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  • 8 years ago

    Bash'd! had me at "cocksuckaz." When Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow—two white Canadians who look more like character actors than rappers—strut onto the Zipper stage in off-pink duds to a big, stomping beat and throw down multisyllabi...

  • 8 years ago

    Whimsy makes a poor substitute for imagination, but willful caprice can be enough to fuel a one-act play if the playwright has the right sense of proportion for the form's song-like economy. Alas, too many of the one-acts in "Series C" of the Ense...

  • 8 years ago

    "I just needed to get all that out of my system," blurts one of the impossibly loquacious teens in Taylor Mac's one-act Okay, which uses the girls' room at a prom to unleash a series of how-we-live-now monologues about the state of post-9/11 Ameri...

  • 8 years ago

    Apparently even the most unconventional relationship is not immune to gauzy romance-novel clichés. In Garret Jon Groenveld's ungainly new drama Missives, a gay man named Ben (Richard Gallagher) slips a rhapsodic hearts-and-flowers note unde...

  • 8 years ago

    There's nothing tentative about Justin Bond when he's rolling, either as cracked chanteuse Kiki DuRane or here in Lustre, a bumpy grabbag of a queer variety show in which he plies his drag trade minus a moniker. In this new dispensation, Bond's ha...

  • 8 years ago

    Dramas of birthright and royal prerogative seem to fire the theatrical imagination on the other side of the Atlantic in a way they don't here. No American, for example, could have written Shaw's Saint Joan, which takes the divine right of kings se...


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