Abigail Deutsch

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  • 5 years ago

    In the style of imposing seatmates everywhere, the protagonist of The Kreutzer Sonata won’t stop talking. This smart and terrifying adaptation of a Tolstoy novella transports us into Pozdynyshev’s train car just after his acquittal for...

  • 6 years ago

    As Is, director Walter J. Hoffman's powerful revival of William M. Hoffman's revolutionary play, captures a gay couple breaking up in the context of a larger social blow: AIDS. This 1985 drama was among the first to record the shattering impact of...

  • 7 years ago

    Hangman School for Girls, Lucy Gillespie's surreal analysis of the titillations and terrors of the imagination, centers on the incandescently uneasy Hazel (Gillespie), who unloads herself—literally and metaphorically—on a desk in her j...

  • 8 years ago

    Robert Charles Gompers's The Funeralogues is, like death, a solitary affair. Performed at the Upper East Side's All Souls Chapel, this one-woman show stars Stacy Mayer as a chipper neurotic who finds funerals as seductive as she does terrifying: I...

  • 8 years ago

    Clive James (Australian, Londoner, critic, memoirist, essayist, novelist, and TV personality) is, unbeknownst to many Americans, also a poet. He has published his hilarious, meticulous verse here only sporadically. And so Opal Sunset: Selected Poe...

  • 9 years ago

    Short Order, a movie about munching and mating, tracks the trials of Fifi (Emma de Caunes), a promising chef whose quarter-life crisis has relegated her to a short-order restaurant in Paris' underbelly, where she pan-fries lobster and ponders love...


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