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Sarah V. Schweig


A newly fatherless Electra (Sierra Marcks) stands spotlit and centerstage, dressed to the nines in punk-grunge garb, asking Zeus for help: “Are you there, Zeus?” she says, “It’s me, Electra.”  Thus this tragicomedic version of the Greek story of Electra, set in the mid-90’s era of Carmen Electra, written and directed by Aliza Shane, begins. ... Read The Full Article...


11 Seconds of Ecstasy

Art is hard.  If an artist wants to articulate something about boredom, he or she cannot simply write and produce a deliberately boring play.  Audience members could instead go sit in a Starbucks for an hour and save twenty bucks.  Similarly, if an artist wants to articulate something about the absurd, he or she cannot ... Read The Full Article...


The Green Knight

“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is a quirky Arthurian romance penned in alliterative Middle English in the 14th-century by the anonymous Pearl Poet.  Because it is one of my favorite stories, of all the Planet Connections productions I was slated to see, my hopes were highest for this adaptation of the legend, The Green ... Read The Full Article...



“The Manhattan Project” was the code name for the research and development of the atomic bomb between 1942 and 1946.  The project’s early manifestations did occur in Manhattan, but the project would later expand to about 30 different locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. and employ over 130,000 people. One could assert that ... Read The Full Article...



Who would you bring to Othello? Someone you love? Someone you once loved? Summer. Not exactly the time of year a New Yorker wants to venture into Hell’s Kitchen on a Friday night. Tourists. Bad smells. Bad-smelling tourists. Every out-of-towner at this time of year wants to get drunk, screw one another, and go to ... Read The Full Article...



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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. T.S. Eliot The very idea of Three Sisters Come and Go was risky to begin with.  A collaborative effort between the actors — Liza Cassidy, Claire Helene and Jackie Lowe ... Read The Full Article...

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I’m not big on the real world.  But The Real World–well, that’s a different story.  I don’t have cable.  I don’t even have a TV.  It is therefore impossible to use innocent channel-surfing as an excuse to pause on a program of eight strangers living in a mansion having their lives taped.  No.  The steps ... Read The Full Article...


Easily Museumed

by Sarah V. Schweig on March 13, 2010


…then wilt thou not be loth To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far. -John Milton One day, a few years back, wandering confused and aimless as I often did when I first moved to New York, I found Paradise. It was another month or so, though, before I realized ... Read The Full Article...


Condemned To Skate Free

by Sarah V. Schweig on February 25, 2010


Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. —Jean-Paul Sartre I. “Let’s build a stadium,” someone said. “Let’s fill the bottom of the stadium with ice,” said another.  “And let’s fill the stands with people.”  Everyone nodded. “We could affix metal blades to a ... Read The Full Article...