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 ...
Review Harry and the Thief Robert Moss Theater
3.0★ ★ ★

Harry and the Thief

This is in many respects a very winning show, an underground sci-fi comic book brought amusingly to life, complete with a swaggery anti-hero on one last job (Shelley Fort), a mad scientist (in this case Jeremy ...
LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Roundabout Theatre Company New York
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

This titanic masterwork is so closely observed and carefully structured by O’Neill that it stands up to new meanings, depending on the strengths of the cast and the tenor of the times. It’s a quartet, but s...
Orpheus Descending, St. John’s Lutheran Church, New York
3.0★ ★ ★

Orpheus Descending

Those fascinated by Tennessee Williams should make it to this. Orpheus Descending is a beautiful mess, rarely performed and almost never with great success. But it’s brimming with the combustible elements we ...
Jonah Undermain Theatre Dallas
3.0★ ★ ★

Jonah

It’s almost worth going to Jonah just to see how Director Katherine Owens creates a world and keeps it spinning. Jenkin’s version transplants the biblical story of the reluctant prophet into a kind of jaunt...