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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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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Actors Fund, New York

[A Midsummer Night's Dream] [Smith Street Stage, NYC] (c)Chris Montgomery Photography

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Hopkins Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Smith Street Stage brings a vibrant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to The Actors Fund after a run at Carroll Park in Brooklyn earlier this month. Jonathan Hopkins directs a dynamic cast with specificity and joy, and the spirit of one of Shakespeare’s most well-trodden romps is freshly invigorated in ...

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The Opera is Always on the Table—New Ohio Theatre, New York

[The Opera is Always on the Table] [New Ohio Theatre, NYC] (c)

Writer: Hanna Lea Novak Director: Hanna Lea Novak & Tina Satter Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre continues its silver anniversary celebration of the Ice Factory Festival with the third show in its guest-curated lineup, The Opera is Always on the Table by Hanna Lea Novak, curated by Half Straddle. Half Straddle’s artistic director Tina Satter co-directs with ...

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