‘Butler’ Gives New Look at a Civil War Incident

A play set during the early days of the Civil War opened last week at New York City’s 59E59 Theaters. Butler, by playwright Richard Strand, celebrated its Off-Broadway Opening Night to a full house of enthusiastic theatergoers. The show is produced by the New Jersey Repertory Company out of Long Branch, NJ where Butler had its world premiere in 2014. The play was the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New…

August 5, 2016

‘Friend Art’ Looks at Friendship and Life

A play titled Friend Art finishes its run tomorrow at the 2econd Stage Theatre Uptown. Written by Sofia Alvarez and directed by Portia Krieger, it is a good play which is on the surface light-hearted but underneath it has some serious things to say. The lightheartedness comes through when one of the characters, Lil, makes continued attempts to produce a solo performance artist piece.  The recitation is funny and it…

June 11, 2016

‘Awake and Sing’ at The Public Theater

Now playing at New York’s Public Theater, “Awake and Sing” is considered to be the finest of Clifford Odets’ plays. It premiered on Broadway in 1935. This revival is being performed by The National Asian American Theatre Company under the leadership of Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak and Associate Producer Peter Kim. This marks their 25th Season in residency with the Public Theater. Stephen Brown-Fried directs an all-Asian American cast….

July 16, 2015