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Blacktop Highway – Dixon Place, New York City

(Blacktop Highway) (press photo) (Dixon Place) (c)Rafael Hernandez

Writer: John Fleck Director: Randee Trabitz Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Performance artist and actor of NEA Four fame, John Fleck, brings his solo show to Dixon Place from Los Angeles. Blacktop Highway brings the gothic American horror film to the stage with a John Waters-inspired edge. The grotesque and surreal drive the action of this compelling experience. Calling itself out for being ...

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Slumber – House of Yes, New York

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Director: Josh Aviner Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A night at the club turns deadly in Hideaway Circus’ latest piece, Slumber, at the House of Yes in Brooklyn. A cast of extremely talented performers is picked off one-by-one, by one of their own, in this hilariously dark movement theatre piece. A supernaturally talented ensemble cast of Olga Karmansky, Lee Hubilla, Anya Sapozhnikova, ...

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Thank You for Being a Friend – The Cutting Room, New York

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Writer: Nick Brennan Director: Nick Brennan Lyrics: Luke Jones &Cisco Cardenas Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Cheesecake, shoulder pads, and Latin pop stars abound at the Cutting Room for a fewSunday nights this fall. Set in a retirement home in Miami, Thank You for Being a Friend sends up the classic sitcom The Golden Girls. With spunky musical numbers and nods to ...

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Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy: The Case of the Peepshow Phantom – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

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Writer: Chris Harder Director: Chris Harder Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Mystery, intrigue, and innuendo abound at the Laurie Beechman in Chris Harder’s Nasty Drew and that Harder Boy: The Case of the Peepshow Phantom. Mixing narrative theatre, burlesque, and drag into one high-camp cocktail of sexy disco brilliance against a 1970s backdrop, this show delivers laughs and lasciviousness in equal measure. ...

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Blossom – Dixon Place, New York

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Writer: Spencer Lott Director: Spencer Lott Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers There’s something about puppets, particularly puppets that look human. In the hands of a talented puppeteer and before a believing audience, the puppet takes on its own life, and it's the life of Alzheimer’s patient James Blossom that is enthralling audiences at Dixon Place this month. James might be a small ...

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Crackskull Row – the cell at The Workshop Theater, New York

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Writer: Honor Molloy Director: Kira Simring Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Moving back and forth between past and present, imagination and reality, the living and the dead,Crackskull Row is a dreamlike probe into the history of a broken family. On May Eve, when the lines between the living and the dead are blurred, Masher Moorigan (played by the stunningly talented Terry Donnelly) ...

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Crashlight – Cherry Lane Theatre, New York

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Writer and Director: Celeste Makoff Choreographer: Kaitlyn Moise Reviewer: Martin Kushner In Crashlight, a repressive dystopia ruled by Marcus Pressi, music is outlawed and sunlight is restricted to just three minutes a day. On the historic stage of The Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, home to seminal productions of Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee, a sole TV monitor stage left ...

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The Good Earth – The Flea Theater, New York

The Good Earth - Kate Elis, Rachael Boulton and Gwenllian Higginson_Photo by Tom Flannery

Writer: Company (devised) Director: Rachael Boulton Musical Direction: Max MacKintosh Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers In 1966, a coal mine collapse killed several people in a small community in Wales. Twelve years later, fearing the same would happen in another town, the government sought to displace the people of Troedrhiwgwair before the same disasterbefellthem. Motherlode Theatre Company’s The Good Earth looks back ...

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