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Shakespeare Wrote Four Plays in One Year. Let's See Them All!
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, May 11, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 11, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
The 1599 Project presents the Bard's best year --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond 1599 was an incredibly fertile year for William Shakespeare. In the time it takes many people to finish a kitchen renovation, he churned out four of the greatest plays in the Western canon: Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You...
It's a Levis Commercial, But It Might Tell the Truth
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 31, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 31, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In William Burke's new play, commercials and poetry collide --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond The playwright William Burke gives off an averse-to-advertising air. His unruly beard existed long before face fuzz was trendy, and he has been known to sport Tevas unironically. (His wife, the actress Julia...
What if Your Teenage Diary Became a Musical?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, March 09, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 9, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Clare Barron puts her adolescent turmoil on stage --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond A few years ago, Clare Barron had an immediate deadline after completing her Obie-award winning play You Got Older, and in order to avoid starting from square one, she wanted to work with existing text. She was also interested...
A Virtual Vacation of Desire and Death
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 02, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 2, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Third Rail Projects ups its game with its latest immersive theatre experience --- "Next time, I'll make sure you get more sex and less death," promises Third Rail Projects' Tom Pearson after my night spent exploring The Grand Paradise. Like the theatre company's long-running, Alice in Wonderland-inspired Then She Fell, its new interactive show takes...
Humanity's Future Depends on a Bamboo Dome
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 10, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Buckminster Fuller inspires a loopy new comedy --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Director Chad Lindsey recalls cringing as he watched his fellow members of the Hook & Eye Theater rehearse a pivotal scene in their new piece, God Is A Verb, a play inspired by the life, theories, and works of the...
An Alcoholism Musical, With Darkness and Hope
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 14, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Cynthia Hopkins looks at the many sides of addiction --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond As a writer, director, musician, and performer, Cynthia Hopkins tends to work from a place of disturbance. Her 2013 piece This Clement World took on urgent matters of the climate crisis while her latest, The...
Attack of the Palindrome Monster
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, September 08, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 8, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
How a new comedy makes palindromes from more than just words --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Palindromes produce some delightful turns of phrase. "Madam, I'm Adam;" "Able was I, ere I saw Elba;" and a real kingpin: "Go hang a salami! I'm a lasagna hog." People interested in palindromes...
This Operetta is as Unusual as Real Life
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, August 12, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Aug 12, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    3 comments Share This
A new show features talking sunbeams and poetic gnats --- Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Cara Scarmack's Before You Get Too Far Afield, which runs Aug 13 – 23 at JACK in Clinton Hill, is not your everyday play about the every day. For starters it's an operetta in three parts. Time...
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