4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Encounter

Who do we actually encounter in The Encounter? A powerful artist, some faraway people, our own assumptions.
3.0★ ★ ★

Les Liaisons Dangereuse

Valmont's reputation for savage civility precedes him. The play takes place in the 1780s, not long before the French Revolution...
The City That Cried Wolf at 59E59 Theatre, New York
3.0★ ★ ★

The City That Cried Wolf

You have to at least admire the commitment to the premise. Comedian/actor/playwright Brooks Reeves doggedly mashes up every Grimm's fairy tale line and character onto every film noir whodunnit trope, sometimes ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

10 Out Of 12

Why do we love a backstage story so much? And this is the ultimate one, if you can even call it a story. Playwright Anne Washburn brilliantly gives us pure slice-of-life naturalism, sneaking us into a tech rehe...
Orwell in America 59E59 Theaters, New York
3.0★ ★ ★

Orwell in America

My main concern with any show based around a famous figure from the past is that that is the one person we know for sure will not be in attendance. Gratefully, I did leave this show feeling I had spent an eveni...
so go the ghosts of mexico Undermain Theatre, Dallas
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

so go the ghosts of méxico, part one

That was so...cultural, deadpans the white-jacketed American after a scene of violence and otherworldly closeness with departed spirits in Mexico, as if this horrid mess in Chihuahua has no relationship to the ...
The-Truth Wyndham's Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Truth

With a portentous title like "The Truth", one might expect a searing drama in this latest outing from the author of The Father, the play for which Frank Langella just won the Best Actor Tony in New York. But Ze...
Di and Viv and Rose Theatre Row
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Di and Viv and Rose

The show is much more than just this. But it is an awful lot of fun to relive the giddy sense of possibility when college friends set up their first house off-campus. Scoring furniture, placing the posters, st...
review A Persistent Memory Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, Off-Broadway, New York
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

A Persistent Memory

The play opens in Uganda somewhere in the memory of David. He’s the scion of a great, wealthy family with its full share of personal losses and a shortage, we gather, of emotional resources to deal with them....
The Father review Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Brooklyn, New York
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

A Doll’s House / The Father

These are two separate plays--the famous early modern Scandinavian ones, by Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg respectively--to which tickets may be bought on different days. But the Theater for A New Audience ...