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Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III – 124 Bank Street Theater, New York

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Austin Pendleton Director: Austin Pendleton & Peter Bloch Reviewer: Robert Price Come to hear a play and you will not be disappointed. Semi-scholars of The Bard will be thrilled to listen carefully to the rarely read origins of Richard III that lie in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 3. His kid brother Rutland is murdered, and Richard’s ...

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Beloved – Theatre Row (Lion Theatre), New York

(Beloved) (Theatre Row, NYC) (c)Kait Ebinger

Writer: Lisa Langseth Adaptor: Charlotte Barslund Director: Kathy Curtiss Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Scandanavian American Theater Company brings a lovely new Swedish play to the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, with Lisa Langseth’s Beloved, in a beautiful translation by Charlotte Barslund. With heart and humor, Langseth’s play transcends cultural barriers to push against the line between love and obsession, healthy ...

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Before We’re Gone – 13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, New York

[Before Were Gone] [13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, NYC] (c)John Phelps

Writer: Jerry Small Director: Joe John Battista Reviewer: Jamie Rosler An undersized stage can be the backdrop for oversized discussions, and that seems to be the goal in Jerry Small’s Before We’re Gone, ending its limited run at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. Opening on a dimly lit motel room, award-winning playwright Kathleen “Kate” Maguire (played with theatrical flair by ...

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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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INTERVIEW: Adrienne Truscott’s ‘One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I’m a Comedian)’

(Adrienne Truscott) (A One-Trick Pony) (Joe's Pub, NYC) (c)Allison Michael Orenstein

Adrienne Truscott talks to editor Jamie Rosler at The Reviews Hub USA about her limited run performance of A One-Trick Pony, a new show tackling and wrestling (literally wrestling) the question of whose material is whose. - Thank you for sitting down with me again, especially now that I'm the enemy! You're no stranger to critical responses of all stripes. Do you ...

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The Possibilities / The After-Dinner Joke – Atlantic Stage 2, New York

(PTP/NYC) (The After-Dinner Joke) (c)Stan Barouh

Writer: Howard Barker / Caryl Churchill Director: Richard Romagnoli / Cheryl Faraone Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Potomac Theatre Project is back for another summer season of PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2. Bringing together the work of Howard Barker and Caryl Churchill (playwrights this company has grouped together in the past) for a double bill as one half of their repertory season, ...

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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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One Small Step—New Ohio Theatre, New York

[One Small Step] [New Ohio Theatre, Ice Factory Festival] [NYC] (c)Jack Frederick

Writer: The Saint Fortune Collective Choreographer: Emily Craver & Emily Pacilio Director: Gavin Price Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival celebrates its 25th year this summer. In honor of this milestone, the festival departed from its usual open submission process and instead asked some of their most celebrated alumni to “identify companies they're watching as ...

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