Posts Tagged ‘playwrights horizons’

A Whale of a Tale: Samuel D. Hunter’s Play Offers Plenty of Food for Thought

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

thewhale-joanmarcus What is it with writers and whales? Ever since Herman Melville’s magnum opus, Moby-Dick, was published 160 years ago, cetaceans have provided an interesting allegory for man’s quest to defeat others and understand himself in literary forms. Just last year, Melvillean influence permeated Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, arguably the best novel of the year. [&hellip
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The Big Deal

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Dan LeFranc has constructed the play of a lifetime By Doug Strassler “Auntie Mame” would fit right in with the family depicted in playwright Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal. Her “life is a banquet” sensibility echoes throughout the show, running at Playwrights Horizons after a decorated turn in Chicago last year, in which events unfold [&hellip
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Worst Theater of 2011

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

This past year has seen some memorable moments on stage (Playwrights Horizons’ offerings; Nina Arianda on Broadway—twice!), but they all pale in comparison to the amount of wrongheaded dreck that theatergoers had inflicted upon them. As everyone gazes with holiday-glazed eyes at glasses half full, let’s look at the other half of that glass, containing [&hellip
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