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Theater Review (NYC): ‘the dreamer examines his pillow’ by John Patrick Shanley

The Attic Theater Company's production of John Patrick Shanley's "the dreamer examines his pillow" Pictured: Dennis Parlato and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti PHOTO: Natalie Artemyeff

In its first NYC revival since its 1986 debut, the play mingles passages of naturalistic dialogue with fanciful poetic flowerings to expose depths of passion and self-doubt. And for long swaths of the 90-minute one-act, the Attic Theater Company cast carries this difficult material off with a crazed, sparkling bravado. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: Penny Pollak’s ‘No Traveler’ and John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’

Penny Pollak in 'No Traveler'

An exciting avant-garde performance piece and an interesting reinterpretation of a modern classic are both making their West Coast debuts at this year's Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Doubt’ at Stone Soup Theatre

Jaryl Draper stars as Father Flynn in Stone Soup Theatre's production of Doubt.

Jaryl Draper makes for a convincingly opaque Father Flynn, a parish priest suspected of molesting one of his altar boys. Read More »

Theatre Review (NYC): Doubt – Who’s Watching Your Class?

What do we believe in? Who do we believe? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Where’s My Money?’ by John Patrick Shanley

Elements of horror punctuate a clamorous comedy of characters desperately searching for a place where they might feel like they belong. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley at the Crown City Theatre

The play really belongs to Roberta, played by the quirky and lovely Juliet Landau, daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain (and perhaps best known as Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Read More »

DVD Review: Cher: The Film Collection

Cher may be an easy target for parody, but not all her films are so risible. Read More »