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Gertrude—The Cry by Howard Barker

Review By Sydney Arndt British playwright Howard Barker re-interprets the motivations of one of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters, Gertrude from “Hamlet.” It has been debated over the

“Drop Dead Perfect” by Erasmus Fenn

Everett Quinton received strong reviews this spring for his direction of “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a zany comedy that he originally starred in opposite its author, Ridiculous Theatre Company founder Charles Ludlam.

The Pianist of Willesdon Lane adapted and directed by Hershey Felder

Mona Golabek has a story to tell. It is the story of her mother, Lisa Jurek, and her unwavering pursuit as a young pianist to make her concert debut at the illustrious Musikverein concert hall.

“The Lion” Written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer

Review by Sarah Lucie In musicals, it’s most common for a character to break into song when they can no longer express themselves through words alone, and so songs are moments of intense emotions an

“When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem

Review by Iris Greenberger The women’s movement still has a long way to go, although it has brought about sweeping legislative reforms since 1972, when Agnes (Cherry Jones) was running a small bed a

In the Green Room
with John Rowell

One of the highlights of the just-ended theater season in New York was the delightful musical comedy/murder mystery Murder For Two, which opened last summer at the McGinn/Cazale Theater uptown and moved to New World Stages last fall, where it has played to enthusiastic houses ever since (and where it continues through June 29.)

“Wet Glitter”
Play and Lyrics by Lucile Baker Scott
Music by Julia Weldon

Paradox Valley, Colorado, isn’t the ideal vacation spot. For one, it houses an abandoned uranium mine that the government has labeled radioactive.

“The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare

Oh, irony. Leave it to Shakespeare to open one of his most well-known comedies with the line: “In sooth, I know not why I am so sad.”

“Our New Girl” by Nancy Harris

Something isn’t right with the Robinson family. Fresh-faced nanny Annie (Lisa Joyce) can sense something amiss as soon as she arrives.

“A Serious Banquet” directed by Erin B. Mee with text by Jessie Bear

It’s 1908, and Picasso is throwing a dinner party for fellow painter, Henri Rousseau, at his studio in Le Bateau-Lavoir in Bohemian Paris.