Brandon K. Thorp

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  • 2 years ago

    There is a sense in the theater, at the very beginning of Marlane Meyer's new play, The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, that this is a show in which anything might happen. It's a matter of set design, probably — here we are, in a low scrabbly ...

  • 2 years ago

    There are at least two ways to see The Landing. You can go into the theater like the terribly boring adult that you probably are, sit down and turn off your cell phone and watch the show, while the back of your brain runs through its usual glum su...

  • 2 years ago

    When Sean O'Casey put pen to paper for Juno and the Paycock, the 1924 Dubliner domestic drama set against the ghastly Irish Civil War, the playwright's country was in a martial fog. The war was fresh enough that nobody had yet cleaned the bloodsta...

  • 2 years ago

    Horton Foote began writing The Old Friends in 1963 or '64, as a sort of sequel to his early play, Only the Heart. Between '64 and Foote's death in 2009, something like 30 of his new plays saw full productions. The Old Friends never did. There's a ...

  • 2 years ago

    First Date is a new and aggressively stupid Broadway musical that follows a young man and woman through a blind dinner-date. Even its lone moment of fun is embarrassing. That moment arrives when the female lead's phone rings, the call goes to voic...


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