Critical Confabulations

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Best Theatre of 2013: New York (mostly)

A look back at the best of (mostly) New York theatre in 2013.

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Madeleine George’s ambitious new play, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, explores human dependence on machines in a complex weaving of three stories, each inspired by a historic Watson.

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Fun Home

A little musical with big ambitions, Fun Home gracefully tackles unchartered territory with its central character.

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Bad Jews

So bad, they’re good, and so good – they’re back.

Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Michael Zegan and Molly Ranson reprise their roles in Joshua Harmon’s biting comedy.

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Be the Death of Me

The Civilians’ latest is a soul-searching choose-your-own-adventure theatre for the morbidly curious.

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Rantoul and Die

This Amoralists debut by Mark Roberts fits the amoral form, though perhaps a bit too comfortably.

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Review: The Explorers Club

When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally.

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Bull

Mike Bartlett’s Bull, his companion piece to last year’s Cock swaps out sexuality for office politics.

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off-Broadway Theatre Review: The Revisionist by Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg — Mark Zuckerberg doppelgänger, Zombie killer — has written his second play, following 2011’s Asuncion. So has the writer-actor made strides in the former part of the popular hyphenate?

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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