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Archives for: January 2016

'Sojourners' - Nigerian Immigrants Face Life in 1970s America

Chinasa Ogbuagu and Hubert Point-Du Jour in Sojourners (©Chasi Annexy) A potentially moving play lies underneath the surface of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, which opened at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater last night in a Playwrights Realm production. U… more »

'Wide Awake Hearts' - A Pirandellian Look at

Tony Naumovski, Ben Cole, and Clea Alsip in Wide Awake Hearts (©Carol Rosegg) Theatergoers enter a multimedia Pirandellian universe in Brendan Gall's Wide Awake Hearts, which opened last night at 59E59 Theaters. Gall's conceit for the piece centers… more »

'Our Mother's Brief Affair' - A Trio of Memory Plays Intertwine

Kate Arrington, Greg Keller, Linda Lavin, and John Procaccino in Our Mother's Brief Affair (©Joan Marcus) Richard Greenberg offers up a trio of intertwined memory plays in Our Mother's Brief Affair, which opened last night at Manhattan Theatre Club'… more »

'Skeleton Crew' - Timeless and Moving Human Drama

Jason Dirden, Lynda Gravatt, and Nikiya Mathis in Skeleton Crew (©Ahron Foster) A timeless and moving human drama unfolds in Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, which opened last night at Atlantic Stage 2 in Chelsea. Set in 2008, Crew centers on f… more »

'Mother Courage' - A Brave Actress

Bravery abounds in Brian Kulick’s new staging of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage in Her Children thanks to Kecia Lewis, who took on the herculean title role after the much-publicized departure of Tonya Pinkins. It’s a part that many liken to a King Le… more »