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by / on March 23, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Get Cultured

Experience Authentic Arabic Storytelling with The Strangest

Theater is one of the most wonderful forms of storytelling we have. We recently had the opportunity to see a showing of The Strangest, which centers around the live performance tradition of Arabic storytelling. The Fourth Street Theatre was completely transformed into a traditional Arab storytelling café, complete with plush pillows, draped tapestries and even Turkish coffee. The scene was set, […]

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by / on March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm / in Get Cultured

“Kyle” Shines a Light on the Battle with Addiction

Growing up is one of the hardest things to do. Beating an addiction is even harder. Combine the two, and not many make out alive. In the play “Kyle,” by stand-up comedian and children’s book writer Hollis James, the connection between growing up and addiction is explored, as well as it is the collateral damage that failing at both creates. […]

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by / on March 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm / in Bottoms Up, Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night In: Detox Tea Time

It’s officially the first day of Spring, and that means everyone’s newly invigorated to clean house, amp up their workouts and eat healthy in preparation for summer. And while all these things sound good, we believe it’s important to practice what you preach all year long. So instead of trying the latest and greatest trendy detox diet, we opt for […]

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by / on March 3, 2017 at 11:25 am / in Get Cultured

Fun and Paranoia in “Sienna’s Mantram or (A Change of Pace in China Lake)”

Oh February and March, the time for love and Spring breaks. It’s also the time for cold weather and post-holiday depression. It’s a toss up to find out if February and March are good months or bad months, so I always remind myself that they are also the months for the FRIGID Festival to invade the Lower East Side. Every year, dozens of […]

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by / on March 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

See It Now: Significant Other on Broadway

When I was invited to check out the new Broadway show Significant Other, I wasn’t expecting much. I hadn’t yet heard of it and didn’t know much about it. But once the lights at the Booth Theater dimmed and the show began, I was intrigued. Brought to us by playwright Joshua Harmon and directed by Trip Cullman, Significant Other became […]

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by / on March 1, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Get Cultured

“Kunstler” Sets to Explore the Man, Digs Into the Politics

There are personalities so big that no matter the profession, the grand stage just follows them around. Some of them do something huge with the bare minimum, they themselves make it special. Others use opportunities to create amazing things with already amazing products, but they themselves stand out from the crowd. Then there are the people like William Kunstler, people that […]

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by / on February 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm / in Get Cultured

“Life According To Saki” Has Arrived in NYC

Hector Hugh Munro was a satirist writer from the early 20th century who volunteered to serve in the army during World War I. Sadly for the literature world, the piercingly funny writer died when a German sniper found him during the Battle of Somme, leaving behind a legacy of short stories to rival the likes of Oscar Wilde. His dark, […]

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by / on February 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm / in Get Cultured

“Hi Fi | Wi Fi | Sci Fi” Predicting the Present From the Past

The year just started and it has already been an interesting one.  Theater has come in droves to express their thoughts on the current administration, and they are doing it without taking prisoners. With evenings dedicated to the sole purpose of encouraging conversation and spreading messages of solidarity, we could say this is the new hot ticket in the theater […]

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by / on January 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

The “Fire This Time Festival” Has Become One of the Best Short Play Festivals

Of the many short play festivals that are put up a year, one of the absolute best is dedicated to the emerging playwrights of the African-American diaspora. Last year, the “Fire This Time Festival” proved its importance even though it was an uneven night full of bright stars with underwhelming scripts. While there were some great works in there, some felt […]

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by / on January 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm / in Get Cultured

“Tell Hector I Miss Him” Finds the Beauty in the Cracks of Life

The island of Puerto Rico. The island of enchantment. The Commonwealth of the United States of America that is a jump away from Florida. An island stuck in many ways between old traditions and necessary progress. An island fighting hard to keep an identity while the “benefactors” try to give it another. The island I come from and have seen […]

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