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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Burning Doors’ with Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot, Belarus Free Theatre

Maria Alyokhina, Pussy Riot, Burning Doors, Belarus Free Theatre, La Mama, Nicolai Khalezin, Natalia Kaliadau

Can villainy endure against the courage to seek freedom of the soul? Or will truth and its power overcome unjust, corrupt evil? Artist-activists from Belarus challenge the tyranny in Vladimir Putin's Russia with this superb production.

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Theater Review (NYC): Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ from New Yiddish Rep

Just around the corner from where it first played, Sholem Asch's 'God of Vengeance,' challenging and controversial in so many ways since its debut in 1907, has opened at La Mama in its original Yiddish (with English supertitles). Upon its Broadway run in English in 1923, the play's cast and producers were arrested on obscenity charges. With its frank depiction of lesbianism and prostitution, it's no wonder.

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