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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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To T, or Not to T – Dixon Place, New York

(To T or Not to T) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Ryan Harper Gray

Writer: D’Lo Director: Adelina Anthony Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In his new solo show -- To T, or Not to T -- actor/writer/comic D’Lo addresses the intersection of multiple aspects of his identity. With razor-sharp wit and impeccable comic timing, he navigates the rocky road of coming out as queer, trans, and not-going-to-be-a-doctor to his Tamil family with a little help from ...

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Failure – Judson Memorial Church, New York

Choreographer: Laura Peterson Director: Laura Peterson Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Choreographer Laura Peterson ruminates on the nature of winning and losing and the acquisition of material wealth as a symbol of success in her new dance installation Failure, running at Judson Memorial Church. Failure employs fragile sculpture and aerobic choreography to drive its ideas home. Performed in the main chapel ...

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Fernando – New Ohio Theater, New York

(Fernando) (Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio Theatre) (NYC) (c)Jonathan Freeland

Writer: Steven Haworth Director: Jamie Richards Reviewer: Robert Price Zach is an American associate professor staying in Madrid to study the paintings of Fernando De La Cruz. Terese is the curator of the gallery, an adept conversationalist who takes an interest in the young professor. A brief conversation in front of the painting becomes lunch at a cafe, and soon ...

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