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Split Britches: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) – The Barbican

Writer: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, and Hannah Maxwell. Director: Lois Weaver. Reviewer: Hannah Powell Unexploded Ordnances; old relics from wars past buried just beneath the surface of the ground, a small possibility of them destructing ever present. Maybe in a minute, a day, a week, a month… Split Britchesencourage us to explore the topics of ageing, anxiety, and desire through ...

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Apologies From Men – The PIT, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Humor and music are powerful weapons in the face of inhumane and abusive behavior, and comedian Lauren Maul wields them adroitly. Primarily on the piano, with a switch to guitar for one song, Maul and her talented backup ensemble (Alyson Greenfield, Jen Kwok, Chase O’Donnell, Tahlia Robinson, Alexius Smith, and Lady Kate Weber) perform eight ...

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Soundtrack Review: Apologies from Men – The People’s Improv Theatre, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Comedian, musician and filmmaker Lauren Maul is releasing an audio album, a video album, and performing live in New York City, all on March 9. Using the content of “apologies” delivered by high-profile men that have been accused of sexual assault and harassment, Maul creates songs and videos using the speakers’ words and personae ...

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Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood – The PIT, New York

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

Writer: Jamie Aderski Director: Chris Roberti Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Despite what the images of glamorous celebrity pregnancy that parade across our news feeds tell us, having babies is messy business. Keeping them alive and healthy while trying to maintain one’s sanity is even more complicated. In her show Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood, Jamie Aderski offers up ...

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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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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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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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KATINA AND BECKY HAVE IT ALL – The People’s Improv Theater, New York

(Katina & Becky Have It All) (The PIT) (NYC)

Writers: Katina Corrao & Becky Yamamoto Reviewer: Robert Price All Katina Corrao really wants is to play a nosey neighbor on a TV sitcom, but she keeps getting messages from the dead (yet if anyone has any leads on a commercial spot she could book, please visit her website at KatinaCorrao.com). Corrao’s bubbling charisma brings an infectious energy to her ...

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