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First Nighter: Anna Ziegler's 'Boy' Is a Smart, Fresh Transgender-Play Twist

David Finkle | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The current trend towards transgender plays gets a heart-jolting spin by way of Anna Ziegler's Boy, another of her Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan-backed plays and now under Keen Company auspices at the Clurman.

Theater: Disgraced Tries to Provoke But Only Puzzles

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

t's when the playwright tries to push our buttons too readily that the show goes off the rails. It's easy to disguise a person's prejudice with social niceties and then reveal with coded words and increasingly brutal language the prejudice that simmers underneath.