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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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Randy Writes a Novel – Theatre Row (The Clurman Theatre), New York

[Randy Writes A Novel] [Theatre Row, NYC] (c)Chris McDonald

Writer: Randy Director: Randy Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Randy is a globetrotting vegan from Australia making headlines with his stand-up comedy. Randy also happens to be a purple puppet, who wrote a novel, that he would very much like to share with New York audiences at Theatre Row. A one-puppet performance, Randy commands the stage for anywhere from seventy to one ...

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Squeamish – Theatre Row (Beckett Theatre), New York

(Squeamish) (Theatre Row) (NYC) (c)Maria Baranova

Writer & Director: Aaron Mark Reviewer: Robert Price Sharon visits Dr. Schneider on the Upper West Side in the middle of the night, because she is desperate and genuinely scared. She sits in a winged chair with a coffee cup and tells him (us) about the last five months. She hasn’t talked to Dr. Schneider since her birthday, when she ...

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The Baroness: Isak Dinesen’s Final Affair – Theatre Row, New York

Writer: Thor Bjørn Krebs Director: Henning Hegland Reviewer: Robert Price Isak Denisen is the pseudonym used by Karen Blixen, the Danish author of Out of Africa, Babette’s Feast, and Seven Gothic Tales. At the peak of her fame, her writing was widely praised, her voice was heard on the radio, and her eccentric behavior was the subject of fashionable gossip. ...

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The Artificial Jungle – Theatre Row, New York

Writer: Charles Ludlam Director:  Everett Quinton Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Theatre Breaking Through Barriers celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company with a revival of Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle. A campy take on film noir and Therese Raquin (Émile Zola's first popular novel), this play is a specific style that can be jarring if one walks in not ...

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Orion – Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, New York

(Orion)(Studio Theatre, Theatre Row)(NYC)(c)Justin Chauncey

Writer: Matthew McLachlan Director: Joshua Warr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre and live performance, especially in intimate spaces, can raise the most minute details of an individual story to the heights of the universal. Looking at the ever popular and always plumbable themes of first love and romantic loss through the lens of postgraduate heartbreak, with a clear exploration of the ...

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When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout – Theatre Row, New York

Cast of When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout

Writer: Sharman Macdonald Director: John Keating Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Strong female characters, facing life head on, with agency and consequences, are an unfortunately rare occurrence on the stage (and in mainstream arts in general). Sharman Macdonald’s script is a beautiful, female-driven human drama, complicated, deep, and maternal. This production of When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and ...

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Rachel Calof: A Memoir with Music – Theatre Row, New York

Music/Lyrics: Leslie Steinweiss Writer: Rachel Calof Adaptor: Ken LaZebnik Director: Ellen S. Pressman Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Solo shows are minefields of theatrical tropes and clichés. Rachel Calof: A Memoir with Music, presented as part of the United Solo Festival, labors through all of them without much reward, and to little effect. Based on Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the ...

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