Review: La Mama presents “13 Fruitcakes”

Review: La Mama presents “13 Fruitcakes”

“13 Fruitcakes” dazzles and destroys in one-two punches expertly strung along thirteen original musical vignettes depicting the queer experience across history. These thirteen scenes transport us from ancient to modern times, highlighting obscure and noteworthy LGBTQ+ figures and the prices they paid throughout their historical impact, ranging from AD 780 Korean King Hyegon.

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Review: “The Floor is Lava” at LaMama Experimental Theatre Club

Review: “The Floor is Lava” at LaMama Experimental Theatre Club

As we get closer to the point where Millennials and Generation Z makes up a solid majority of the voting age population, there has been an increased desire not just for younger people to see perspectives like their own represented in the world of theatre and film, but also for content that helps Baby Boomers and Generation X better understand the unique struggles that today’s young adults – born in the 1980s and 1990s – continue to face in life. Judging by the way it’s been advertised, it’s clear that the main goal of The Floor is Lava is to become the latest creative effort to try and fill that role

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Review: "THE AЯTS" at La MaMa

Review: "THE AЯTS" at La MaMa

We could have had an exciting portrayal of these congressional hearings, as there is no doubt that these performers (Dracyn Blount, Alexander Chilton, Shayna Conde, Nick Daly, and Georgia Lee King) would have all excelled at telling that story; they were excellent. Instead, we get part history and mostly art, and frankly, this wasn’t advertised and not what I signed up for.   

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Review: “There's Blood at the Wedding” at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Review: “There's Blood at the Wedding” at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Of the many problems in America today, police brutality and racial discrimination have been some of the most toxic and recurring problems that have constantly plagued our society. While a number of highly-publicized incidents – and the subsequent Black Lives Matter movement – have helped draw more attention to these serious issues over the past decade, the reality is that they’ve been going on for much, much longer than that. It’s a reality that’s put on full display in There’s Blood at the Wedding, the latest production to be presented at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

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Review: “Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence” at LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Review: “Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence” at LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Telling unique stories and creating great art is the primary goal of nearly every playwright. However, it’s not always as easy of a goal when two playwrights are collaborating together, as they’re writing the same story that they both hope will resonate with audiences. That’s exactly what was on display during the premiere of Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence – a collaboration between Japanese playwright Takeishi Kawamura and American playwright John Jesurun – at the LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

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