6 days ago | Theater
"I'm an extraordinary person," announces Jo, the protagonist of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey. She isn't wrong. This rarely revived late-1950s drama, now playing at the Pearl in a production directed by Austin Pendleton, follows a smart, flin...
12 days ago | Theater
Nine young women circle up on a patch of blaringly green Astroturf. They wear matching jerseys, ponytails, and braids. They stretch. They chat. They joke about their periods, tease one another, wonder aloud about the state of the world. Watching t...
18 days ago | Theater
There are few theatrical challenges more daunting than finding a way to convincingly put Greek tragedy on the modern stage. It's not just the densely poetic language or the tales of long-ago Athens and Troy. It's, mostly, the chorus. Modern direct...
26 days ago | Theater
A Chinese artist named Lin Bo constructs a jail cell in his New York City apartment: It's a re-creation of the cell in which he himself was imprisoned, back in Beijing. Then he advertises it on Airbnb for a dollar a night, and videos his guests' e...
1 month ago | Theater
Even as downtown theaters go, Abrons Arts Center has long been unusual. There's its Lower East Side location: way down Grand Street, just blocks from the Williamsburg Bridge. There's its delightfully patchwork architecture: half concrete bunker, h...
2 months ago | Theater
What good does it do, really, to revisit violence past? For all the value we instinctively place on peace processes, and handshakes between enemies of yore, does dredging up long-ago horrors really help us in the present? Such questions — easy to ...