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Dear Diary LOL—New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Antigravity Performance Project Directors: Francesca Montanile Lyons & Michael T. Williams Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival continues its guest-curated 25th anniversary season, with its fifth show, the Antigravity Performance Project’s Dear Diary LOL, a curatorial pick from Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company. This play is a devised work that uses verbatim text from ...

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Neptune – Dixon Place, New York

[Neptune] [Dixon Place, NYC] (c)Mark Hayes

Writer: Timothy DuWhite Director: Zhailon Levingston Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Dixon Place is hosting the twenty-seventh year of its Hot! Festival, a celebration of queer culture. Among the repertoire of performances is Timothy DuWhite’s exquisite one-man show, Neptune. Written and performed by DuWhite, the show is just over ninety minutes of poetry in motion. It is a love story, political piece, ...

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LATITUDE: The Theban Motherf**ker- Cabaret Tent

Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having given us a ‘Creep’ of a Dracula and a Victorian Secret runway of A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the past few festivals, hope was high for Action To The Word’s The Theban MotherF**ker, a rock opera ode to Thebe’s most famous Freudian dream. This reviewer hasn't always been in love with the work artistic director Alexandra Spencer-Jones has created but has always ...

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LATITUDE: Femme Fatale – Cabaret Tent, Latitude Festival

Reviewer: Kris Hallett Now this is a rarity. A proper one-star stinker that features a triple threat of terrible book, slack direction and uncertain performances. It takes a lot to clear the cabaret tent of the exhausted and the damned seeking shade from the blazing sunshine on Sunday afternoon at Latitude, but here it’s achieved with ease. It was so ...

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LATITUDE: Theatre Ad Infinitum – No Kids, Theatre Arena

Writer & Director: George Mann and Nir Paldi Reviewer: Kris Hallett Nir and George are partners, artistically and in real life. Over the past decade they have built up their company Theatre Ad Infinitum and their lives up to a position of stability and respectability and are now ready to ask one of life’s most pressing questions; is it time ...

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Latitude: Rag N’ Bone Man – Obelisk Arena

Reviewer: Simon Topping Rag “N” Bone Man, AKA Rory Rory Graham, has come a long way in a short time. His meteoric rise has come since the release of his debut solo album Human in the February of 2017. In under eighteen months his debut album has sold over three quarters of a million copies, he has won two Brit ...

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Latitude: Sunday Cabaret round-up

With the weather so hot this weekend (we're not complaining...honestly), many are taking refuge for some longer stints in some of the more covered arenas and, particularly with Dylan Moran ensuring the comedy tent is jam-packed, this includes the cabaret. Kicking off a couple of hours worth of 'fun' is Zack Zucker, who has come all the way from New ...

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Latitude: Flight, Faraway Forest

Reviewer: Robin Winters Darkfield, the company founded by Glen Heath & David Rosenberg, returns to Latitude following the success of last year's immersive installation, Seance. This year, the duo brings Flight, once again in a shipping container, once again in pitch darkness for around 20 minutes. With an age guidance of 14+ and having been given some knowledge of the nature ...

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