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Review: “Buried Child” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center (Through Sunday April 3, 2016)

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.” ― Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World”…

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Review: “Insignificance” at Langham Place (Closed Sunday March 20, 2016)

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,/The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere/The ceremony of innocence is drowned.” (W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming’) In Terry Johnson’s “Insignificance,” currently running in Room 505 at “Langham Place” in New York City (the first staging…

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“Mercury Fur” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center (Closed Sunday September 27, 2015)

“I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’,/I saw a white ladder all covered with water,/I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,/I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children, And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.”…

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“The Spoils” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center (Closed Sunday June 28, 2015)

Jesse Eisenberg’s “The Spoils,” currently running at the New Group, is the “This Is Our Youth” for the twenty-first century millennial generation and captures the angst of this generation with gripping honesty and often disturbing realism. The complicated dynamics between the protagonist Ben (Jesse Eisenberg), his Nepalese roommate Kalyan (played with a charming innocence by Kunal Nayyar), Kalyan’s girlfriend Reshma…

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“Rasheeda Speaking” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center (Closed Sunday March 22, 2015)

“But what if I was? What if I was standing in the bathroom with my ear up to the door? What if I heard every word you said, what would you do? How would you feel? Would you be embarrassed?” – Jaclyn When a play asks rich, deep, and enduring questions – truly rich and deep and enduring questions –…

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“Sticks and Bones” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Center (Closed Sunday December 14, 2014)

“You would not see. I can’t get beyond these hands. I jam in the fingers. I break on the bone. I am lonely. I mean, oh, no, not exactly lonely, not really. That’s a little strong, actually.” (Ozzie to David) As soon as Rick (Raviv Ullman) enters his family’s house in David Rabe’s “Sticks and Bones,” the audience knows it…

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“Annapurna” Presented by the New Group at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (Closed Sunday June 1, 2014)

April 21, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“Annapurna” is a high-wire act with no safety net. Homer recounts the epic ten-year journey of Ulysses after the fall of Troy and chronicles his adventures and misadventures as he attempts to reunite with his faithful wife Penelope and their son Telemachus. James Joyce recounts the epic day-long journey of Leopold Bloom and unfolds his adventures and misadventure in Dublin…

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“Intimacy” at the New Group at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday March 8, 2014)

February 14, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“My mother just walked out the door one morning, and never came home. She once said to me: “Follow your heart, Matthew. Follow your heart, and you will always be happy.” I’m going to follow my heart. This way I’ll always know that she’s proud of me.” – From Matthew’s Prologue Just as Matthew’s (Austin Caldwell) “high end” video camera…

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“Bunty Berman Presents” Presented by The New Group at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row

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

There are only five more opportunities to see “Bunty Berman Presents” presented by The New Group at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row through Saturday June 1, 2013. Ayub Khan Din’s new musical counterpoints traditional Bollywood music and dance with its more traditional Euro-American cinematic counterparts as it carefully unfolds the story of film producer Bunty Berman (Ayub Khan Din)who…

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“Clive” at The New Group at the Acorn Theatre (Closed March 9, 2013)

February 22, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“So high you can’t get over it /So low you can’t get under it /So wide you can’t get ’round it /You gotta’ go in at the door.” – Traditional American Gospel Song In The New Group’s spellbinding production “Clive” at the Acorn Theatre, Clive the protagonist does all he can to avoid redemption (going in at the door), including…

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