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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘A Brief History of Women’ by Alan Ayckbourn

From left, Frances Marshall, Antony Eden and Louise Shuttleworth in A Brief History of Women. Image © Tony Bartholomew

Nearly six decades into his career, Ayckbourn maintains his sure touch on both the page and the stage, while his depictions of the long view of life continue to deepen. Brilliantly written and beautiful acted, his new time-shifting masterpiece engages both heart and mind.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Good for Otto’ by David Rabe, with Ed Harris, F. Murray Abraham

Ed Harris, The New Group, Good for Otto, Scott Elliott

In this long but engrossing play set in a mental health clinic, Rabe outlines each character's distinctive battleground, where counselors defend and encourage them against their tendencies to self-harm.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Good for Otto’ by David Rabe

The play buffets us from patient to patient, crisis to crisis, and dream sequence to real-life therapy. Artifice this skillful glows with a heightened authenticity. The glittering cast including Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rhea Perlman, Mark Linn-Baker, and F. Murray Abraham.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Regular Little Houdini’ by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, 59E59 Theaters, A Regular Little Houdini

This impactful one-man show presents a fascinating tale about the great magician and escape artist and the romanticism found deep in the hearts of the people of South Wales. It sensitizes us to the history and lives of the individuals of that time.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Downtown Race Riot’ with Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny and David Levi in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s “Downtown Race Riot,” directed by Scott Elliott. This Off-Broadway production by The New Group plays a limited engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center, Nov 14 – Dec 23. For more, visit www.thenewgroup.org. Photo credit: Monique Carboni

Fashions may have changed and drugs become even more deadly since the 1970s milieu of 'Downtown Race Riot.' But with all its humor, the play bears a troubling message: Friendship and family, potent forces though they are, can't solve the conundrum of tribalism.

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