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The White Devil – Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

Writer: John Webster Director: Louisa Proske Reviewer: Solace Murder, Mayhem, and Fun! This is John Webster’s The White Devil, currently running at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York’s West Village. Webster, who wrote his plays in the 17th century, usually collaborated with others; however, scholars believe The White Devil was the first play he wrote by himself. The White ...

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Perp – The Barrow Group, New York

Writer: Lyle Kessler Director: Lee Brock Reviewer: Solace The Barrow Group’s current production, Perp, by Lyle Kessler, American playwright, screenwriter and actor, best known internationally for Orphans, the play he wrote in 1983. Perp is the story of a vicious killer on the loose and the kindhearted Douglass (Ali Arkane) finding himself the unwitting target of detectives, played by Tricia ...

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Surely Goodness and Mercy – Theatre Row, New York

(Surely Goodness and Mercy) (Theatre Row, NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writer: Chisa Hutchinson Director: Jessi D. Hill Reviewer: Solace The first production of Keen Company's 2019 season is the New York premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy, directed by Jessi D. Hill, at Theatre Row. Set in an underfunded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy tells the story of two friends who, against the odds, help each other ...

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good friday– The Flea Theater, New York

(good friday) (The Flea, NYC) (c)Joan Marcus

Writer: Kristiana Rae Colón Director: Sherri Eden Barber Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In February, Amazon Prime released a four-part documentary, Lorena, a close look at the 1993 news story about Lorena Bobbitt’s literal castration of her husband. In 1993, the story was mostly a prolonged dick joke, but Joshua Rofé’s documentary reminds us that John Wayne Bobbitt physically, sexually, and ...

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Bonnie’s Last Flight – Fourth Street Theatre, New York

(Bonnies Last Flight) (Fourth Street Theatre, NYC) (c)Shun Takino

Writer: Eliza Bent Director: Annie Tippe Reviewer: Solace J. As you enter the plane (the theater), your tickets are torn and you are directed to your seat by a flight attendant. The layout of the seats replicates an airplane, with one center row and two aisles on either side. There are monitors overhead the seats, similar to overhead monitors on ...

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The City of No Illusions – La MaMa, New York

[City of No Illusions] [La Mama, NYC] (c)

Writer: Paul Zimet Director: Paul Zimet Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Talking Band brings Paul Zimet’s newest play, The City of No Illusions, to the downstairs space at La MaMa for the month of February. Addressing the timely issues of drug abuse, immigration, and divisiveness, the play has opportunities to resonate and elicit deep questioning from the audience that largely go ...

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SKIN – A.R.T. / New York Theatres

Writer: the Company Director: Becky Baumwoll Original Music:  Eleni Arapolglou, Wes Braver, Paul Castles & Jack McGuire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers When faced with the concept of trudging to a theatre on 10th Avenue and 53rd St on one of the coldest days of the year, one hopes the show inside the walls of A.R.T. / New York Theatres is worth ...

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