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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Reconciling” at FringeNYC 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Cyrano: a love letter to a friendship” at FringeNYC 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse

One of the many LGBTQ themed offerings in the N.Y. International Fringe Festival is “Cyrano: a love letter to a friendship” penned by Sean Peter Drohan who has attempted to create a play that slightly parallels the infamous Rostand drama but with a modern day gay twist. In this adaption, Cyrano, played with a nerdy self-pity in flawed physical shape,…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E. coli” at FringeNYC 2016 at the Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse

Self-described foul mouthed talking, pill popping, lady loving Molly “Equality” Dykeman (Andrea Alton) is back – again it turns out according to the ratings on Yelp – at Enchilada Shelly’s for a friend’s wedding. Molly is a butch security guard at P.S. 339 in the Bronx who, unapologetically, sports a mullet and an orange vest – she wears the vest…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Mother Emanuel” at FringeNYC 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse

“Tywanza Kibwe Diop Sanders was 26 years old when he returned to his Father in Heaven. A poet and entrepreneur, he died while reaching to save his Aunt Susie. Just a few hours before his death, his last Instagram post was a meme with a quote from Jackie Robinson. It read, ‘A life is not important except in the impact…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby” at FringeNYC 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse

“When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi.” – Matthew 2:16 Don Chaffer’s “The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby”…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “The Cleaning Guy” at FringeNYC 2016 at the Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse

It is rare to find a solo show in the NY International Fringe Festival that includes original music and lyrics: that welcoming combination can be found in Paul Adams who happens to be “The Cleaning Guy.” A transplant from Kansas, he has been cleaning NYC apartments for the past twenty-five years and has an incredible roster of clients and their…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” at the SoHo Playhouse

Among the shows opening the FringeNYC 2016 season is “Let The Devil Take the Hindmost,” a new play by Maya Contreras who – in a program note from the playwright – shares that she penned the play in response to the horrific crimes fueled by systemic and institutionalized racism. It deals with a family that, in resolution, blames its dysfunction…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Black Magic” Transcends Death at FringeNYC 2016 at the Soho Playhouse

“I was not born for death and yet I have died a thousand times, he thought. And now I am born again for these hard times.” – Kathryn Lasky, “Frost Wolf” In forty powerfully engaging minutes, the cast of “Black Magic” explores the lives of seven slain black men “in the era of Orlando, Ferguson, and Black Lives Matter.” These…

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“The Drawer Boy” at The SoHo Playhouse (Closed on May 19, 2013)

May 28, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

On Tuesday May 14, the SoHo Playhouse hosted a talkback following the performance of the critically acclaimed “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey. The topic of the talkback was “The Making and Fate of Off-Broadway.” Ironically, just two days following the talkback on May 16, The SoHo Playhouse and Artistic Director Darren Lee Cole announced the premature closing of “Drawer…

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“Southern Discomfort” in the Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse

April 12, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father’s heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?” – Thomas Wolfe, “Look Homeward Angel” Being strangers in a strange land and being forever alone haunt the six intriguing characters in Elisabeth Gray’s “Southern Discomfort”…

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