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  • Review by Tulis McCall 25 February 2015Charles Mee lives on a planet very near the one that Bill Irwin calls home. I don't know where it is, but I do know I have visited it, several times. With Big Love now at the Pershing Square Signature Center, he has achieved lift-off once again.Big Love is based on the The Danaids by Aeschylus. Fifty perspective brides are fleeing fifty pursuing grooms. In Mee's version, the time is the present and the place is a stunning location designed by Bret J....

  • A review by Tulis McCallOh, they try, these women. They do try. They sing. They dance. They change clothes onstage. They try so hard they make you tired, and you aren't doing much of anything except sitting through this long, dull toothache of an evening.This is the story of three best friends from Texas, whose accents may come and go, but their friendship remains solid. More or less. Mary (Lauren Kennedy ) is a rebel, Joanne (Sarah Stiles) wants to grow up so she can be a wife and have...

  • It�s musical chairs time at the MTC Biltmore. Theresa Rebeck�s new play Mauritius, her debut on Broadway, is one of those roundelays in which each of the five characters is trying to screw the others out of his/her interest in some very rare objects (here, postage stamps) and the whole thrust of the show is to find out which one(s) will be standing when the music stops and the final curtain falls.It is tightly plotted and full of the kind of snappy dialogue that one is familiar with from TV...

  • This is a production of substance and grace. It is stacked with relationships so layered and family history branches so deep and convoluted that you practically need hip boots to wade on in to this tale. And wade on in you will definitely want to do. No question about that.It is 1936 Pittsburgh. Boy Willie (Brandon J. Dirden) and his friend Lymon (Jason Dirden) have driven up from Mississippi, and the trip has taken them two days on account of their truck breaking down more than once. They...

  • Review by Tulis McCallWhat is fascinating and brave about Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins' writing is that he is hauling old sins out into the light. I was speaking to some folks after seeing Appropriate at the Signature Theatre, and the particular sins, that Jacobs-Jenkins examined, seemed to be news to them. The matter of lynching, despicable in its own right, is laid out on the table in the form of a photo album. Lynchings were a social occasion that people documented. They brought their children to bear...

  • Review by Daniel Dunlow 14 February 2016Brave, courageous, and full of heart. There's no play like The Woodsman. There's no play like The Woodsman. There's no play like The Woodsman.Now that the The Wizard of Oz puns are out of the way, opening up at New World Stages is incredibly innovative new play The Woodsman which tells the story of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz in his transition from man who chops down trees to becoming the rusted, metal creature in the woods that we all know from the...

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