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Speakout Laughout – Cantina Royal, New York

Host: Sriya Sarkar Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It's not easy to get people to attend a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion. One would be forgiven for thinking it's not easy to get people to laugh at a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion, once they get there. Speakout Laughout, as part of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, does a ...

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Makbet – Sure We Can, New York

(Makbet) (Sure We Can) (NYC) (c)Troy Hahn

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dzieci Theatre Director: Matt Mitler Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell As part of their 20th anniversary season, Dzieci Theatre brings their Roma-infused version of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play to a seemingly unlikely venue—a recycling center in Bushwick. Staged in a shipping container, Makbet is a bare-bones production with no recorded sound, minimal props, costumes and lighting, and a ...

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Home/Sick – JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Writer/Creator: The Assembly (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Kate Benson, Marianne Broome, Jess Chayes, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan, Emily Louise Perkins) Director: Jess Chayes Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Protests and left-wing radicalism. Sexual politics and patriarchal male behavior. Illegal war and racial tension. Home/Sick is ostensibly a story about the Weather Underground of the 1960s, but clearly has deep ...

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PARIS – Irondale Center, New York

(Company XIV's Paris) (c)(Mark Shelby Perry) (Irondale Center)

Director: Austin McCormick Choreographer: Austin McCormick Reviewer: Tim Koch You don’t always have to learn Greek mythology in the classroom. And it doesn't have to be boring. In Brooklyn, a new kind of classical lesson is taking place. As one steps into the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, it is immediately evident that Company XIV's PARIS is different. A drink menu ...

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Slumber – House of Yes, New York

(Slumber) (House of Yes) (c) John Dolan

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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Rhinbecca – The Brick, Brooklyn

Rhinbecca cast

Writer: Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Director: John Kurzynowski Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   When the cast is taking their final bows and literally no one in the audience is clapping, it is not a good sign. Rhinbecca, the new production from Brooklyn’s Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, bills itself as “the intersection of suspense and the absurd,” and there is certainly a touch of ...

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Double Falsehood – The Irondale Center, New York

Double Falsehood - Letter of Marque

Writer: William Shakespeare, John Fletcher, &Lewis Theobold Director: Andrew Borthwick-Leslie Reviewer: Maridee Slater Gender disguise, honor, madness, greedy fathers and conflicting brothers all collide in Letter of Marque’s production of Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Theobald’s Double Falsehood. While it is evident in the notes lining the playbill that there is still debate surrounding this authorship of this text, scholars have recently ...

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