Category: Off-Broadway
What Do We Make of Her Murderous Story?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment 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...
His Idol Fell, and He's Telling the Tale
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, February 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ed Dixon faces the terrible legacy of a real-life friend --- How do you create a show about one of the wittiest and most beloved character actors in Broadway history –about a friend and inspiration – who also had a terrible secret life that ended in a lurid killing? That was the challenge actor-writer Ed Dixon faced when he wrote about...
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