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Dead Darlings: SHAME! Edition – Judson Church – New York

Writers: Ashley Nicole Black, Adam Feldman, Kenny Mellman Director/Curator: Amanda Duarte Reviewer: Maridee Slater "NYC, shame on you! If you all had just stayed in the shitty towns you came from and voted?! SHAME." Thus begins Amanda Duarte's intro to this month's edition of Dead Darlings, a monthly salon created four years ago to showcase the projects that artists of all varieties ...

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Bullet Catchers – Judson Memorial Church, New York

(Bullet Catchers) (Judson Memorial Church) (NYC)

Writers: Sandra W. Lee, Rebecca Hirota, Emma C. Walton, Jessica L. Vera, Jay Myers, Adrienne Brammer, Damion J. Williams, Victoria Nassif, Maggie Moore, & Julia Sears Director: Julia Sears Reviewer: Robert Price Six women and two men stand in uniform, singing in harmony that echoes off the walls of the cavernous church. Behind them Até, the daughter of war, sings ...

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Arcadia – Atlantic Stage 2, New York

(Arcadia) (PTP/NYC) (Atlantic Stage 2) (c)Stan Barouh

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Cheryl Faraone Reviewer: Robert Price You must see this show. In the time of Lord Byron, when poets might be moved to duel with pistols, Septimus instructs young Thomasina, a girl of 13 with a mathematician’s enlightened mind. She is too curious for a lady of her age just as Septimus is too curious about another ...

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Pity in History – Atlantic Stage 2, New York

Writer: Howard Barker Director: Richard Romagnoli Reviewer: Robert Price An empty church is a barracks in wartime. The cook has been shot but he’s taking far too long to die, such that his singing and cursing are affecting the morale of the infantry. The chaplain encourages the soldiers to destroy the catholic idolatry in Jesus’ name, but reprimands their desire ...

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Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil – The Acorn Theatre, New York

(Matthew McConaughey vs. the Devil) (NYMF) (NYC) (c)Michael Kushner

Book: Emilie Landmann Music: Jonathan Quesenberry Lyrics: Carrie Morgan Choreographer: Billy Griffin Director: Thomas Caruso Reviewer: Robert Price The first thing that a viewer should know is that the Devil makes no appearance in this production. Matthew sells his soul for an Oscar, and it turns out to be not-so-great for his childhood friend and agent Penny, or for his ...

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Errol And Fidel – The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York

(Errol and Fidel) (The Peter Jay Sharp Theater ) (NYC)

Book: Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson Music: Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor & Doug Oberhamer Lyrics: Boyd Anderson Choreographer: Justin Boccitto Director: Michael Bello Reviewer: Robert Price ¡Qué calor! Sydia Cedeño takes the stage as Mima, the Cuban narrator for the swashbuckling tale of Errol and Fidel. Her storytelling is crystal clear and charming, adding a dash of perceived authenticity to ...

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True Right – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writers: Brittany K. Allen, Gemma Kaneko & Adin Lenahan Director: Gemma Kaneko Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Sam Shepard’s 1983 play True West explores the relationship between two very different brothers—a by-the-books screenwriter who is working on his newest script and his older brother, a drunken petty thief who imagines himself a cowboy. In True Right, Bess and George Theatre Company ...

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