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Review: “Washer/Dryer” at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday February 20, 2016)

Once upon a time there was a couple who, while vacationing in Vegas, decide to get married in the Little White Wedding Chapel. When they return home to Manhattan, Michael (played with a powerful vulnerability by Johnny Wu) assumes he will be able to move in to his new wife Sonya’s (played with the charming mix of feisty aggressiveness with…

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“Hard Love” at TACT at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday October 31, 2015)

October 7, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 It is a hard kind of love that haunts Hannah (Victoria Mack) and Zvi (Ian Kahn) as they attempt to navigate through their fractured relationship twenty years after their divorce. It is an issue of faith that apparently contributed to the…

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“Abundance” at the Beckett Thereat on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday March 28, 2015)

March 9, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Referencing the word “Abundance” in the dictionary, several meanings appear, including ‘an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply,’ ‘overflowing fullness,’ and affluence or wealth,’ which all diligently support the aptly titled Beth Henley epic play. The current revival of this important work by TACT, now occupying the Beckett Theater, closely examines the plight of two brave, unrelated, young…

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“17 Orchard Point” at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (Closed Saturday May 24, 2014)

May 4, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“Right now, it’s time for us to do something. If not now, then when. Will we see an end. To all this pain. It’s not enough to do nothing. It’s time for us to do something.” – “Do Something” by Matthew West What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Just ask the irrepressible Lydia Rauscher (Michele Pawk) come to visit…

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“Philosophy for Gangsters” at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed March 1, 2014)

February 10, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Buried somewhere beneath tired (and tiring) humor – much of it in poor taste – lies a story Liz Peak and Barry Peak intended to be engaging as well as humorous. Unfortunately their well-intentioned plan falls mostly flat in the world premiere of their “Philosophy for Gangsters” currently running through March 1, 2014 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row…

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“Natural Affection” at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (Closed October 26, 2013)

September 27, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

If one of TACT’s missions is to discover and produce lost plays, their endeavors have reached a significant level of success in their recent production of William Inge’s “Natural Affection” which has not been seen in New York City since its short 1963 run at the Booth Theatre. The significant themes of this remarkable play are precisely the themes of…

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“The Truth Quotient” at the Beckett Theatre

January 27, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Fiction with themes of artificial intelligence and the manufacture and sale of androids is not a new genre. On that surface level, Richard Manley’s “The Truth Quotient” is not unique. What becomes unique is the play’s focus on the more subtle theme of motivation: the motivation of the manufacturer of the androids and the motivation of those who purchase the…

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