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Thursday, January 9,2014

“Hip” and “Darkling” by Nora Woolley and Kim Katzberg

at IRT Theater

Being young is rough. Whether as a college graduate navigating the maze of adulthood for the first time, or as a teenager probing the world of drugs, sex and general delinquency, the first quarter of our lives is a period of exploration, heartbreak—and inevitable hilarity.
Friday, December 20,2013

“STRUCK” by NACL Theatre

at HERE

It’s remarkable how little is still known about the workings of the mind when one has a heart attack.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“The Pigeoning” directed and created by Robin Frohardt

Curmudgeonly Frank, played by a Bunraku-inspired puppet, doesn’t seem to produce anything while sitting in his cramped corner office.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“Chéri” conceived, directed, and choreographed by Martha Clarke

at Signature Theatre Company

Inspired by French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette’s 1920 novel, Chéri, Clarke’s interdisciplinary new work navigates through aging, love, and war.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter” by Stevie Holland & Gary William Friedman

Directed by Richard Maltby Jr.

This musical revue is York Theatre Company’s newest production, which tells the story of Linda Porter, wife of legendary composer Cole Porter. This show had two previous stagings in New York in 2009 and 2010.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE” by Madeleine George

at Playwrights Horizons

Human beings are messy. Their needs and desires are multitudinous, oftentimes reflecting little regard for those that their (in)actions affect.
Sunday, December 8,2013

“Nutcracker Rouge”

Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Austin McCormick

While midtown Manhattan celebrates Christmas with tourist-friendly spectaculars and traditional ballets, downtown theater offers its own brand of provocative, taboo-tickling holiday fare.
Thursday, December 5,2013

“Alone with Friends” by Ben Holbrook

at The Holiday House

If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition that avoids the crowds and costumed Santas, consider a trip to the Holiday House for the Fundamental Theater Project’s newly commissioned one-act.
Sunday, December 1,2013

“The Maids” by Jean Genet

at Pershing Square Signature Center

It’s a brave theater company to undertake Jean Genet’s “The Maids.” The play is arguably a modern classic, earning a read in college theater history classes and a rich reputation among lovers of the avant-garde.
Tuesday, November 26,2013

“Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love” by Mallery Avidon

at the Flea Theater

What’s it like growing up female in today’s America? If young playwrights are to be believed, confusion rather than liberation is the order of the day.
 
 
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