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First Nighter: Robert O'Hara's 'Barbecue' Sizzles a Bit, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" is Catnip for Actors

David Finkle | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The first act of Robert (Bootycandy) O'Hara's Barbecue consists of four scenes, two each in alternation, depicting a lower-class white family and a lower-class black family on what looks like a picnic in a shady Middle America forest preserve.

James Gandolfini Evoked in Comedy of Errors at the Delacorte

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Central Park offers a natural bucolic setting for Shakespeare's lighter fare, but with this year's Comedy of Errors, its lush greens frame an urban stage for Ephesus, a fictive town in upstate New York that harbors mob types among its citizenry.

David Lindsay-Abaire's Independent Spirit: Good People:

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

David Lindsay-Adaire mines his hometown frontier well, neatly marking the fault line between white and blue collar.