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Hereafter Musical – Snapple Theatre Center, New York

Book/Music/Lyrics: Vinnie Favale &Frankie Keane Director: Terry Berliner Reviewer: Tim Koch What happens after we die? Tackling this difficult question, Hereafter Musical follows the story of three women, Debbie, Christina, and Mary, who want to connect with loved ones through a group reading with world-renowned medium Jason. Although skeptical of his abilities at first, they soon realize Jason might be ...

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A Walk in the Woods – Theatre Row, New York

Writer: Lee Blessing Director: Jonathan Silverstein Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos The praises for Lee Blessing’s 1988 masterwork A Walk in the Woods are well-sung. Nominated for a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, the two-character piece has been recognized as compelling, engaging, and darkly comedic. Thanks to the Keen Company, though, one can now speak to its timelessness. Over the course ...

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Teach, Teacher, Teachest – INTAR, New York

Writer: David Koteles Director: Daniel Irizarry Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre, more than any medium, can employ the beautifully ridiculous to explore the mundane, the common, and the political. One-Eighth Theater’s current production, a sort of fractured-fairy-tale version of Eugene Ionesco’s The Lesson, embraces the outrageous in an effort to shine light on the social and societal misdeeds of our day, ...

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DIRT – 4th Street Theater, New York City

Writer: Robert Schneider Translator: Paul Dvorak Director: Mary Catherine Burke Reviewer: Jamie Rosler To raise questions and explore social issues without being pedantic and preachy is too often a mark missed in the theatre. This is beautifully not so with Dirt, the one-man show that tells us one man’s story of being an illegal immigrant in this or any other ...

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Talk Radio – The Chain Theatre, Queens – New York

Writer: Eric Bogosian Director: Greg Cicchino Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos Variations Theatre Group’s production of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio is anything but dead air. In the play’s riveting 90 minutes, we see the rise and fall of shock jock Barry Champlain (played spot-on by Kirk Gostkowski). Bogosian, a master of making us interested in the unsympathetic, paints a character so alive ...

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Clickbait – Access Theater, New York

Writer/Director: David M. deLeon &Esther Ko Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Millennials take a lot of flack. Self-centered, glued to their mobile devices, and speaking a language that only they understand. Perhaps that is why Clickbait is so refreshing a piece of theatre. Created and performed by a group of Hunter College theatre students, employing live web feeds, audience interaction, and simple ...

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