Editor’s Note: Radio Theatre’s 8th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Festival will take place at the Kraine Theater (85 East 4th St., between Second Avenue and the Bowery) from Oct. 13-30. Radio Theatre will present several of Lovecraft’s cult horror classics in repertory on stage, complete with original orchestral scores. For tickets and schedules, visit www.radiotheatrenyc.com.—Edward Karam


Who’s the Fool?

Jessica Weinstein in Jessica Scott’s Ship of Fools at HERE Arts Center. Photograph by Richard Termine.

There are only so many ways to describe the Jessica Scott’s avant-garde Ship of Fools, currently at HERE Arts Center. On the one hand, it is a unique combination of original music, puppetry, video, and live action, yet on the other it comes across as disjointed and meaningless—imagine Disney’s “It’s a Small World” born in the 1960s Haight-Ashbury. … Read more

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Consequences of Our Actions

President feature No. 1

Can a trial change history?  What happens when standards of behavior are violated and not brought to public reckoning? The Trial of an American President is a courtroom drama of a trial that will never take place, of legal arguments that will not be made, and finally, of a verdict that will also not happen, except … Read more

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A Classic Comedy Conquest

Stoops feature 2

Playwright Oliver Goldsmith found fame with his play She Stoops to Conquer in 1773, despite his rather unfashionable social reputation among London’s upper crust. Indeed, Goldsmith made it his life’s work to go against the grain, and She Stoops to Conquer exemplifies his disdain for Sentimental Comedy—a genre that was en vogue in the first part of the 18th century. Those … Read more

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Ibsen as Detox

Public Enemy feature

When newspaper editor Hovstad cries, “We must destroy this myth that our leaders are infallible,” in the rousing performance of Public Enemy at the Pearl Theatre Company, the audience titters and sighs. That same day, the Washington Post had released a tape of presidential nominee Donald Trump making extremely lewd remarks about women. With Trump’s words ringing … Read more

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One Man’s Treasure

IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street, NYC presents the world premiere of "Storage Locker" by Jeff Stolzer, directed by Julián J. Mesri, October 7 to 30, 2016.  In this dark comedy, a married couple gets a lot more than they bargained for when bidding on somebody's dusty old stuff in an auction at a self-storage facility.  Bryn Packard and Nicole Betancourt as the couple, who make video of themselves throughout the incident. Behind:  David Crommett as the older man who tries to buy back the contents of the unit.  Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” So it is in Storage Locker, a black satire riffing on A&E’s reality show Storage Wars. Written by Jeff Stolzer, the play is often quite funny, with expressive banter between a husband and wife who secure the winning bid on an abandoned storage unit. Stolzer … Read more

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Grin and Beer It!

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A Brief History of Beer begins, quite appropriately, by inviting the audience to drink beer. This is not an average toast, however, as the audience is encouraged to really taste the beer—exploring its effervescence, hoppiness, and temperature. Thus begins William Glenn and Trish Parry’s wacky journey through time and space to simultaneously delve into the origins of beer and save it … Read more

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