Candlelights flicker in the darkness as the stony-faced actors invite us to attend the tale of SWEENEY TODD, the final full musical by the Theo Ubique company at the No Exit Café.
HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW from New American Folk Theatre sounds like it would be a rowdy late-night show and noisy cult classic. To make this presumption would be to sell the play very, very short.
Though lengthy, the play has a strong feminist message. Escobar’s concept of sweeping the past to fix the future is full of insight into what is happening around us these days, but the fantastical side of this play loads a lot of layers that weaken the strength of the message.
In an era when human connection feels increasingly dictated by algorithms, it’s hard to fathom the lengths we used to go to for courtship. For that reason, Edmund Rostand’s classic play CYRANO, in BoHo Theatre’s enchanting production of Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner’s new adaptation, serves as a welcome contrary to computer-generated romance.
Through the deft writing of extraordinarily talented playwright Kevin Douglas, and buoyed by the light sitcom directing style of David Schwimmer, PLANTATION!, the viciously hilarious comedy at Lookingglass Theatre, succeeds at the impossible.
This piece is meant to have a strong feminist message, but a play that leaves me feeling like sexual violence is inevitable, without a call to action or accountability for men, that distills the narratives of religious women, women of color and trans women is neither activism nor feminism.
During the height of segregation, a Harlem postal worker by the name of Victor Hugo Green created a booklet called the Negro Motorist Green Book. The Green Book was designed to help traveling Black people find doctors, entertainment, restaurants, and homes for lodging in an effort to avoid areas where they were not welcomed.