Category Archives: Plays

Michael Urie stars in Buyer & Cellar

Michael Urie stars in Buyer & Cellar

Michael Urie, best known for his role on “Ugly Betty”  has tackled a new comedy by Jonathan Tolins and has hit it out of the ballpark.  BUYER & CELLAR tells the tale of a young actor living in Los Angeles who goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement that in reality, is a mini mall.… Continue Reading

Much Ado About Nothing at The Public Theater

Much Ado About Nothing at The Public Theater

The Public Theater has a branch called “The Mobile Shakespeare Unit” which is designed to give access to everyone included those in our society who are less privileged.  The cast travels to parks, homeless shelters and prisons to put on their production which this season, is MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; a play about two pairs… Continue Reading

Small Engine Repair at MCC

Small Engine Repair at MCC

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR is the story of Frank, who coaxes his high school pals Swaino and Packie to meet at his small repair shop under false pretenses.  After conversations about Frank’s daughter, exes, past issues, dirty humor and social media; preppy college jock, Chad shows up and adds even more fuel to the fire.  This engaging… Continue Reading

The Orphan Circus at La MaMa

The Orphan Circus at La MaMa

La MaMa is presenting a puppet series which kicks off with THE ORPHAN CIRCUS by the Les Sages Fous group from Quebec.  The show is built around two performers who play junk peddlers and introduce us to puppets who are born strange.  Everything is accompanied by music created by composer Christian Laflamme.  During the show… Continue Reading

Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep

Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep

When I was in high school, my family traveled to Versailles and stayed at the Trianon Palace.  It is an absolutely gorgeous place.  From the windows in our room we could see sheep grazing in the pasture and when we went outside we rented bikes and toured around the country side.  I’ve been back a… Continue Reading

Falmouth reading

Falmouth reading

Rocco Natale has written a two-person, new American play, called FALMOUTH.  It tells the story of two brothers, Doug and Malky, who return to their childhood home on Cape Cod to bury the ashes of their uncle.  Dark secrets, deep hurt and haunting memories collide in this 75-minute piece. Claybourne Elder who played Malky has… Continue Reading

Honky at Urban Stages

Honky at Urban Stages

HONKY, a play by Greg Kalleres intersects multiple people around the issue of racism.  As AVENUE Q says “everyone’s a little bit racist.”  The show opens at a shoe manufacturing company where we learn that a kid has been killed over sneakers.  To attempt to explain the dynamics in the show would take days.  There… Continue Reading

Play/Date at Penny Farthing

Play/Date at Penny Farthing

PLAY/DATE was a young adult mixer in the quaint lower level of the restaurant/bar, Penny Farthing.  There were twelve vignettes written by twelve playwrights, which were then split into four “courses”.  There were three stations where you could watch the shows but you had to choose which to see.  In other words, you could attend… Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Titan Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Titan Theatre Company

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is a middle school english class must-read.  It is a play where we find four young lovers, a Fairy King and Queen and other silly characters who go for a romp in the forest.  Director Lenny Banovez of the Titan Theatre Company has chosen to take a classic piece of… Continue Reading