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themaiden

In the dark and hazy mirrored halls a woman stands teetering on a towering wooden stool – eyes blindfolded and arms shackled to the ceiling.  She is motionless, speechless; an altogether eerie presence. Beneath her in the darkness, piles of whitewashed suitcases act as a barrier between her world and some other place. She is ... Read The Full Article...

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Bardy

For the Brady Kids it’s a beautiful morning and it’s gonna be a beautiful day.  And why not?  It’s 1974, they’re movin’ and groovin’ all through the night, and The Partridge Family is getting hot under the collar as the Bradys tread on their turf — a sure sign that they’re worthy competitors.  But in ... Read The Full Article...

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deadland

No matter your age or where you are in life, chances are you can identify with sixteen year old Jasper.  Seems his world is a cacophony of tweets and gossip and shout outs and “don’t forget to”s that ring hollow from people who barely have their own lives together.   There’s so much over stimulation ... Read The Full Article...

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Full Frontal … does the phrase alone make you curious?  Are you wondering what could possibly be going on here? Two simple words which can conjure up so many things. Does “full frontal” always need to be about nudity? In the case of Eddie Antar’s new work FULL FRONTAL – A Naked Exploration of Sex ... Read The Full Article...

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Basic Help Show Photo 3 PHOTO CREDIT REBECCA BICKLEY

Strangedog Theatre’s Basic Help begins with a situation that is all too familiar to anyone who has ever spent endless minutes weaving through the labyrinth of telephone prompts in the hopes of eventually getting to speak with a live person who can actually help you. We first come upon Cynthia (Megan Greener) at this exact moment ... Read The Full Article...

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Antonia Lassar and Maria Gilhooley (Photo by: Keke Brown)

These days, say “Tina and Amy” and immediately a comedic pair pop into your head – no last names or context necessary.  No “Tina Fey from …” or “You know, they hosted the …” Yeah.  None of that.  Which, of course is exactly why all funny little girls with funny little best friends now have ... Read The Full Article...

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C_cabaret

One of the best things about the Frigid Festival as a whole is how innovative, experimental, unfiltered and uninhibited it is.  But that’s nothing compared to what happens each night, for while the last show of the evening is taking its bows, UNDER St. Marks gears up for its traditional midnight show.  For five years ... Read The Full Article...

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For Body And Light

For Body And Light is so ethereal that to try and describe it flows beyond the bounds of a normal review. It’s almost as if what is expressed cannot be caught – or recreated … or defined with enough fluency to properly convey the experience of this breathtakingly beautiful production from TRAVAIL ROUGE now playing ... Read The Full Article...

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almostagenius maria wojo frigid copy

Mental disorder is a prickly theme for a comedian, at once courting a humane sympathetic response all but extinguishing of levity, while summoning a degraded, inhumane call for ridicule – an entirely viler form of laughter. As a chosen topic it is demanding, requiring skillful handling, but there are some who seem qualified to do ... Read The Full Article...

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I Shall Forget You Presently (Amy Overman/Nicole Lee Aiossa/Cara Moretto/Jennifer Gill/Rachel Grundy) [Photo by Theresa Unfried]

She was a woman … a poet … a lover. She was found at the bottom of the stairs. She made the city – she WAS the city.  She was from the country. I’d never read her … These are some of the overlapping and recurring words of The Dysfunctional Theatre Company‘s theatrical piece I Shall ... Read The Full Article...

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Boogie

When I was around ten years old I wrote a play based on the epic, Gone With The Wind.  There were just 2 actors in my play, myself and my 8 year old friend.  We bypassed a lot of the Civil War story line – and even dismissed the romantic plot. Instead we focused on ... Read The Full Article...

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DARK WATER

In two weeks MTWorks will be producing the world premiere of David Stallings’ DARK WATER, directed by one of my favorite directors, Heather Cohn.  DARK WATER is about the ramifications of the Gulf oil spill, which began on April 20, 2010 and caused extensive damage to wildlife and marine habitats.  Although the accidental marine oil spill was eventually ... Read The Full Article...

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