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The Reagan Years, The Workhaus Collective performing at The Playwrights Center

April 19, 2015
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The Reagan Years, The Workhaus Collective performing at The Playwrights Center

Do you, like me, remember the 1980s as a heady combination of amnestic hedonism and unapologetic avarice and acquisitiveness? If so, I bet you’ll enjoy Dominic Orlando‘s zippily paced The Reagan Years, a celebration (if that’s an appropriate word) of alcoholic rapacity, 80s-style. The opening image, of the bottle and beercan strewn Long Island...
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Pussy Valley at Mixed Blood Theatre

April 17, 2015
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Pussy Valley at Mixed Blood Theatre

Katori Hall, to her credit, does not, in Pussy Valley (Mixed Blood Theatre, though May 10) have an agenda. No authorial condescension is in evidence. As a straight forward...
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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at the Guthrie Theater

April 4, 2015
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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at the Guthrie Theater

We live in apocalyptic times: permanent droughts in Australia and California (the state from which Mr. Burns, a post-electric play playwright Anne Washburn hails). Ocean acidification, disappearing icecaps, Bangladesh...
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And The World Goes ‘Round at the Jungle Theater

April 3, 2015
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And The World Goes ‘Round at the Jungle Theater

Miss Latté Da’s exquisite production of Cabaret last year? You can atone, by betaking yourself down to the jewel box Jungle and taking in the sophisticated and entertaining revue...
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The Illusionists at the Ordway

March 25, 2015
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The Illusionists at the Ordway

David: Bringing seven of the world’s foremost modern conjurers to the same stage, the touring production of The Illusionists (at the Ordway) is impressive. Undeniably, each of these skilled showmen...
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Death Tax at Pillsbury House Theatre

March 8, 2015
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Death Tax at Pillsbury House Theatre

Death Tax, by Lucas please-buy-a-vowel Hnath (Pillsbury House Theatre, through April 4) is an entertaining play about a super-serious subject: death. Do subjects get seriouser? Bed-ridden nursing home resident...
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Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

March 7, 2015
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Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Chelsea: From the moment we walked into The Ritz Theater (345 13th Ave NE) for Theater Latté Da‘s production of the great Stephen Sondheim‘s rich and multi-layered Into The Woods, it...
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COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company presents Zoot Suit Riots at the Lab Theater

March 7, 2015
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COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company presents Zoot Suit Riots at the Lab Theater

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company has leaped into spring with an original dance musical, landing it with a new verve and finesse that’s topped this unique company’s previous shows – and...
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Huck Finn at the Childrens Theatre Company

March 6, 2015
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Huck Finn at the Childrens Theatre Company

CTC presents us with a seriously Bowdlerized version of Mark Twain‘s difficult masterwork, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Childrens Theatre Co., through April 4). Calling their version Huck Finn,...
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Hir at Mixed Blood Theatre

February 27, 2015
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Hir at Mixed Blood Theatre

“Let’s put the fun in dysfunctional!” exclaims playwright Taylor Mac and – for a while, anyhow – he succeeds. The Mixed Blood stage for Hir (at MB through Mar...
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