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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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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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Earth’s Greatest…Conquerors! A Game Show – Caveat, New York

[Earth's Greatest] [Caveat, NYC]

Writers: KAZM Director: KAZM Music Director: Jen Kwok Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Caveat, a relatively new performance venue on the Lower East Side, bills itself as a “home for intelligent nightlife,” offering comedy, storytelling, and music in a basement space decorated with academic artifacts. Earth’s Greatest (a comedy game show in which reanimated historical figures compete to stay in their reanimated ...

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Laura Bush Killed A Guy – The Flea, New York

Writer: Ian Allen Director: John Vreeke Reviewer: Robert Price Upon entering the theatre for Laura Bush Killed A Guy, a “cowboy cookie” is offered in sincerest hospitality to every patron to enjoy (or covet). The semi-sweet chocolate is balanced well with other flavors and textures: coconut, oats, and pecans. The treat feels hefty enough to satisfy. The script is less ...

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Fear of Oatmeal – Theater for the New City, New York

[Fear of Oatmeal] [Theater for the New City, NYC] (c)Walesca Ambroise

Writer: Muriel Miguel Director: Muriel Miguel Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Today the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill are home to pricey condos, restaurants, and shopping destinations. There are a few remnants of the area’s earlier days as a hub for recent transplants to the city. It’s easy to spot the influence of the immigrants from Italy, Ireland, ...

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Ivanov – New York City Center, New York

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Timofey Kulyabin Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The joke goes: What do you call someone that speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American. And so it is for this reviewer at the Theatre of Nations’ brilliant production of Ivanov at New York ...

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