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by / on May 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm / in Get Cultured

Dear Eleanor: A Fun & Quirky Murder Mystery

Everyone loves a classic whodunit. Murder mysteries are fascinating, both in real life and in fiction. Dear Eleanor, a play showing at the Kraine Theater, combines humor with mystery in a classic whodunit murder mystery. Taking place in 1935, the Barnes family convenes at the family estate to celebrate the birthday of Barbara, who married into the family. The family […]

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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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by / on March 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm / in Get Cultured

“Loose Ends” Explores Love with a Dated Lens

New York legend Terry Schreiber is once again in the directing chair for a new revival of Michael Weller’s 1979 work “Loose Ends” running at the T. Schreiber Studios until April 15th. The play follows the story of Paul and Susan, two people who fall in love while in Bali in 1970, and as luck will have it, find each other a […]

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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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