WHITE GUY ON THE BUS 59E59 Theatres NY. Photo by Matt Urban_Mobius New Media Inc
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White Guy on the Bus

Renowned playwright Graham’s “White Guy” perceptively explores racism, inequality, violence, bereavement, and alienation among a wide range of complex social issues and human emotions. The production begi...
The Dressmaker’s Secret, 59E59. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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The Dressmaker’s Secret

The Dressmaker’s Secret, which opened this week at 59E59 Theaters, is set in Romania in 1963. Like any notable drama, however, its themes largely transcend these geographic and temporal boundaries. Loosely ad...
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God of Vengeance

Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, written in 1906, opened this week at La MaMa Theater. The play explores one man’s futile attempt to successfully unify the practical demands of his material life with the mor...
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Attorney Street

The theater is dark, pitch black in fact. Then, over the audio system, comes the gentle, soothing sound of an acoustic guitar. A spotlight illuminates the barren stage, devoid of scenery and background. A man a...
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, Photo by Gerry Goodstein
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

It’s certainly au courant and hip to revere the work of Bertolt Brecht, and undoubtedly he’s worthy of this acclaim. Overall, his body of work is not only insightful, compelling, and thought-provoking, but ...
Dead Shot Mary at Shelter Studios, NYC
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Dead Shot Mary

Before seeing Dead Shot Mary, I read about the achievements and exploits of Mary Shanley, the focus of the one-woman show now playing at Shetler Studios. Shanley was one of the first women to earn the rank of f...
The Black Crook at Abrons Arts Center
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The Black Crook

The Black Crook figures prominently in theater history. First staged in September 1866, the year after the bloodiest conflict in the nation's history came to an end and President Lincoln was assassinated  at F...
The Golden Bride (Di Goldene Kale)
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The Golden Bride (Di Goldene Kale)

It’s easy to understand the popularity and appeal of The Golden Bride (Di Goldene Kale) when it first opened in New York City in 1923. Considering the brutal pogroms that drove almost two million largely Y...