rocks Theatre Company concerning the character of Jerry Wolfhert (Andrew Butler), a philandering self-made and self-important filmmaker who is, ostensibly, a man, we love to hate. An upbeat seventies rock/pop sound design juxtaposed against ...

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