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First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

The Art of Casual Brutality

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Today, as we binge-watch series on DVD or compulsively stream shows on Netflix, our hunger for content seems only to grow the more we feed it. Which makes the decision to simultaneously showcase five works by a young playwright named Lucy Thurber an idea whose time has come.