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The New Sincerity at Bay Street Theater: The Revolution Will Not Be Sold

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Alena Smith's smart play, The New Sincerity, in its world premiere at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, is perhaps the first drama to deal with the idealism of the Occupy Movement.

First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

David Finkle | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Which condition came first is, like the chicken or egg, unclear.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's Black Tie Diverts as it Disappoints

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Remove the "r," "n" and "y" from playwright A. R. Gurney's name and what's left is "argue"--perhaps a reviewer's excessively roundabout way to assert ...