Red Speedo

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written by Lucas Hnath
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
The New York Theatre Workshop
March 26, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5

How truly wonderful to end my Spring Break extravaganza of seven shows with the very best one of the group: Red Speedo. I did not know much going into the show except that it was written by Lucan Hnath who wrote my last πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ show, The Christians. I loved that play, and I loved this play, I am officially a fan! Continue reading Red Speedo

An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary

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written by Carl Holder
directed by Knud Adams
New Ohio Theatre
March 25, 2016
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NO πŸ’‰ out of 5. ☠ TOTAL POISON

My god almighty, what the hell did I just see? When I was a tyro to the world of theatre I was fascinated by the Off Off Off Off Broadway plays pasted together by good intentions and a dollar fifty. I loved to see the raw, exposed work of those obviously unseasoned actors working in warehouses, cafeterias, pubs and even elevators. β€œTHIS is theatre, I thought.” But truly what the hell happened at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon?!? Continue reading An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary


written by Eugene O’Neill
starring Forest Whitaker
directed by Michael Grandage
Booth Theatre
March 23, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5

Stuck in the lobby.

I often talk with my students – particularly my seniors about how much of their senior year is spent in the β€œhallway” between the world of high school/adolescence and the next, soon to be open, door of their adulthood. It sucks to spend time in the hallway, I get it. Continue reading Hughie


written by William Shakespeare
music composed by Shaun Davey
Featuring Christian Camargo
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Theatre for a New Audience
March 22, 2016
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πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5

I walked into the theatre and was immediately blown away. The theatre was set up as a 3/4 thrust. This is always one of the most exciting features of this theatre. Taking up the entire upstage wall is an ocular or large circular medallion that was backlit and seemed to glow. This ocular must have been 40’ in diameter. There was nothing else on stage – – just this big medallion. Wow! Continue reading Pericles


written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola
and directed by Adam Sandberg
Acorn Theatre
March 21, 2016
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πŸ’‰ out of 5

Gay plays scare me. I am so worried every time that I buy my tickets for a gay play I am going to see a second rate play. First off, I am a bit taken back by the very term β€œgay play.” I am thinking that by now the role of gay characters should be so assimilated into culture that there is no need for the β€œgay play.” That being said, many gay people, especially gay men love their gay theatre. Continue reading Straight