Category: Off-Broadway
Seeing the Rwandan Genocide Through an Outsider's Eyes
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, March 20, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 20, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new solo show grapples with a bloody period in Africa's history --- Back in 2011 while attending a theatre festival in Rwanda, performer and playwright Sean Christopher Lewis spotted a man in a pink jumpsuit walking through a village market. Intrigued, Lewis asked his local companions about the unusual sartorial choice and was shocked by their answer:...
How Did This Piece of Art Become a Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 15, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the 25-year journey of Patrick Dunning's The Signature Project --- The Signature Project, currently running at the Sheen Center, was never meant to be onstage. The brainchild of Dublin-born, Oregon-based visual artist Patrick Dunning, it started back in 1990 as an ambitious 76 foot by 36 foot mural that would use the signatures of 1 million...
Why All Student Activists Should See This Show
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
There's much to be learned from the South African protest docudrama The Fall --- "Nothing about us without us!" That slogan served as a rallying cry for the University of Cape Town (UCT) students who, in the spring of 2015, demanded a statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes be removed from campus. Their story is recounted in The Fall,...
How the Late Sam Shepard Helped Direct This New Play
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, March 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Daniel Aukin on staging Joshua Harmon's Admissions --- In Joshua Harmon's Admissions, set at a tony New England prep school, über-competitive senior Charlie (played by Ben Edelman) goes on a long rant. If you've seen any of Harmon's previous plays such as Bad Jews or Significant Other, this won't come as a surprise. The playwright has a penchant...
How Do You Get Into the Mind of a Mentally Ill Man?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Thursday, March 08, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 8, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy plays a deluded patient in Good for Otto --- For the first half of David Rabe's new drama Good for Otto, set in a rural mental health clinic, Maulik Pancholy sits silently on the side of the stage, barely noticeable as his costars command the spotlight. But that all changes in Act II when his character, Alex, enters the...
Finding New Stories in Old Stuff
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 7, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Folk Wandering investigates the myth of the American Dream --- Walking into Pipeline Theatre Company's new musical Folk Wandering is akin to stepping into a stranger's attic. Unruly piles of ramshackle furniture, battered suitcases, and assorted knickknacks are everywhere -- not just onstage but spilling over into the house of the A.R.T./New York...
How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, March 01, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 1, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens --- It's fitting that Martyna Majok's new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores the challenges of being an immigrant in this country, and next Monday is the deadline President Trump set for Congress to address...
What Can We Learn from This Diva?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Daniel Alexander Jones channels soulful soothsayer Jomama Jones in the new musical Black Light --- "What if I told you…I've seen the future? What if I told you…I'm from the future?" intones Jomama Jones, the theatrical alter ego of writer-performer Daniel Alexander Jones, in the opening moments of Black Light at Joe's Pub. However, much...
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