Category: Borough Play
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 27, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age Pieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The startling destruction happens during the storm that precedes the assassination of the titular general by his frenemies...
Is American Assimilation a Dream or a Nightmare?
By CAROLINE CAO
Tuesday, March 05, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 5, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright-performer Kristine Haruna Lee examines the duality of immigrant identity in Suicide Forest --- Intergenerational and cultural tensions, misogyny and trauma are the entangled themes explored in Suicide Forest, an experimental play interrogating Asianhood and assimilation. Currently running at Brooklyn's The Bushwick Starr in association...
A New Home and a New Show for a Venerable Queens Theatre Company
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, February 08, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 8, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space --- Last Labor Day weekend, as most New Yorkers basked in the last vestiges of summer, a Queens theatre company was saying goodbye to its decade-long home. The folks at Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) had known for months that their lease at the Good Shepherd United...
Come Expecting a Celebration, Not a Show
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Diana Oh's latest offering is tough to define but oh so much fun Diana Oh is throwing a bash and everyone is invited. On Friday and Saturday evenings at Brooklyn's Bushwick Starr, the genre-busting, fourth-wall-smashing performance artist hosts The Infinite Love Party, an immersive shindig with a picnic-style potluck dinner, a deejay and dancing,...
Facing the Real Monsters in 'King Kong'
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new satire wrestles with the controversial 1933 classic --- While writing The Making of King Kong, Lisa Clair almost abandoned the project. "It is too big, it is too scary," the recent graduate of Brooklyn College's playwriting program recalls thinking. She wasn't frightened of the oversize title ape; she was wary of the piece's giant themes: racism...
Still Making Provocative Theatre After Seven Decades
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, November 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-director Peter Brook brings his latest play to Brooklyn --- After more than 70 years in the theatre, writer-director Peter Brook continues to create new productions that challenge and mystify. His latest is The Prisoner, which is making its New York debut at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Co-written and co-directed by Brook's longtime...
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
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