Ruth McCann


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  • 5 years ago

    Kids will occasionally ask you to watch them play, which sounds innocuous enough, until they're 20 minutes into a one-man light saber skirmish, and then it's hell. But imagine a child whose playing you could enjoy. Imagine a child who could make y...

  • 6 years ago

    Director DeLisa M. White’s Things at the Doorstep, at Manhattan Theatre Source, describes itself as “an evening of horror.” I would not disagree. A pair of one-acts based on the writings of creep-out-master H.P. Lovecraft, Things at...

  • 6 years ago

    The adjective "19th-century" isn't exactly a turn-on. And given the way historical minutiae, regional dialect, and robust sideburns often turn tedious when transported onstage, the prospect of attending a period piece can incite theatergoing dread...

  • 7 years ago

    In the grand tradition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Brick Theater's Plan Nine From Outer Space (co-presented by DM Theatrics) revels in the fact that bad science-fiction flicks, ridiculous dialogue, men in demi-drag, and exuberant song-an...

  • 7 years ago

    Milk is not a play about Harvey Milk—it's about a small New England dairy farm in the 1980s. But don't let that put you off. A New Georges–New Feet collaboration premiering at Here, directed by Jessica Bauman, Milk is rich, unexpected,...

  • 7 years ago | Theater

    Praise be to anything that gets people to sit in the same place for 90 minutes without inducing itchy Twitter-fingers. The Repertorio Español's Kiss Bessemer Goodbye (El beso del adiós) is such a play—a delicately crafted Spani...


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