Keen Company’s Lonely Planet: Games People Play in a Plague By AntonioNY Lonely Planet, the new play by Steven Dietz (Bloomsday) presented by Keen Company starts off with a lonely chair in the middle of a small map store on the oldest street in an American city. We find Jody, the owner of the map … More Lonely Planet: Games People Play in a Plague
Torch Song: Under a Broken Red Neon Sign, A Love Story. By Ross It all begins, under the broken neon red Torch Song sign, with the illusion of perfection with big dash of fabulousness, well, one that is under construction. A drag queen preparing in front of a mirror for her performance to come. Applying … More Torch Song: Under a Broken Red Neon Sign, A Love Story.
The Young King at the New Victory: Trade In Your Riches, Rulers! By CherylF The Young King is an experiential theatrical adventure for children ages 8 and up by Slingsby playing at the New Victory theatre. The production, which won the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase Victor Award (People’s Choice), aims to introduce and explore … More The Young King: Trade In Your Riches, Rulers!
The Honeymooners: Like a Comfy Ride in a 54 Buick By Ross Debuting on October 1st, 1955, “The Honeymooners“, one of the first television shows to portray a working-class married couples in a dull shabby non-idyllic kitchen over in a run-down Brooklyn apartment building, only produced 39 episodes before going off the air. The series was based … More The Honeymooners: Like a Comfy Ride in a 54 Buick
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord – Open That Door! By Ross “In the beginning”…Scott Carter, the playwright of the new play at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre with the longest title of the season, The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: … More The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord – Open That Door!
Mudbound: A Movie Review That Became Something Quite Different By Ross Mudbound is an harrowing epic piece of American filmmaking by director, Dee Rees. Beautifully shot by cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, while being very stressful to experience, the passion of all who made this powerful film is stained on to each and every frame of film, much … More Mudbound: A Movie Review That Became Something Quite Different
Measure for Measure: An Elevator Repair Service Going Down With No Music To Sooth the Ride. By Ross I’ve heard such great things about the stylistic approach to text by the well-regarded Elevator Repair Service theatrical company, so I was obviously intrigued by there adventurous take on Shakespeare’s difficult ‘problem’ play, Measure For Measure at … More Measure For Measure: An Elevator Repair Service Going Down With No Music To Sooth the Ride.
The Florida Project: A Movie Review The Antithesis of the Magic Kingdom By Ross Close by where the tale of “The Florida Project” meanders along, there is a land that is next door, but essentially far far away, the Magical Kingdom of Disney World. It is a place that sprinkles fairy dust as wide as … More The Florida Project: A Movie Review
NYTW’s Mary Jane: When Alex Was Born… By Ross When Alex was born to the titled character in Amy Herzog’s new play, Mary Jane currently playing at the New York Theatre Workshop, her life changed direction. “On hold for a minute”, is what Mary Jane, exquisitely portrayed by Carrie Coon (Broadway’s Honey in Who’s Afraid of … More NYTW’s Mary Jane: When Alex Was Born…
Una: A Movie Review A Magnificent Crash in Slow Motion By Ross When invited to a screening of the new film, Una, my first react was to say ‘no’ as I don’t think of myself as a film reviewer. I’ve written a few last year about the Oscar nominated films, and films that moved me … More Una: A Movie Review – A Crash in Slow Motion