Category Archives: Nowhere Near Broadway

We Were Children

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Written by Maia Henkin
directed by Joshua Chase Gold
Playwright Theater Festivals in New York
Hudson Guild Theater
July 26, 2016
Production website

No ๐Ÿ’‰ rating. This is about workshopping a new play

I love to go and support new work and to support the work of alumni of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Today I was happy to attend the opening performance of We Were the Children that featured Jessie Booth. As I said above, I do not like to use my ๐Ÿ’‰ rating in that this is a BRAND new work and is really just trying to gets its legs underneath it. I simply offer some feedback from what I saw. Continue reading We Were Children

Behind the Mask

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By Annie Pulsipher
directed by John Moriarty
17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
July 18, 2016
Production website

No ๐Ÿ’‰ rating. This is about workshopping a new play

It was so fun to turn back time and return to my days at Penn State as an MFA Playwright. Every night was spent in a โ€œtheatreโ€ more correctly called โ€œstorage roomโ€ working a script over and over to see if there is was any hope to see something flourish in the five minutes to warrant exploring it to take it to ten minutes. It was never about getting it โ€œright.โ€ It was about โ€œgetting it up.” Continue reading Behind the Mask

Rhinoceros

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by Eugene Ionesco
Adapted by Derek Prouse
The Seeing Place at the Lynn Redgrave Theater
July 16, 2016
Production website

NO ๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5. โ˜  TOTAL POISON

In my 30+ years of coming to see theatre in NYC, this is one of the 10 WORST PRODUCTIONS I HAVE EVER SEEN. Now, please understand, I LOVE this play. Theatre of the Absurd is my passion, and Ionesco is the master writer! The moment that I saw that there was a production of Rhinoceros in NYC, I bought tickets. I didnโ€™t care who was doing it; I didnโ€™t care how long I was on the train! Continue reading Rhinoceros

Lucie Pohl: Aโ€pohlโ€calypse Now!

images-1Lucie Pohl: Aโ€pohlโ€calypse Now!
Written and performed by Lucie Pohl
Directed by Jessi D. Hill (although I am not sure how this works when she simply stood at a microphone and talked for 60 minutes)
59E59 Theaters
July 14, 2016
Production website

๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

I love the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been lucky enough to have attended twice and I canโ€™t wait to get back for more. It is so exciting to see theatre done in every square inch of the city! ย Theatre 5959 brings some of those events to its theatre in July as they prepare to pack their bags and head to Scotland for the festival in August. It’s is a great place to truly see the good, bad and ugly of performance art and theatre. It is all about the no-budget, no-setting, living a dream kind of theatre. Continue reading Lucie Pohl: Aโ€pohlโ€calypse Now!

The Flying Doctor by Moliere

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Written by Moliere
directed by Michael Doliner
FlexCo Theatre
July 2, 2016
Production website

๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

I am a baked potato. This is no joke. I am a baked potato. Sometimes you go to theatre just because it is there – and tonight was that night. This production of The Flying Doctor by Moliere was advertised in the smallest of print in the most hidden column of the recent Time Out magazine. It took place in the backroom of a tiny gallery in Chinatown and promised a glass of champaign. Iโ€™m in! Continue reading The Flying Doctor by Moliere