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As Is
3.79
really liked it
This was the first piece I ever saw produced commercially on Broadway about AIDS and historically is a direct precursor to Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AM ...more
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
3.99
it was ok
Martin's absurdist piece at times succeeds at being merely madcap, Now madcap can be many things -- it can bring to mind the wildly ridiculous Marx Br ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2010
 
Proof
4.01
liked it
A play about math! Great! zzzzzz :-) Actually it's more a play about faith. Or more accurately, taking a leap of faith. A "proof" in mathematics is a ...more
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Jun 01, 2010
 
'night, Mother
3.89
really liked it
This play presents an amazing debate on personal autonomy -- our right to do what we will with our own lives. A woman who has felt abandoned, ignored, ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2010
 
The History Boys
4.07
it was ok
A wonderful, but flawed, look at the nature of education -- a subject that is STILL being debated in classrooms and school districts around the countr ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2010
 
Company: A Musical Comedy
4.18
liked it
First, the libretto to COMPANY was written by George Furth; Sondheim provided the music and lyrics. This is an author attribution flaw that Goodreads ...more
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Jul 27, 2010
 
The Glass Menagerie
3.67
really liked it
Tennessee Williams' classic "memory play" about a young man growing up under the influence of a domineering, fading southern belle of a mother is mix ...more
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Jul 29, 2010
 
Commencement
4.60
it was ok
I'd heard that Chapman was an edgy writer, but I found this play to be pretty derivative. The story of a Columbine-like school shooting is told from t ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
 
Monkey, Monkey, Bottle Of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?: A Play In Two Acts
1.67
it was ok
Interesting character study about a group of mothers who give up their mentally retarded children for an experimental study that might make them "norm ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
Children Of A Lesser God
3.99
liked it
An interesting, if at times convoluted, look at the relationship between James Leeds, an overly nurturing hearing teacher ata School for the Deaf and ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
Cyrano de Bergerac
4.05
really liked it
Rostand's classic is beautifully crafted -- full of wit, romance, adventure. It is filled with humor that is sharp as the tip of a rapier and heartbre ...more
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Jul 30, 2010
 
Agnes of God
3.94
really liked it
What an amazing concept: let's take an horrific event, the discovery of a dead baby inside a cloistered convent, possibly born to one of the nuns, and ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
Biloxi Blues
3.82
liked it
The second of Simon's Eugene Morris Jerome trilogy is surprisingly much deeper and far more serious than either BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS or BROADWAY BOU ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
Auntie Mame
4.20
really liked it
This classic stage adaptatation of Patrick Dennis' novel is filled with eccentric characters, led by Mame Dennis -- a boozy sophisticate fighting desp ...more
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Jul 29, 2010
 
Assassins
4.23
liked it
The stories of the men and women pushed to the brink of madness by war, politics, entitlement, circumstance and a desire for fame to kill (or try to k ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2010
 
Dancing at Lughnasa
3.69
liked it
This is a study in familial love and resentment set in the 1930's Irish countryside, where a household of five sisters exist (their lives couldn't tru ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2010
 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3.97
liked it
VERY loosely based on the comic plays of the Roman Plautus, Larry Gelbart's vaudvillian adaptation can be hillariously funny. Stephen Sondheim's lyric ...more
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
4.27
really liked it
Another epic piece, this historical pagaent -- a "fantasia on national themes" circea the Reagan-era -- features dying AIDS patients as new-world prop ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2010
 
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
3.70
it was ok
I wanted to like this play, I really did. It deals with an interesting theme -- how to maintain ethnic identity (in this case Judaism) when one is sur ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2010
 
Amadeus
4.20
really liked it
Is passion alone enough reason to create art? Is art worthy of comparison? What happens when jealousy of another's creative spirit dominates one's own ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2010
 
Equus
3.94
really liked it
Based on a true story, this is an amazing examination of the delicate balance between science and faith (not unlike the debate in INHERIT THE WIND or ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2010
 
Red
4.22
it was amazing
What an amazing literate view of the purpose of art in life WITHOUT being literal. Not just a portrait of an interesting artist (Mark Rothko) but an a ...more
Aug 14, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
All My Sons
3.87
it was ok
I find this to be one of Miller's preachier plays. I also marvel at the marriage ideal of the seriously flawed father, the saintly mother and the chil ...more
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Jul 28, 2010
 
Bash
3.92
liked it
Three one acts which are each extended monologues exploring the human potential for violence.

While fascinating (and terrifying) these pieces are cold.
...more
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Deathtrap: Thrill
3.99
liked it
A finely written mystery-thriller play, with lots of neat twists. I place this in the top four of the genre -- SLEUTH being #1; with DEATHTRAP, WAIT U ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2010
 
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
4.26
liked it
The second part of this historical pagaent, Perestroika (from the Russian "restructuring") -- seeks to show through the governmental and medical indif ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2010
 
All in the Timing
4.17
it was ok
At times brilliantly funny; at times a bit too clever for his own good, David Ives creates a series of 5-10 minute abdurdly comical vignettes that dea ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)
4.47
it was ok
At times this piece can seem too witty for its own good, and yet it is still a brilliantly condensed and very funny attempt to perform a version of ev ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
4.09
really liked it
Martin McDonagh's black comedy captures the crippling relationship between an Irish mother and her spinster daughter. We watch in bemused horror as th ...more
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Blown Sideways Through Life: A Hilarious Tour de Resume
3.71
liked it
According to the U.S. National Bureau of Labor Statistics*, the average American will hold a total of 10.8 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42. Actress ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2010
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