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Items Tagged SubTopic: Plays

The most striking thing about Her Opponent is it is a show without characters, acting, or writing. It is also not a show. What it is, is a mirror. And an ingenious one at that. Her Opponent is an exact replica of four segments of each of the three pr …Read more

Significant Other might have been the most refreshing show of the Broadway season, if the season was 1989. If it had opened one year after Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, to which it clearly owes so much, Joshua Harmon’s play might have pro …Read more

Larry Kirwan’s play Rebel in the Soul tells the story of Dr. Noël Browne, a young doctor elected to the Irish Parliament in 1948. Born into poverty, Browne had a rough childhood: his father died of tuberculosis when he was very young, forcing Browne’ …Read more

Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal, currently playing at Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre, was inspired by his seven-year affair with the English journalist and “thinking man’s crumpet” Joan Bakewell. It is a potent cocktail of extra-marital affairs and …Read more

In our modern society, what does marriage add to a relationship? Nothing, argues the titular character of Primary Stages’ new play Daniel’s Husband, that can’t be got by filling out the right paperwork. Nothing, the play argues back, except for perha …Read more

Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvantaged start – though she finishes her education alongside wealthy …Read more

The Transport Group’s artistic director Jack Cummings III is revitalizing William Inge classics Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba by having them performed in rep with an ensemble featuring beloved pros like Emily Skinner, Heather MacRae and John Car …Read more

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