Tag: David Cromer

Son to Forgive His Betraying Mother? Ask “The Treasurer”

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, September 27, 2017.] What happens to a 13-year-old boy when his mother leaves the family for another life? “She left and poof, there went our family,” says our narrator, called Son (Peter Friedman), the abandoned adolescent now a middle-aged man. In a theatrical musing on mortality and the limits of

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review: tribes

Tribes by Nina Raine Directed by David Cromer Featuring Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Will Brill, Russell Harvard Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street Street March 6, 2012 — September 2, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 28, 2012 & May 29, 2012 I first experienced this delicious and powerful show just

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one-on-one: david cromer and michael halberstam

One-on-One: David Cromer and Michael Halberstam Presented by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street May 7, 2011, 10:15am-noon Two old friends from Chicago who met there as actors and now have careers that span the country and beyond met up in public on the stage of the

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review: the house of blue leaves

The House of Blue Leaves By John Guare Directed by David Cromer Featuring Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alison Pill Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street production web site:  http://www.houseofblueleaves.com/google/index.html April 25, 2011 (opening) — ongoing Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee April 28, 2011 “I’m too old to be a young talent.”

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review: our town

Our Town By Thornton Wilder Directed by David Cromer Starring David Cromer (as Stage Manager) and others Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (7th Avenue South of Christopher Street) production web site: http://www.barrowstreettheatre.com/whats-on/town.asp run concludes September 12, 2010 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 7, 2010 Life and death in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire at the

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review: come back little sheba

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-SHEBA.html] COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA by William Inge Directed by David Cromer Shattered Globe Theatre at Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theatre 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue / (773) 871-3000 http://www.shatteredglobe.org Through October 21, 2006 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 24, 2006 It is 1950 in Midwestern America. Do we know where our children are? Shattered Globe

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