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Not Even the Good Things – Theatre Row, New York City

Writer: Joseph Scott Ford Director: Kelsey Claire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The opening scene of Not Even the Good Things feels like contemporary realism. A couple arrives at a vacation rental in the Catskills, flirting and dodging important conversations as one person becomes belligerently drunk and the other tries to corral her. Oh, but wait, there’s also a dirty young girl ...

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Decoder: The Ticket that Exploded – Pioneer Works, New York City

Source Text: William S. Burroughs Directed & Conceived: Mallory Catlett Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The pedigree behind Mallory Catlett’s Decoder: The Ticket that Exploded is vastly impressive.  With support from Gibney Dance and Theatre Conspiracy, Stony Brook University, CultureHub, Playwrights Theatre Center, Mabou Mines, the Collapsable Hole, and the Watermill Center (via the National Endowment for the Arts), this is the ...

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Imminently Yours – Saint Mark’s Theater, New York City

Writer: Karimah Director: Count Stovall Reviewer: Solace It is always a treat to see actors over a certain age in a stage production; working in an industry that can have a reputation for limiting options for actors when they reach a certain age. It is extra sweet when the roles for said actors are well-written and multifaceted. Imminently Yours, which ...

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Shrew-ed – UCB Theatre, New York City

Writer: Caitlin Bitzegaio Director: Matt Gehrig Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Writer and performer Caitlin Bitzegaio’s new one-woman show, Shrew-ed, at UCB Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen has a very charming premise. As mentioned in the press release, Bitzegaio encounters a group of aliens that are determined to kill off all the women on the planet. The reason for their intended gendercide? The ...

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Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 – Access Theater, New York City

Writer: Alex Borinsky Director: Augustus Heagerty Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trudging up the stairs to the fourth-floor walkup space of the ironically named Access Theater, one hopes the trek will be rewarded with a transcendent piece of theatre. i am a slow tide performance and media collection’s production of Alex Borinsky’s Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 has intrigue and high concept aplenty, ...

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OSCAR at the Crown – 3 Dollar Bill, New York City

Creator: Mark Mauriello Director: Shira Milikowsky Composer & Choreographer: Andrew Barret Cox Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers “To define is to limit.” – Oscar Wilde It seems a bit odd to write a review of a queer nightclub musical based on Oscar Wilde’s life, when Wilde himself would have scoffed at the notion of caring at all what a sole critic might ...

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Breaking the Shakespeare Code – 440 Studios, New York City

Writer: John Minigan Director: Stephen Brotebeck Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The challenge for many college professors with young actors is often helping them find reality and groundedness in roles, particularly Shakespeare. From the question that must be asked of soliloquies: “Who are you talking to right now?” to understanding how iambs (or lack thereof) are the guide to what is of ...

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