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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Mercury Fur’ by Philip Ridley at The New Group

Pictured: Jack DiFalco, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Kendall, Sea McHale, Zane Pais in The New Group production of Philip Ridley’s “Mercury Fur,” directed by Scott Elliott. This production plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement through September 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Monique Carboni.

Dystopian visions are everywhere on stage and screen these days, but the powerful and disturbing 'Mercury Fur' stands out. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘West Side Story’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

'West Side Story' at the Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre offers a revival of a Broadway stalwart that's visually exciting and musically satisfying. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘The Singularity’ by Crystal Jackson

Laura Lundy-Paine & Michael Vega in Crystal Jackson's 'The Singularity.' ​​Photo by Bren Coombs.

In a rather dystopian future and on the verge of menopause, a woman is at a fertility clinic hoping to have her very last egg artificially inseminated. But things aren't going her way. Read More »

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 »

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-Off-Broadway): ‘Butcher Holler Here We Come’

Isaac Byrne Butcher Holler Her We Come

Lit only by the actors' headlamps, this dark poetic drama about trapped coal miners grew on me – like a clammy mold. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘I Know What Boys Want’ Explores Sex Tape Culture

I Know What Boys Want Ego Actus

A ripped-from-the-headlines story about a high school sex tape gone viral sets up a compelling premise but doesn't live up to its potential. 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: ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ by The Trip

Orpheus Eurydice The Trip Theater

This experimental treatment of the ancient myth takes in video, music, dance, and the online world as it plays with your expectations. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Pictured, L. to R.: John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien and Amanda Quaid Photo Credit: CAROL ROSEGG

A the denizens of an Irish country pub chat and gossip, then go on to spin the supernatural tales that are the meat of the drama, a vivid outside world of time and space unfolds – and a world beyond as well. Read More »