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Aberdeen by Cassie Workman at the Soho Playhouse
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

Aberdeen at the Soho Playhouse

Cassie Workman’s astonishing Aberdeen at the Soho Playhouse is a tragic poem of Euripidean intensity chronicling for us the life and death of Kurt Cobain and what his passing meant to her. She conjures for us the hero, the quiet god, full of flaws and glories akin to the Greek and Roman deities.

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Our Class. Photo by Pavel Antonov
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

Our Class

Our Class is a sublimely gorgeous production, directed and polished like a precious gem filled with light and love–it must return and stay long enough for all to witness its opulence of humanity’s capabilities for both good and evil.

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L-R: Ava Jones, Gabriel Winkler, Abby Grumpper, Youssef Alaoui, Edwin Vazquez and Queen Koleurz Koluchi. Photo by Omar Villegas
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Killin’ Republicans by Dick D. Zigun

Killin’ Republicans may sound like an extreme anti-GOP motto, but it’s a hilarious reference to American politics looking back 150 years or so. Perhaps the sequel is Killin’ Democrats or Progressives? Put on your thinking caps for a wild rock n’ roll ride through American history linked by actress Jodie Foster and her famous, bizarre, and twisted encounter with neo-Nazi stalker John Hinckley, Jr.

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Mikel Murfi Trilogy. Photo by Gili Benita
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

Mikel Murfi Trilogy

Mikel Murfi is quite simply astonishing in this extraordinary performance of an ordinary life, a simple, beautiful life, the life of Pat Farnon.

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War Words at A.R.T./New York. Photo by Jeremy Verner
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

War Words

War Words, these are true stories of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are the best of us and the worst of us.

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Doc Doughtery. Photo by Daniele Butera
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

Godzilla’s Prince at Pangea

Doc Dougherty’s show at Pangea, Godzilla’s Prince, is an epic story of not only survival from an abusive childhood in Irish New York but of perseverance and kindness, of love that transcends the Homeric horrors one child had to endure. He had a boyhood of violence inflicted by both family and school. Sadomasochists can be found everywhere even in the supposed sacred confines of religion.

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Monica Mist as The Queen from "Snow White." Lorena Guillen Castillo as one of the Three Little Pigs. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Aging is Not a Fairy Tale

Aging is Not a Fairy Tale at the Theater for the New City is a delightful, charming, humorous admixture of favorite fairy tales and characters. The repartee was well crafted and sophisticated, and the cast masterfully executed the many subtle and less subtle jabs with splendid, natural timing and assurance.

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Redwood, a new play written by Brittany K. Allen, directed by Mikhaela Mahony choreographed by Sasha Hutchings
Off Broadway
Holli Harms

Redwood

Redwood, now playing at Ensemble Studio Theater, is a story with layers upon layers of human history, it is a story of immediacy, of familiar and unfamiliar light, of purpose and perception. How the story unfolds in its flash dance, aerobics, and musically wonderful theatrical on-fire staging is stupendous, joyful, and ravishing.

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