Garrett Eisler

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  • 7 years ago

    When Mahida's Extra Key to Heaven begins with an American guy and an Iranian girl meeting cute on a Nantucket-like ferry dock, you might wonder if you've wandered into the wrong play. Is this the edifying exploration of Middle Eastern conflict pro...

  • 7 years ago

    As a 10-person, 15-scene musical packed into 45 minutes, She of the Voice sure thinks big. But the action is small: nosy neighbors on a city block gossiping about an eccentric, very vocal resident. In episodic, revue-like fashion, the denizens sin...

  • 7 years ago

    Axis Company's annual Hospital series, a sci-fi serial staged in weekly installments, may sound like a cool idea, but the 2009 incarnation, at least, is off to a shaky start. This stream-of-consciousness (to put it nicely) progression through recy...

  • 7 years ago

    If you thought The Who's Tommy on Broadway was already a watering down of the original rock opera, then you probably want to avoid the Gallery Players' semi-pro shoestring revival of the 1993 musical. One more degree (at least) removed from the cl...

  • 7 years ago

    Decades before Harvey Milk, a rebellious Mayflower-descended communist queer named Harry Hay and his Mattachine Society declared themselves a "sexual minority" in 1950s Los Angeles. Jon Marans (author of Old Wicked Songs) pays tribute to Hay's cru...

  • 8 years ago

    You probably don't picture your college philosophy professor pacing his office in an oversize metallic helmet trying to commune with the dead. But that's what becomes of Lee Krebs, the schlubby hero of Bob Jude Ferrante's A New Theory of Vision (p...


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