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It’s strange to realize a play that for the most part takes place in 19th century Dominican Republic, feels eerily appropriate for our times, and yet that’s precisely what happens in En el nombre de Salomé. Based on Julia Alvarez’s eponymous fictional biography of Dominican poet Salomé Ureña Henríquez, the play centers on the poet’s life as seen through her daughter Camila (an astonishing Zulema C …Read more

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The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. In this installment of thEATer, we chatted with Justin Keats, who is currently wowing audiences in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway. Check out Justin’s favorite spots below! Favorite post-show hangout? My …Read more

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In 2016’s 1st Irish Festival, Nancy Manocherian’s The Cell raised the splintering roof with Honor Molloy’s Crackskull Row, a one-act play soaked to the bone with rough and tumble memories that will not rest. Crackskull’s Moorigan family may be fractured and careless, but they are tight nonetheless as well as bare-knuckle protective. Here, playwright Honor Molloy discusses the play, its Dublin orig …Read more

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Bitter Harvest opens with the rippling wheat fields of Ukraine. Our hero, Yuri, narrates a childhood which doubles as a visual mainline of Ukrainian tradition, imagery, and cultural nostalgia. Yuri grows into a lovelorn artist played by Max Irons who is gently but consistently refused by his childhood sweetheart, Natalka (Samantha Barks, Les Misérables). There are many embroidered blouses, and the …Read more

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Director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle is an exquisite film that explores fate through the tale of a nameless man who wakes up on a deserted island accompanied only by the title reptile. Using breathtaking animation, we follow the man as he becomes familiar with his surroundings and realizes there is much more than meets the eye. The film seems inspired by timeless myths, and has a peace t …Read more

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Whenever you hear people talking about classic Hollywood stars, the name Jennifer Jones isn’t mentioned as often as Bette, Clark, Katharine and Bogie. Despite winning the Best Actress Oscar for her breakthrough role in The Song of Bernadette, and being nominated four other times, Jones’ legacy seems to have been undermined by her personal life, especially her relationship with husband/protector Da …Read more

 
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The biggest slog in any Theater History course has got to be Everyman, a fifteenth-century morality play of obscure authorship whose importance rests entirely on its surviving in parchment form up to the modern age while its contemporaries faded to dust. But I’ll spare you the history lesson, for at …Read more

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Thank goodness for nonprofit theatre company Girl Be Heard for prominently featuring difficult but important topics in their shows. Their brand of devised theatre is an antidote to society’s complete ignorance of the kinds of issues that negatively affect young girls and women. Inherently educationa …Read more

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“One hour in the company of a 12-year-old these days makes you realize just how little you know about the world you live in.” While any parent of a pre-teen would surely be quick to agree with this statement, no one knows the sentiment better than the central characters of The Mother of Invention, t …Read more

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THEATER

Those that cannot get tickets to the critical and commercial hit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 can now travel to an appropriately run-down church to watch a grittier and dirtier display of composer Dave Malloy’s talents. The music in Beardo is an unabashed and eclectic mix of styles an …Read more