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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.
Tuesday, November 26,2013

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak

at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Fleet Street is no longer the only place to find a lovable murderer in the Broadway world.
Monday, November 25,2013

“Botch” by Joe Diebes in collaboration with/performed by Christina Campanella, Michael Chinworth, John Rose, and Saori Tsukada

at HERE

Botch, described as a broken-word opera, explores the relationship between humans and technology.
Thursday, November 21,2013

“Echo in Camera” written, designed and directed by Roman Paska

at La Mama

Puppetry is always the animation of a seemingly dead thing, but Roman Paska is especially gifted at making puppets feel ghost-like.
Thursday, November 21,2013

“Strawberry & Chocolate” by Senel Paz, translated by Eugene Nuñez

at 777 Theater

Cuban life in the early 1970’s is sometimes known as “the grey period.” Fidel Castro’s revolutionary government put Soviet-style limits on freedom...
Tuesday, November 19,2013

“The Commons of Pensacola” by Amanda Peet

at MTC Stage 1 at City Center

Redemption and farts. Yes, farts. Both make for a slightly unsatisfying entrée in this mildly amusing family drama. Judith (Blythe Danner) has been through the ringer.
Thursday, November 14,2013

“The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters” by Marlane Meyer

at Playwrights Horizons

The course of true love never does run smooth. Aubrey (Laura Heisler), an innocently naïve obstetrician obsessed with long forgotten Patron Saints, pines after her girlhood crush; Calvin Little (Rob Campbell).
 
 
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