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by / on June 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm / in Get Cultured

“My Heart Is In The East” Brings the Power of Language to the Forefront

Language in all its glory is the main source of the history we know. The evolution of language through the ages, and what it managed to accomplish when used right, is fascinating. Through centuries, languages have been created, bent, used and abused to entertain and progress our societies. Language is both our most important tool and our way to a […]

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by / on June 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm / in Get Cultured

“A Hunger Artist” is a Powerful One-Man Epic

Art in all its subjectiveness has helped shape culture since the beginning of civilization. From drawings on a cave wall to stories being projected on a huge screen, art has had its hand in popularizing trends throughout history. The art itself has a popular cycle, in which it becomes as much about the spectacle and the adulation as it is about […]

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by / on June 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm / in Get Cultured

“How To Be Safe” is a Well-Crafted Study About Mental Health

Mental health is something people are becoming more and more open about. Mental health was not something people were open about at all when it came to themselves. It is a tricky subject to tackle as a writer thanks to its multifaceted existence and the conditions it brings when it becomes unstable. How do you portray something so complex as […]

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by / on June 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Nina Variations” Finds a Way to Break Your Heart 43 Times

In theater there are certain moments that scholars have studied for years, we have wondered at the incredible impact of it, and students based their foundation on its words. Moments like Jerry telling the story of the dog in “Zoo Story” or the violent despair of the poker scene in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” have affected and inspired artists through the […]

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by / on May 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm / in Get Cultured

“Baghdaddy” Deserves a Bigger Stage

Sometimes you go to a show expecting something entertaining. Sometimes, you go expecting a reflection of our life and what it means. Sometimes you go to the theater to find a deeper meaning to history and its many events. And sometimes, just sometimes, you get an explosion on stage that combines all of those things and and when it detonates, your […]

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by / on May 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm / in Get Cultured

Meet “Wink,” The Boy That Will Steal Your Heart

“Wink” by Neil Koenigsberg is a character study of two people broken by the past and finding what they long for in an uncertain future. Directed by Ron Beverly, this production sets to explore the importance of labels and understanding in a world in which understanding is not as important as how you can make others understand. A mixture of […]

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by / on April 25, 2017 at 1:40 pm / in Get Cultured

“Pressing Matters” is a Light Ride with a Heavy Load

“Pressing Matters” by Jennifer Jasper is a collection of one act plays focusing on the female experience in the United States. A topical production written meticulously to expose each struggle as lovingly and boldly as possible, the evening of plays, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, manages to entwine the six plays cleverly, making the transitions as entertaining as the shows on […]

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by / on April 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm / in Get Cultured

Formidable Women Drive the Plots of “Angel & Echoes”

Annually, the Brits Off Broadway has been a highlight as it transfers powerful work from Britain into the New York theatre scene. Invading America’s stages with some of the boldest and brightest work playwrights in Britain have to offer, the festival is constantly outdoing itself with the productions it brings. And with a production like “Angel & Echoes” by Henry […]

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by / on April 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Room Sings” Enjoys Great Moments But Falters In Between

A building can hold so many stories inside its lifeless structure that by existing they themselves are sponges for the life that passes them by. “The Room Sings” at La MaMa explores the history of a country house and its inhabitants through the decades and what the house meant to each one. Using a variety of styles and divided into four different timelines, this […]

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by / on April 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical” Is A Fun Surprise

The stage is a magical place. Where else would you be able to sit down in a dark room with a bunch of strangers, and watch worlds come alive in front of you? While the art of cinema provides us with spectacles, theater has always been there to provide us with raw emotions. To ask us to suspend our disbelief instead […]

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