Tag: Playwrights Horizons

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: the whale

The Whale By Samuel D. Hunter  Directed by Davis McCallum Featuring Shuler Hensley, Tasha Lawrence Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street November 5, 2012 (opening) — December 15, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee November 13, 2012 After a distant viewing and an intervening month of daily performances in other venues around town, I remain

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review: detroit

Detroit by Lisa D’Amour Directed by Anne Kauffman Featuring Amy Ryan, David Schwimmer, John Cullum Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street September 18, 2012 (opening) — October 7, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 20, 2012 “I have been accused of many things, but they’ve never accused me of having a

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event musings: industry talk: literary directors and managers

Industry Talk: Literary Directors and Managers Host and moderator Christie Evaneglisto with Kirsten Bowen, Adam Greenfield, Carrie Hughes, Annie MacRae, Elizabeth Frankel Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6pm Signature Theatre Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street event site Signature Theatre and its new home at the Pershing Square Signature Center has become a

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review: the big meal

The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc Directed by Sam Gold Featuring Anita Gillette, Tom Bloom, Jennifer Mudge Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street March 21, 2012 — April 22, 2012 There are nine terrific performers and a multitude of characters to applaud in Dan LeFranc‘s The Big Meal, now playing its New York

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review: assistance

Assistance by Leslye Headland Directed by Trip Cullman Featuring Michael Esper, Virginia Kull, Amy Rosoff Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street February 3, 2012 — March 11, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee February 19, 2012 [note: preview performance reviewed; production opens February 28, 2012]  Mistakes Were Made (2010) gives us a producer

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event musings: solo actor / writer roundtable

Dramatists Guild Academy presents: Solo Actor / Writer Roundtable Moderated by Gary Garrison Monday, January 2, 2012 at 5:30pm Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street “Theatre is a vocation. It chooses you.” (Lisa Kron) “A journey to absorb America through its sounds.” (Anna Deavere Smith) “Getting audiences to the spot where they don’t know what

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review: milk like sugar

Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge Directed by Rebecca Taichman Featuring Tonya Pinkins Playwrights Horizons, Women’s Project Theater, La Jolla Playhouse Peter Jay Sharp Theater @ Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street November 1, 2011 — November 27, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee November 22, 2011 “Nothing sadder than a Twinkie

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review: a small fire

A Small Fire By Adam Bock Directed by Trip Cullman Featuring Reed Birney, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michele Pawk, Victor Williams Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street production web site: http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/mainstage.asp January 6, 2011 — January 23, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 14, 2011 Existing reviews of this world premiere work point to nuances and minutiae.

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review: after the revolution

After the Revolution By Amy Herzog Directed by Carolyn Cantor Featuring David Margulies, Lois Smith, Mare Winningham Playwrights Horizons, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street production web site October 21, 2010 — November 28, 2010 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee November 3, 2010 Joseph Cornell box set, framed by natural warmly aged wood, mementoes in

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