4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Drunkle Vanya

Chekhov is bustin’ out all over. Aaron Posner is working on a new Three Sisters after contorting The Seagull into Stupid F**king Bird.  Christopher Durang has excelled with his Chekhov-inspired Vanya, Sonia,...
LIFE IS FOR LIVING, CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp, 2016
3.0★ ★ ★

Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward

We enter the third floor cabaret at 59 East 59.  The lights are subdued, the small tables covered with white table cloths.  We are allowed to take our drinks into this cramped room.  The grand piano is on a ...
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg
3.0★ ★ ★

Terms of Endearment

There is a challenge--seeing a stage adaptation of a screen adaptation with an Oscar award-winning actress based on a Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel--not to be tempted to compare.  In order not to compare, an au...
Man in Snow, La Mama Experimental Theatre, New York
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Man in Snow

At the talk back session, prolific and charming playwright/director Israel Horowitz told us how the play had been inspired by a story of a man trapped in an avalanche in Alaska.  What he created in Man in Snow...
The Clearing, 59E59 New York Photo by Carol Rosegg
3.0★ ★ ★

The Clearing

First produced at London’s Bush Theater in 1993, Helen Edmundson’s The Clearing is about Oliver Cromwell’s horrific policy of ejecting the Irish from Ireland, set in County Kildare in 1652.  In Theater 8...
Alice in Black and White at 59E59 Theater
3.0★ ★ ★

Alice in Black and White

Before there was Diane Arbus, before Vivian Maier, there was Alice Austen of Clear Comfort, Staten Island.  She had an indefatigable nature and overcame the social expectations imposed on women of her time (18...
Radiant Vermin 59E59 – Brits Off Broadway
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Radiant Vermin

As we enter the theater, we get an audial hint of what’s to come with Madonna’s Material Girl.  Playwright Ridley amusingly presses the question “What price that dream house?” The stark white stage ...
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again Soho Rep., New York
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again

We enter assaulted with deafening, thumping music, preparing us to have our ears and minds thumped with Alice Birch’s linguistic and very theatrical assault on everything that keeps a woman from being herself...