The Circle – Suzanne Bachner

Suzanne Bachner's hilarious and moving play, Circle, is about that most noisily merry and profoundly distressing of subjects, sex. It is hard to imagine an audience member so straitlaced, so together, so "normal" that he or she would not  ...

The Goat or Who is Sylvia? – Edward Albee

Edward Albee's new play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy, disturbing and deeply weird. It challenges a viewer to decide whether what seems to be happening in the world of the play is really happening, and once that conclusion has been  ...

Further Than the Furthest Thing – Zinnie Harris

What happened to the people on the island of Tristan de Cunha is fascinating, and Zinnie Harris has used it as a jumping off point to create a moving play that explores issues of identity, sin, redemption, murder, commitment,  ...

The Castle – Franz Kafka

Near the end of The Castle, K sits outside the forever closed gate of the mysterious castle to which he desperately wants to gain admittance. Herr Erlanger, top secretary to the all-powerful Herr Klamm, has a line that is almost  ...

Hobson’s Choice – Harold Brighouse

Off-Broadway is traditionally known for experimental theatre. So how about an experiment that provides the following: a good story of the romantic-comedy genre, with some real romance and genuinely funny lines and situations, a stage full of colorful, appealing  ...

Ecco Porco – Charles Breuer

In a scruffy old converted public school in Manhattan's East Village, Mabou Mines, a bit on the old and scruffy side itself, presents Lee Breuer's new play, Ecco Porco. Breuer was one of the founders, thirty-one years ago, of  ...

The Glory of Living – Rebecca Gilman

When all the elements come together--a powerful play; sensitive, theatrically savvy direction; strong acting all the way down to the small roles; sets that fulfill perfectly their role of providing a believable world for the play; and costumes and  ...

The Breaking Light – Sander Hicks

The Breaking Manager (1999), Sander Hicks a collection of three plays including The Breaking Light Playwright and university professor Eduardo Machado was part of an interesting and rather bizarre  ...

Havana is Waiting – Eduardo Machado

Playwright and university professor Eduardo Machado was part of an interesting and rather bizarre footnote to history. In 1961 the Peter Pan Project, organized by a Catholic bishop in Miami with the cooperation of the CIA, brought thousands of  ...