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An Enemy of the People – Gene Frankel Theatre, New York

(An Enemy of the People) (Gene Frankel Theatre) (NYC) (c)Jeremy Daniel

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Jeff Wise Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Focused on themes of political corruption, environmental and economic disaster, and media responsibility, Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People is still remarkably pertinent 135 years after its earliest productions. Wheelhouse Theater Company’s production at the Gene Frankel Theatre highlights the continued relevance of Ibsen’s play. At the center of ...

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Bastard Jones – The Cell Theater, New York

(Bastard Jones) (the cell) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Book: Marc Acito Music: Amy Engelhardt Lyrics: Marc Acito & Amy Engelhardt Writer: Henry Fielding Director: Marc Acito Reviewer: Robert Price Tom Jones is a sex symbol of 1749, and the star of one of the first (and funniest) novels ever written, The History of Tom Jones. In the new musical adaptation, the lights come up on Tom and Molly ...

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In A Word – Cherry Lane Theater, New York

Writer: Lauren Yee Director: Tyne Rafaeli Reviewer: Robert Price The script takes off at a breakneck speed in Lauren Yee’s new play, and Tyne Rafaeli’s direction keeps the dialogue flowing with technical precision. Laura Ramadei plays Fiona, a woman who has lost her son. Two years after his disappearance she still finds it hard to move on, while her husband ...

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Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show) – The Club at La MaMa, New York

Writers: Amy R. Surratt & Tosha R. Taylor Director: Kristen Holfeuer Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Collaborative theatre artist Amy R. Surratt is out to confront what she calls some “Unfinished Business with Home” in her experimental performance piece Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show), at The Club at La MaMa. In an evening filled with hoedowns, traditional string music, and ...

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Maps For A War Tourist – Dixon Place, New York

(Maps for a War Tourist)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Writers: Jeremy M. Barker, Kathryn Hamilton, Kelsea Martin, Cyrus Moshrefi, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste Director: Kathryn Hamilton Reviewer: Robert Price Solemn silence greets the arriving audience for Sister Sylvester’s latest production. Treading lightly over the sand-colored butcher paper that blankets the ground of the stage and seating, they only realize after sitting that the distant rumbling they hear is not a recording. ...

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Great Again – The A.R.T./New York Theatres, New York

Writers: Chiori Miyagawa/Crystal Skillman Directors: Kristin Horton/ Jessi D. Hill Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In early 2017, Project Y Theatre Company commissioned two playwrights to write work responding to the 2016 presidential election. The plays are presented as Great Again, an evening of theatre that kicks off Project Y’s second annual Women in Theatre Festival. The first play of the ...

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KATINA AND BECKY HAVE IT ALL – The People’s Improv Theater, New York

(Katina & Becky Have It All) (The PIT) (NYC)

Writers: Katina Corrao & Becky Yamamoto Reviewer: Robert Price All Katina Corrao really wants is to play a nosey neighbor on a TV sitcom, but she keeps getting messages from the dead (yet if anyone has any leads on a commercial spot she could book, please visit her website at KatinaCorrao.com). Corrao’s bubbling charisma brings an infectious energy to her ...

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The Artificial Jungle – Theatre Row, New York

Writer: Charles Ludlam Director:  Everett Quinton Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Theatre Breaking Through Barriers celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company with a revival of Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle. A campy take on film noir and Therese Raquin (Émile Zola's first popular novel), this play is a specific style that can be jarring if one walks in not ...

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