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This Is Not My Play

This Is Not My Play

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | “The Amateurs,” by Jordan Harrison, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Marjorie Prime,” is a formidably ambitious morality play within a morality play preoccupied with survival. But under the muddled direction of Oliver Butler, it is freighted with too many ideas for its own good. Set in 14th century Europe, the eager […]

A Rushed Month in the Country

A Rushed Month in the Country

BY ANDY HUMM | The Classic Stage Company has cut Turgenev’s five-hour “A Month in the Country” to 120 minutes, but nevertheless left us with a long stay in the woods, unfortunately not in the presence of very compelling people. Why director Erica Schmidt felt compelled to commission a new clunky version by the actor […]

Return of the Well-Made Play

Return of the Well-Made Play

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Charles Busch is up to his gender-bending tricks again, and the result is an absolutely delightful screwball comedy, “The Tribute Artist,” now at Primary Stages. Busch has penned — and stars in — a comedy reminiscent of the great classics of Kaufman and Hart with a little bit of the Marx Brothers […]