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Ski End – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Five people on skis

Writer: Piehole Director: Tara Ahmadinejad Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Experimental performance group Piehole explores questions of gentrification, stagnation, intergenerational communication, and interpretive dance on skis, with their latest offering Ski End at the New Ohio Theatre. This thoughtful, imaginative work of devised theatre was developed through New Ohio Theatre and IRT’s Archive residency. The play follows a group of five thirtysomethings ...

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Luft Gangster – Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York

(Luft Gangster) (Sheen Center) (NYC) (c)Al Foote III

Writer: Lowell Byers Director: Austin Pendleton Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 2009, actor/playwright Lowell Byers met his cousin Louis Fowler, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who survived internment at a German P.O.W. camp during World War II. The accounts that Fowler shared with Byers are the basis for his play Luft Gangster, presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and Cloverleaf ...

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Latrice Royale: Life Goes On – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

[Latrice Royale] [Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC]

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, Life Goes On. A followup to Here’s to Life, Royale carries on her joyous message of positivity and kindness to the tune of standards, original songs, and a spot-on lipsync. Hearing Royale’s signature laugh is worth the price of admission in ...

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Rare Birds – 14th Street Y Theater, New York

(Rare Birds)(14th Street Y)(NYC) (c)Billy Tompkin

Writer: Adam Szymkowicz Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It’s not easy to be the strange kid in high school, especially when your bully has a gun and your mom won’t stop imploring you to be “normal.” Such is life for Evan Wills in Adam Szymkowicz’s new play Rare Birds, presented by The Red Fern Theatre Company with proceeds donated to ...

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Fred – Dixon Place, New York

(Fred)(On the Rocks Theatre Co)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Writers: Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose Director:  Dakota Rose Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers On the Rocks Theatre Company’s latest installment at Dixon Place, Fred, is a self-aware, campy trip to the far reaches of the universe. As a sentient robot takes his beloved human companion to a retirement home orbiting Pluto, the audience travels to a surreal, absurd word where pool ...

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The Other Plays – Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (A.R.T./New York Theatres), New York

(The Other Plays) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writers: Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Issaq, Neil LaBute, Tatiana G. Rivera Directors: Christopher Burris, Gwynn MacDonald, Ann Marie Morelli, Dabid Rosar Stearns, Pamela Sabaugh Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Actors of all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities fill the stage with their voices and stories in the current production from Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB). The Other Plays bills itself as ...

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Trixie Mattel: Ages 3 and Up – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Trixie Mattel) (Laurie Beechman Theatre) (c)Austin Young

Writer: Trixie Mattel Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trixie Mattel brings her hilarious stand-up to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Ages 3 and Up, carrying a one-drag queen show with brilliant energy. Trixie unflinchingly pushes the envelope, and shows tremendous range with style and approach to humor. Standing by jokes that don’t land as well with an “I like it, fuckers,” laughter fills ...

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