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Off-Broadway Review: “Summer Shorts 2016 – Series B” at 59E59 Theaters

August 9, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“BLACK FLAG” – Written by Idris Goodwin and Directed by Logan Vaughn The success of Detroit native Deja’s (Suzette Azariah Gunn) freshman year depends – as it always does for every first-year college student – on having a congenial roommate. Her Facebook conversations with that roommate Georgia native Sydney (Francesca Carpanini) have gone well as does the initial “in the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Butler” Abolishes Stereotypes at 59E59 Theaters

July 27, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“General Butler, you are fighting a war because some men saw things differently from some other men.” – Shepard Mallory Based on true events, Richard Strand’s scintillating “Butler,” currently playing at 59E59 Theaters as part of the successful 5A Series, addresses issues of systemic racism extant in the Civil War Era and in the present – racism that threatens the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Hero’s Welcome” at 59E59 Theaters

June 9, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

In Alan Ayckbourn’s new play “Hero’s Welcome,” currently running at 59E59 Theaters at part of the Brits Off Broadway Series, a young British soldier returns home from military conflict for the first time in seventeen years. Murray (Richard Stacey) brings his new bride Baba (Evelyn Hoskins) back to his former home to start a new life and restore the hotel…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Confusions” Grabs for Laughs at 59E59 Theaters

June 8, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Alan Ayckbourn is unquestionably a prolific and popular playwright whose seventy-nine plays have delighted and challenged audiences for almost sixty years. He has explored the vicissitudes of the human condition with pith and panache and often focuses on the relationships between women and men and, most often, on the misdeeds of the latter gender. The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Toast” at 59E59 Theaters

May 18, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Currently running at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off-Broadway Series, Richard Bean’s 1999 “Toast” slices its way through layers of delicious intrigue to a tasty core of surprises that make the journey more than worthwhile. This is drawing room farce sans the drawing room. The swinging doors here connect the unseen bakery to the break room where the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Butterfly” Tugs at Heartstrings at 59E59 Theaters

May 13, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The only barrier between immersing oneself in Ramesh Meyyappan’s brilliant “Butterfly” is attempting to connect the wordless well-choreographed “dance” of love, betrayal, and redemption with its namesake “Madame Butterfly” or with the interesting connections to the lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov. One needs to grapple with the piece itself and accept it as a unique piece of experimental theatre replete with stunning…

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Review: “Ideation” at 59E59 Theaters (Closed Sunday April 17, 2016)

March 15, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Aaron Loeb’s intriguing “Ideation” – currently playing at 59E59 Theaters – could easily be categorized as a delightful off-beat Drawing Room farce (except the room here is a corporate Board Room) were it not for the play’s underbelly of moral ambiguity, suspicion, mistrust, conspiracy, paranoia, and an extra-marital affair. Coming off a successful business venture in Crete, Brock (Mark Anderson…

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Preview: “Ideation” at 59E59 Theaters Opens on March 15 (Review Posted on March 15)

March 7, 2016 | Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

In Aaron Loeb’s “devilishly funny and demonically dark comedy” (San Francisco Chronicle), a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these corporate cogs navigate cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas. Called “nothing short of mind-blowing” by San Francisco’s Stark Insider, “Ideation” hilariously and horrifically captures corporate…

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59E59 Theaters Announces Shows for the 2016/2017 5A Season – Subscriptions On Sale Now

March 7, 2016 | News, Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup of shows for the 2016/2017 5A Season. A 5A Season Subscription is available for $175 (during previews) or $245 (post-opening) and includes a ticket to each show in the season as well as a 59E59 Membership (a $59.59 value). Single…

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Review: “Dead Dog Park” at 59E59 Theaters (Closed Sunday March 6, 2016)

February 26, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“Guilt isn’t always a rational thing, Clio realized. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.” ― Maureen Johnson, “Girl at Sea” Barry Malawer’s “Dead Dog Park” was first produced in 2012 at the The Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY. He wrote the play – his third – after carrying around a newspaper…

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