Office Hour: Testing the Limits of Empathy for the Student That’s Trouble(d).

Office Hour: Testing the Limits of Empathy for the Student That’s Trouble(d). By Ross From the writer of last season’s Aubergine, a play that was so lovingly produced at Playwrights Horizons, Julia Cho has crafted a very different but possibly far more powerful and disturbing tale.  It is one that I couldn’t imagine coming from that … More Office Hour: Testing the Limits of Empathy for the Student That’s Trouble(d).

Antonio says: After the Blast, Helping a Robot to Help Ourselves.

After the Blast: Helping a Robot to Help Ourselves. By AntonioNY for frontmezzjunkies I found it far too easy to believe the given circumstances of Lincoln Center Theater’s thrilling production of After the Blast by Zoe Kazan (MTC’s We Live Here). That one day, when the human race will ultimately destroy the surface of this … More Antonio says: After the Blast, Helping a Robot to Help Ourselves.

Harry Clarke: The Talented Mr. Billy Ripley Does A One Man Show

Vineyard’s Harry Clarke: The Talented Mr. Billy Ripley Does A One Man Show By Ross Billy Crudup is the main draw.  I have seen him on stage numerous times: Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, and the thrilling Pillowman (a play that I remember blowing me away), and was thrilled to have the chance to see … More Harry Clarke: The Talented Mr. Billy Ripley Does A One Man Show

Latin History for Morons: A Return for a Refresher Course

Latin History for Morons: A Return for a Refresher Course by Ross John Leguizamo is at it again. Back on Broadway, giving us all he has to give in his most recent one-man Latin History lesson of a show. It’s a laugh inducing class of performance mastery but this time it is dissected into two … More Latin History for Morons: A Return for a Refresher Course

Antonio says: Illyria: “What Country, Friends, is This?”

Illyria: “What Country, Friends, is This?” By AntonioNY for frontmezzjunkies In the Public Theater’s production of the new play, Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, we are transported back to New York City in 1958 and find ourselves in the greenroom of Heckscher Auditorium where an actress is there to audition for a production … More Antonio says: Illyria: “What Country, Friends, is This?”

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns: The Hilarious and Gay Revisit of a Palm Springs Meltdown 

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns: The Hilarious and Gay Revisit of a Palm Springs Meltdown  By Ross There’s always that one loud character that shows up at your party or poolside. We all know the one, a bit obnoxious, throwing barbs at everything and everyone, sometimes very funny, but usually a mess. We love that guy, … More Bright Colors and Bold Patterns: The Hilarious and Gay Revisit of a Palm Springs Meltdown 

DC’s Mean Girls: Hey Kellyanne, You Aren’t the Meanest Girl In Town!

DC’s Mean Girls: Hey Kellyanne, You Aren’t the Meanest Girl In Town! By Ross This is a full-on feast for the “Mean Girls” film fan club. Even with the meanest girl in town, a certain Kellyanne Conway (“Don’t be fooled because she may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag, but in reality, … More DC’s Mean Girls: Hey Kellyanne, You Aren’t the Meanest Girl In Town!

Toys – A Dark Fairy Tale: Toys R (or Aren’t) Us

Toys – A Dark Fairy Tale: Toys R (or Aren’t) Us Produced by J.U.S.T. Toys Productions @59E59 Theaters By Ross Toys: A Dark Fairy Tale is a complicated creature to digest.  It begs us to try to dissect the feast of abstractionisms served up in this short 65-minute piece.  It starts with a bland and not … More Toys – A Dark Fairy Tale: Toys R (or Aren’t) Us

Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train: Wanting a More Erratic Commute.

Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train: Wanting a More Erratic Commute. By Ross The staging is impressive. The set, designed by Riccardo Hernandez (Broadway’s phenomenally beautiful Indecent), gives off the sense immediately upon entering the Signature Theatre Diamond stage that everyone involved in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is a caged creature one … More Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train: Wanting a More Erratic Commute.