‘A Day by the Sea’ is Superb Play Writing for a Winning Production

There are times when one sees a play so well put together that you say to yourself “now that’s how it should be done.”  A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter is one of those plays. The production now running in New York City is presented by the Mint Theater Company and directed by Austin Pendleton. It marks the Mint’s first production as a resident theater company at Theatre…

September 2, 2016

‘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