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First Nighter: Ike Holter's 'Exit Strategy' About Failing Public Schools Not Sufficiently Strategic

David Finkle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The picture of the astonished, speechless faculty members is accompanied by a devastating sound effect that designer Daniel Perelstein unleashes. Once and for all, the deafening blare drives Holter's critical point home. Audiences won't be chuckling then -- and for the right reasons.

First Nighter: Heidi Schreck's 'Grand Concourse, 'En Garde Arts 'Basetrack,' Alda and Bergen in 'Love Letters'

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

What Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse, at Playwrights Horizons, is really about is only revealed in the final minute. So be assured the wonderfully eye-widening revelation won't be described here.

A Conversation With Jesse Eisenberg About His New Play, Asuncion

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

Whenever I see Jesse Eisenberg act in films, it seems that he has the unique ability to inhabit his characters, making them three-dimensional and usually heartbreakingly compelling.