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03 February 2017

The Summoning: An Underdeveloped Spell

By // Theatre (New York)

The Summoning, by Charlotte Ahlin, is an ambitious slapstick three-person play with comedic moments that never quite becomes more than the sum of its parts. From the moment I sat …

27 January 2017

DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA: Beautifully Messy

By // Theatre (New York)

Lawrence Dial’s latest play, DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA should come with a warning: If you are contemplating having children, spending 90 minutes…

08 November 2016

In the Room: Unraveling the Unresolved

By // Theatre (New York)

In the Room, a new play at showing at Alchemical Theater Laboratory, written by Lawrence Dial and directed by Adam Knight, aims to expose the uncomfortable and unresolved. This play …

09 August 2016

Guys & Dolls: A Classic Revisited

By // Theatre (New York)

Maggie’s Little Theater, a community theater located in Queens, NY, is in its ninth season at St. Margaret Parish Hall. It presents two musical productions a year, and educates participants …

20 July 2016

On the Spot: Always Different

By // Theatre (New York)

Heraclitus famously opined that you can never step in the same river twice. If he spent more time attending theater than stepping into rivers, he may have said you can …

23 April 2016

Primary: Competing Visions

By // Theatre (New York)

In an election year that has redefined crazy, at least the stage provides some refuge from politics. Well, at least until I found out I was seeing Primary. Et tu, …

10 April 2016

Midtown International Theatre Festival Roundup

By // Theatre (New York)

Part of the mission statement for the Seventeenth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival is to “offer a safe environment to develop innovative theatre.” Held at the WorkShop Theater’s Main Stage …

28 February 2016

Frigid Festival 2016: Part II

By // Theatre (New York)

When it’s February in New York City but nearly sixty degrees outside, the creators of the FRIGID New York Festival may need to rethink its name. Now in its tenth …

06 February 2016

Yeah, I Met This Girl: A Delightful Romp

By // Theatre (New York)

Please allow me to cut to the chase. Antony Raymond’s Yeah, I Met This Girl . . . is a gem of a play with fantastic layered writing and an …

28 January 2016

Our Mother’s Brief Affair: Linda Lavin Shines

By // Theatre (New York)

When someone comes into my office and shuts the door behind him or speaks in a hushed tone, there are only a few topics that are about to be discussed: …

29 December 2015

Puffs: Third or Nothing

By // Theatre (New York)

Spoiler Alert: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a parody of Harry Potter. If you have avoided learning the major plot …

05 December 2015

Dating: Adults Embracing Failure: No Closure

By // Theatre (New York)

Relationships are hard to pull off in life and on the stage. So is comedy. Dating: Adults Embracing Failure (“DAEF”) is unfortunately only a superficial exploration of both. Although the premise …

09 November 2015

Dames at Sea: Old-Worldly, For Better or Worse

By // Theatre (New York)

Early in the first act of the musical Dames at Sea, cast members scurry around the stage as they practice for a dress rehearsal of “Dames at Sea”, which is …