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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Pondling’ by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, PONDLING, Gúna Nua Theatre Company and Ramblinman, Origin Theatre Co's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, 59E59 Theaters

When the lines blur between reality and a fantastical world created to stave off isolation and rejection, there is only one way out. But sometimes, one doesn't have to break down and let one realm or the other dominate. Sometimes there is a way out that makes much more sense. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘DESIRE,’ Six Plays Adapted from Tennessee Williams

Liv Rooth, Derek Smith, David Grimm, Oriflamme, DESIRE, The Acting Company, 59E59 Theaters, 5A Season

Tennessee Williams's short stories are intriguing, cryptic, revelatory, and shocking in their adaptations by exceptional modern playwrights in six one-act plays. The plays embody the tides of desire and the unconscious impulses that flood our lives when least expected. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Summer Shorts’

Tanis Parenteau, W. Tre Davis, 'GLENBURN 12 WP, Vickie Ramirez, Summer Shorts 2015, 59E59th Theaters

From beginning to end the Summer Shorts Program Series A is awesome on many levels. The last play will resonates with drama and power. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

Quinn Franzen, Alia Attallah, Karan Oberoi, 'THREESOME,' 59E59th Theaters

When Leila and Rashid invite Doug over to be part of an intimate 'Threesome,' Doug is excited and feels he must accept to overcome a hurdle. But things are not what they seem for all three individuals. By the time their evening is over, the unexpected has happened and they will never be the same again. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘In My Father’s Words’ by Justin Young

Angus Peter Campbell, Garry Collins, IN MY FATHER'S WORDS, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Lou is called to the police station to pick up his father who was wandering and lost. It is the first time he's seen him in 15 years for they are estranged. Unable to get Don placed in a nursing home, he is forced to take what appears to be an unqualified caretaker to care for Don while Lou is working. Turns out he couldn't have chosen better for she knows Gaelic and recognizes when his father is saying long lost words he had forgotten. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Tuesdays at Tesco’s’ by Emmanuel Darley with Simon Callow in a Bravura Performance

Simon Callow, TUESDAYS AT TESCO'S, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Every Tuesday since her mom died, Pauline goes to her father Andy's house to cook, clean and do the wash. It's because of who Pauline insists she is that antagonizes Andy. You see, he never had a daughter and he doesn't want one now. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Lift’ by Walter Mosley

The Life by Walter Mosley

It is a nightmare scenario to be stuck on an elevator with the terrifying prospect that one will plunge to one's death if the elevator cable snaps. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blink’ by Phil Porter

L to R: Thomas Pickles and Lizzy Watts in Phil Porter's 'Blink,' part of Brits Off Broadway, at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A unique, wacky love reveals an essence that defies description. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Time of My Life’ by Alan Ayckbourn

L to R: Rachel Caffrey and James Powell in Alan Ayckbourn's Time of My Life, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Andrew Higgins.

The Stratton family meets at their favorite restaurant to celebrate mom Laura's birthday party. Little do they expect that after the celebration their lives will be very different. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Farcicals’ by Alan Ayckbourn

L to R: Sarah Stanley, Kim Wall, Bill Champion, Elizabeth Boag in Farcicals. Photo by Andrew Higgins.

Infidelity, food fights, cat fights, neighborly barbecues and brawls punctuate this comical world premiere. Read More »