Review: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s “Basic Glitch”

Review: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s “Basic Glitch”

Part “Westworld” and part “The Office,” Ms. Salazar-Amaro’s play comedically dips into broad strokes of what it means for systems to not be working; whether reproductive, organizational, managerial, or even afterlife structure, each of the four characters faces an unsatisfactory system they seek to improve.

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Review: "At Black Lake" at the Tank

Review: "At Black Lake" at the Tank

Haunting questions about their childrens’ deaths. Nights of nostalgia melt into scalding accusations. Tension, both sexual and platonic, is rampant.

These are the circumstances for At Black Lake at The Tank – while not every question was answered, the production led the audience through an eerie and sensory experience to great success. 

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Review: A Delightfully Captivating “The Sabbath Girl” at The Penguin Rep

Review: A Delightfully Captivating “The Sabbath Girl” at The Penguin Rep

Living In these disturbing times, in a country filled with division, it is heartwarming to let go and enjoy this delightful romantic comedy. Happily, there is renewed hope that love can truly bring together the most unlikely of people. The world premiere of Cary Gitter’s play, The Sabbath Girl, Is now on stage at Penguin Rep Theatre. Described as “a contemporary romantic comedy with heart about the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love at work or even next door.”

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Review: “Hypatia and the Heathens: A New Musical in Concert” at the Caveat

Review: “Hypatia and the Heathens: A New Musical in Concert” at the Caveat

While it is easy to draw comparison to today’s political climate, it must be pointed out that the show itself is by no means a political bloodbath against Christianity or religion, but rather it is expertly grounded in strong characters and writing to explore a not-oft discussed time in history that can inform our present on multiple hot button issues from religion in politics to women’s rights.

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Review: "Freddie Falls in Love" at the Joyce Theater

Review: "Freddie Falls in Love" at the Joyce Theater

Upon the announcement that “Freddie” would join the Joyce Theater’s 2019 season, I was simultaneously overjoyed and apprehensive. How could this bubbly eccentric style translate to the formality of the Joyce Theater?  How could Blackstone and a cast of primarily new dancers breathe fresh life into the show three years later? And how would audiences—both old and new—engage with “Freddie” today?

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Off-Broadway Review: “Little Gem” at Irish Repertory Theatre

Off-Broadway Review: “Little Gem” at Irish Repertory Theatre

Despite the challenges of the script, the three fine actors transcend the material to offer glimpses into the often-undisclosed problems facing three generations of women caught in restrictive matrices of expectation and oppression. It was wonderful to see Marsha Mason’s craft coalesce the threads of the three women-in-waiting to a settling down to sleep and all that metaphor encompasses.

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Review: “In the Penal Colony” at New York Theater Workshop’s 4th Street Theater

Review: “In the Penal Colony” at New York Theater Workshop’s 4th Street Theater

“In the Penal Colony” is not a play that you can fully absorb minutes after the curtain closes. This is a play that sinks in to your skin and stays there. A play that you feel before you even know why. Twenty-four hours after seeing the show, there are still things that I am working to uncover.

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Review: “Romeo and Juliet” at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Review: “Romeo and Juliet” at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Rain could not stop this performance of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays. The crowd gathered, umbrellas raised, to see Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s production of “Romeo and Juliet”. This very enjoyable production took the classic story and gave it an 80s/90s spin, with costumes from those decades bringing the characters even closer to reality and allowing us to relate to them more than we already could.

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Review: "Cyrano", A Lively, Entertaining Frolic at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Review: "Cyrano", A Lively, Entertaining Frolic at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Go see this novel interpretation of this classic tale about a man’s struggle to replace vanity, pride, and ignorance with grace, humility and intelligence.  It is an ironic anecdote of missed opportunities, it reminds us that, after all, beauty is only skin deep.  

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