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Sunday, March 2,2014

“Branched: A Comedy of Consequences” by Erin Mallon

at HERE Arts Center

What would it be like if you could give birth one night and get back to your everyday life the next day, looking and feeling as good as new?
Wednesday, February 26,2014

“The Taming of the Shrew”
by Shakespeare

Presented by The Tempest Ladies

This all-female ensemble devises fresh perspectives of classic Shakespearean plays, proposes an alternative interpretation to the “taming” of the shrewish Kate, by her suitor, Petruchio.
Tuesday, February 25,2014

“Dinner With Friends” by Donald Margulies

Roundabout at Laura Pels Theatre

Marriage—and its dissolution—not only changes the relationship between the spouses involved, but also affects their friendships with the people closest to them.
Wednesday, February 19,2014

“My Mother Has 4 Noses” by Jonatha Brooke

At The Duke on 42nd Street

The mother-daughter dynamic is a device often used to maximum drama, so it is refreshing to see a personal take on it that is heartfelt yet lighthearted.
Wednesday, February 19,2014

“Transport” by Thomas Keneally, music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan

at Irish Repertory Theater

In the mid-nineteenth century, several thousand poor women were transported by ship from Ireland to procreate with the men in the British penal colonies of Australia.
Wednesday, February 12,2014

“I Call My Brothers” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Wilson-Broyles

Is Amor, played by Damon Owlia, growing paranoid? Or is there some validity to his growing suspicion that, as an Arab-American in post 9-11 New York, he is always being watched?
Wednesday, February 12,2014

“Pool Play”
by Jessie Bear

with contributions from Charles Mee and Jeanine T. Abraham

Immersive theater is all the rage these days—compare anything to Sleep No More and you’re guaranteed a sold-out show.
Tuesday, February 11,2014

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

at Abrons Arts Center

If music be the food of love, there’s an abundance of it happening on Grand Street. In an evening filled to the brim with drunken debauchery, a roaming Balkan music ensemble and a little bit of drag...
Thursday, February 6,2014

“Beertown” devised by dog & pony dc

Directed by Rachel Grossman

It’s fitting that such a uniquely brilliant blend of theater and democracy would have started in the nation’s capital.
Thursday, January 30,2014

“A Man’s A Man”
by Bertolt Brecht

at Classic Stage Company

There are two kinds of theater folk out there. Those that do Brecht, and those who don’t. Known for his gloomy depictions of society, his plays are often easier to process with plenty of comic relief, and music.