A Long, Hard "Road"

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art Plays lit by candlelight are reliably murderous on one’s consciousness—but never more so than in the Broadway revival of Athol Fugard’s intimate three-hander The Road to Mecca. Stranding both Fugard’s story and actors Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and Jim Dale on a giant stage to chatter away for two-and-a-half hours with a marked lack of dramatic [&hellip
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The Ties That Strangle

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

family Family is a funny thing—especially in Joel Drake Johnson’s The Fall to Earth at 59E59 Theaters. Estranged mother and daughter Fay (Deborah Hedwall) and Rachel (Jolie Curtsinger) fractiously reunite to complete a gruesome task: identify and bring home the body of Kenny, their son and brother. Things immediately get off to a rocky start when Fay and [&hellip
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Someone's In the Kitchen With Andy

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gobs Sometimes I love my job. It’s my great pleasure to direct you to Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good), the first must-see of an unusually busy 2012. A mesmerizing, intellectually rigorous, laugh-out-loud funny recreation of Andy Warhol films (including Kitchen), Gob Squad’s Kitchen is smart about a lot of things, but most importantly about the pitfalls [&hellip
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Dim Wit

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

nixon For the moment, let’s ignore the fact that Wit, Margaret Edson’s cerebral, Pulitzer Prize-winning cancer play, is not in need of a major revival the likes of which it has been given by Manhattan Theatre Club. Between the legendary Off-Broadway run starring Kathleen Chalfant and the 2001 TV film starring Emma Thompson, the story of exacting [&hellip
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Neque vero Alexandreae fuit quisquam aut

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[events1] Rhodiis navibus praeerat Euphranor, animi magnitudine ac virtute magis cum nostris hominibus quam cum Graecis comparandus. Hic ob notissimam scientiam atque animi magnitudinem delectus est ab Rhodiis qui imperium classis obtineret. Qui ubi +Caesaris+ animum advertit, ‘Videris, mihi,’ inquit, ‘Caesar, vereri, si haec vada primis navibus intraris, ne prius dimicare cogaris quam reliquam classem [&hellip
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