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Before Their Tragedy, They Were Glorious
By JEFF POTTER
Thursday, March 23, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 23, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new show remembers the fire at the UpStairs Lounge --- Stepping across the threshold of the Lynn Redgrave Theater, audience members attending The View UpStairs find themselves in an immersive set recreating the The UpStairs Lounge circa 1973, an under-the-radar gay bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. With a white grand piano standing center, the...
What Do We Make of Her Murderous Story?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play upends a classic work of art --- Entering the set of Betty Shamieh's play The Strangest is like being transported to another place and time. The play, which is now at Fourth Street Theatre in a production from Semitic Root, unfolds in a room encased in red velvet curtains. Golden lamps hang from the ceiling. The floor is lined with colorful...
He Hopes His Play Becomes Obsolete
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, March 16, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 16, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Inside a nuanced comedy about gun control --- Jason Odell Williams first had the idea for a play that tackled gun control in 2007, in the wake of the shooting at Virginia Tech. It was an idea he revisited in 2011, when Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a supermarket in Arizona. The shooting at...
In This Play, a Single Word Can Shift Everything
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, March 14, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 14, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Jeff Talbott experiments with language in his new drama --- Despite the main character's titular occupation being a thing of the past, a haunting sense of timelessness looms over Jeff Talbott's moving play The Gravedigger's Lullaby. The work's world premiere -- presented by TACT at Theatre Row -- tells the story of Baylen (Ted Koch), a hardworking...
Can They Hear You Gossip In Space?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The everyday folks in Ethan Lipton's sci-fi show --- How would your pets feel if you pulled up stakes and moved them to a new town? How would they feel if you moved them to a new planet? If Ethan Lipton is right, then their reactions would be pretty much the same in both cases. That's one of the conceits of his new show, The Outer Space: No matter...
Why This Solo Show Involves Everyone
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 08, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 8, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In On the Exhale, a striking point of view changes how audiences relate to the character --- When an unnamed college professor (played by Marin Ireland) admits her fear of being shot by an unhinged student in On the Exhale, it feels both confessional and conspiratorial. She's revealing a poignant secret and showing us her dark side. Yet at the same...
WATCH: What are Previews?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 02, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 2, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Previews," which we made with our friends at The Assembly. Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
Wrestling With the Legacy of a Real-Life Attorney
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, March 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Mar 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A new play takes on William Kunstler --- Playwright Jeffrey Sweet was inspired by a shock of hair and a lanky swagger. "It started off as a fairly pedestrian impulse," Sweet says of his play Kunstler, about the activist attorney William Kunstler. "As I was watching the documentary Disturbing the Universe by Kunstler's daughters Sarah and Emily, I...
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