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When Empathy Falls Short

When Empathy Falls Short

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | The intrepid Playwrights Horizons has ventured into uncharted territory with “Log Cabin,” a visionary, caustic drama that raises prickly issues about gender, race, friendship, and plenty more. Just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, the play, written by openly gay Jordan Harrison (“Marjorie Prime,” “Maple & Vine”), focuses on the T stripe […]

Out for a Ramble

Out for a Ramble

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Intellectual sloppiness in the service of theatricality, unfortunately, is nothing new in on stage. Playing into the emotional biases, real or presumed, of an audience can be effective in political theater or agitprop, but in realistic, narrative-based plays, goading them with triggers rather than moving them with character and situation is the […]

Raucous Realness

Raucous Realness

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | The boisterous and raunchy “Bootycandy,” Robert O’Hara’s latest work now at Playwrights Horizons, registers less as a fully formed play and more like a live sketch comedy show — think “In Living Color” (minus the Fly Girls) as presented by HBO. Even O’Hara admitted the satiric portrait of sexual awakening and […]