USAOnstage NYC: Tú Amarás (You Shall Love)

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Review by Edward Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle; photo by Matthew Murphy  After performing around the world Bonobo, the internationally acclaimed Chilean experimental theater company finally made its way to New York City’s Baryshnikov Arts Center, with Tú Amarás (You Shall Love), a socio-political offering […]

USAOnStage NYC—"My Name Is Lucy Barton": Lost in Translation

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Review by Edward Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle; photo by Matthew Murphy  My Name Is Lucy Barton, written by Elizabeth Stout and published to a chorus of Hosannas in 2016, is now a one-woman, 2-character play, running through Saturday, February 29 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s […]

USAOnstage NYC: Money, Matrimony & Madness in "London Assurance"

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Review by Edward Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle; photos by Carol Rosegg  First things first. Before I delve into the Irish Repertory Theater’s marvelous production of London Assurance by Dublin-born playwright Dion Boucicault (1820-1890) – extended now through Sunday, February 9 – I must say that the […]

USAOnstage FL: Secret Comedy of Women — Light on Secrecy and Comedy

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By Beverly Friend, PHD, Member American Theater Critics Association. When departing the theater, the audience has the opportunity to purchase small white, cotton angels made from tampons! These—complete with wings and the requisite string perfect for hanging on Christmas trees—are on sale in the lobby of the Mizner Square Cultural Center. While the cost is […]

USAOnstage NYC: Heroes of The Fourth Turning, A Conservative Christian Fugue

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Review by Ed Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle; photos by Joan Marcus  Will Arbery’s latest play, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, having been extended two times by popular demand, is now running Off-Broadway through Sunday, November 17 at Playwrights Horizons.      With more religious, personal, and […]

USAOnstage NYC: “The Sound Inside” features two powerful performances

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Review by Karen Topham, ChicagoOnstage, member American Theatre Critics Association. As a psychological thriller centering on the appreciation of writing and literature, Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside is meant to appeal to certain kinds of people.  I proudly count myself among them; I found the pure intellectual pleasure derived from watching this two-hander about a […]