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Smokefall at the Lucille Lortel Theater: What's Going on in that Womb?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Forget Cats. So much has spun off T. S. Eliot's poetry, the Wasteland and Four Quartets scribe would be especially laughing from the grave with Noah H...

Aisle View: Prime Acting From Lois Smith

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

f you put three computer monitors on a dining room table talking to each other, how will you know when the play is over unless someone comes along to shut them down? That's one of the questions raised by Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime, at Playwrights Horizons.

The Nether's Shades of Gray at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If art has the freedom to display human foibles in the extreme, the "ick" factor of Jennifer Haley's play The Nether, the MCC production that opened t...

Aisle View: The Other Place and a Modern/Classic Bloodbath

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The nether realm, as constructed in Jennifer Haley's eighty-minute drama The Nether at MCC, is a demon world of evil and imagination.

Aisle View: The Doddering Old Lady and the Kama Sutra

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is one of those "is the old lady losing her marbles?" plays, in which the doddering, aching, creaking, 79-year-old heroine drifts from witty perceptiveness to the borders of senility and back at the snap of the playwright's whim, all the while wondering "who is going to take care of my tree?"

Forget Paris, Go to the Derby: Simpatico Wins It Going Away, Belleville Off-Track

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

You can mistake ordinary politeness for friendship. You can be homesick with no way to get home. Herzog has perfect pitch for the speech of privileged Americans; I look forward to hearing it deployed in a play that's about something.

12 Female Directors Reshaping Theater

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...

First Nighter: Lisa d'Amour's Motor City Tragi-Comedy Detroit Needs Bodywork

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

D'Amour's intentions might be accepted, and even applauded, if she supported her characters with three-dimensional grounding. But here's where she allows herself to believe that presenting a gloomy prediction of national spoilage is all she needs to do. (Or is she just being lazy?)