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INTERVIEW: Jamie Aderski’s Cry Baby, My (Reluctant) Journey into Motherhood

Jamie Aderski's Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood [poster image]

After a successful run earlier this year, Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood returns to The People's Improv Theater, September 15 through November 10. This is a repost of editor Jamie Rosler's conversation last March with writer/performer Jamie Aderski, about a show that shares the raw truths of birth and motherhood. - Let's start with the toughest question, just ...

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Loveless, Texas – The Sheen Center, New York

(Loveless, Texas) (The Sheen Center, NYC) (c)Yadin Photography

Book: Cailín Heffernan Music & Lyrics: Henry Aronson Director: Cailín Heffernan Reviewer: Robert Price Loveless, Texas is an evening of country-western and traditional singing loosely strung together with a story. It is the tale of a group of men who all somehow deserve a wife by the end of the Second Act. “Inspired by Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Loveless, Texas is ...

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INTERVIEW – Aliens Coming (a Musical Comedy)

(Aliens Coming) (The PIT) (NYC)

The Reviews Hub contributor Adrienne Sowers chatted with writer Joe Kelly and director Griffin Osborne about their current production, Aliens Coming. - What was the development of this play like?  Being at an improv theatre, did you rely on performers to improvise/devise some of the text? JK: In August I had to go to Saratoga for my sister's wedding. While ...

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The Baroness: Isak Dinesen’s Final Affair – Theatre Row, New York

Writer: Thor Bjørn Krebs Director: Henning Hegland Reviewer: Robert Price Isak Denisen is the pseudonym used by Karen Blixen, the Danish author of Out of Africa, Babette’s Feast, and Seven Gothic Tales. At the peak of her fame, her writing was widely praised, her voice was heard on the radio, and her eccentric behavior was the subject of fashionable gossip. ...

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The Itch – New Ohio Theatre, New York

(The Itch) (New Ohio Theatre, NYC) (c)Walter Wlodarczyk

Writer: Alexandra Zelman-Doring Director: Theresa Buchheister Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Ana and Simon are twins, though it's never mentioned on stage. There's an almost incestuous nature to their relationship, but that's neither explored in the present nor explained by the past. The Itch is a sort of memory play, taking place at indistinct and potentially nonlinear times, but that's only clear based ...

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Inanimate – The Flea Theater, New York

(Inanimate) (The Flea) (NYC)

Writer: Nick Robideau Director: Courtney Ulrich Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 2009, American archer Erika LaBrie appeared on Good Morning America and explained to the audience that she was in love with the Eiffel Tower. In fact, she’d been married to the French landmark for two years and she’d legally changed her name to Erika Eiffel. For many Americans, this ...

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Aliens Coming – The PIT, New York

(Aliens Coming) (The PIT) (NYC)

Writer: Joe Kelly Director: Griffin Osborne Music: Jonathan Evans, John Frydman, Joe Kelly, Alice Kors, James Mullany, Ryan Tutton, James Young Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Aliens Coming, currently playing at the People’s Improv Theater, examines narcissism in the digital age by combining three common tropes: teenagers, aliens, and sex.  Going to the absurdist extreme of all three elements, this new musical ...

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Convicted – Theatre at the 14th Street Y, New York

(Convicted)(Theatre at the 14th Street Y)(NYC)

Writer: Riley Thomas Director: Riley Thomas Reviewer: Robert Price A gunshot opens Riley Thomas’ new play, echoing through the piece as a consequence of what we believe. Convicted explores morality’s application, from many different angles. Amy, played by Jennifer Knox (who holds the show together with her steady hand), works at an advocacy group for LGBT youth. David M. Farrington plays ...

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