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Off-Broadway Review: “House Rules” Change Rapidly at HERE Arts Center

Casino rule number one: the house always wins! That is certainly the case in Vera’s (Mia Katigbak) house where her daughters Twee (Tina Chilip) and Momo (Tiffany Villarin) are encouraged to abide by their mother’s rules whether they are playing Gin Rummy, Mahjong, Monopoly, or the game of life. And it is life’s game – the vicissitudes of human existence…

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“Bohemian Lights” at HERE Arts Center (Closed November 23rd, 2014)

November 16, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The first red flag of Live Source’s “Bohemian Lights” (currently at HERE Arts Center) came during the curtain speech. The audience was informed of the cultural significance of the show they were about to see, as if to preemptively warn us we’re imbeciles unable to fathom the genius about to ensue. The play, adapted from the Ramón del Valle-Inclán script…

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“The Orpheus Variations” at HERE (Closed June 30, 2013)

June 29, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“By means of this double, and precisely stratified, dislodged and dislodging, writing, also mark the interval between inversion, which brings low what was high, and the irruptive emergence of a new “concept,” a concept that can no longer be, and never could be, included in the previous regime.” – Jacques Derrida, “Positions” (The University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 42…

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“Soldier” at HERE

December 22, 2012 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Recent Williams College graduate Jonathan Draxton tackles weighty matters in the world premiere of his “Soldier” in New York City at HERE. This tightly wound fifty minute production challenges the audience to question when one who has committed heinous crimes against humanity has demonstrated the level of remorse that warrants forgiveness and reconciliation. These are perhaps questionably attainable qualities for…

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