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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 (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Sense of an Ending’ by Ken Urban

Joshua David Robinson, Danyon Davis, 'SENSE OF AN ENDING,' 59E59th Theaters

Under duress and the threat of torture, one may do anything, admit to anything. During the 100 days of the darkness of the Rwandan genocide, one ethnic group butchered, the other died. And then there were those who managed to survive. And there were those who managed to walk the wall between the brutalizers and the brutalized. 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 (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

threesome plan off-broadway 59e59

'Threesome' begins as pure bedroom comedy, then slowly sours into muted seriousness, finally exploding into a cutting climax as secrets of sexual politics and terrible events of the recent past are revealed. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘My Perfect Mind’ with Edward Petherbridge

Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59th Theaters

The mind is mystery's plaything. The illustrious actor Edward Petherbridge has achieved the apex of his career with an engagement to act the title role of 'King Lear,' and when happens to stop him in his tracks, he cannot be counted out. 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): Simon Callow in ‘Tuesdays at Tesco’s’ by Emmanuel Darley

Simon Callow in TUESDAYS AT TESCO’S, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Simon Callow's extravagant, finely polished, emotionally and comically transcendent performance is in New York until June 7. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Lonesome Traveler’ by James O’Neil Revives the Folk Music Revival

Sylvie Davidson, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Justin Flagg and Matty Charles in LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg

A cast of talented singer-actor-musicians recreate performances by a raft of artists and groups from the folk music revival of the 1950s and early '60s. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): ‘Slow Dusk’ and ‘Markheim’ by Carlisle Floyd (the little OPERA theatre of ny)

Jeremy Milner and Scott Six in 'Markheim' (little OPERA theatre of ny). Photo by Tina Buckman

This spicy little production of two one-act operas provides a mini-survey of the the 'Susannah' composer's talents as he progressed from a gifted youngster to a mature artist with a sensibility very much his own. Read More »