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Tuesday, January 14,2014

Niwa Gekidan Penino’s “The Room Nobody Knows” written and directed by Kuro Tanino

at Japan Society

Dream sequences are by now a widely-used plot device, ranging from the inspired to the hackneyed. More rare is a work of art based entirely in the logic of the subconscious.
Tuesday, January 14,2014

“Brand New Ancients” by Kate Tempest

at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Born and bred in South East London, where she still resides, Tempest began her award-winning career as a rapper before expanding to poetry and playwriting in only the past couple of years.
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.
 
 
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