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Nōbody's Business: This Lingering Life

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Though the average American theatergoer has not seen a play from the classical Japanese theatrical style of Noh (Nō) theatre, they likely have seen playwrights influenced by that style.

Mad Women: 'The Best of Everything' at HERE Arts Center

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The Best of Everything is a well-acted piece that gives you a glimpse into the rather frightening world that women encountered only 65 years ago.

Can I Hold Your Gerbil Again?: Peggy Stafford's Motel Cherry

Bess Rowen | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

Seeing a great new piece of theatre by a female playwright that mixes quirky characters in a realistic motel environment with surreal flights into those characters' minds? Needless to say, I walked out of Motel Cherry with a gigantic smile on my face.

Closing Soon: Four Theatergoing Options This Weekend

Andy Propst | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Andy Propst

This evening of short plays from Nick Jones addresses contemporary issues with a decidedly quirky and dark wit. For instance, the title piece in this show focuses on a pair of brothers, barely teenagers, whose views of sex have been completely shaped by the porn they've seen online.

Realism, Naturalism, Whatever: Target Margin's Uncle Vanya

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

When it comes to "whatever," one has to walk the line between expressing ennui and producing it in the audience. This Uncle Vanya leans towards the later in the beginning, but once it gets into the groove it finds a better balance.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Own Lives

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

New plays with something to say are always worth going to see, and Snyder does indeed have a lot to say. I would encourage both playwright and company to keep working with this play, as it is something good that could certainly grow to be great.

Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Celebrates Boho Life With Films Like Arias With A Twist

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Through the life of pop-punk performance artist Joey Arias, Arias With A Twist chronicles a unique persona propelled into action through the catalytic energy of the Big Apple.