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THREE SIBLINGS YEARN FOR BETTER LIVES NEAR A BIRD-HAUNTED CHERRY ORCHARD

SNAP Productions presents Christopher Durang’s Anton Chekhov-spin-off Vanya and  Sonia and Masha and Spike. Given the play’s reputation, that makes a lot of sense. After a 2012 debut off-Broadway, it had major commercial success during its 2013 five-month run on Broadway and won a Tony for best play plus several other significant awards. Nonetheless, this production makes clear noticeable flaws. Perhaps the talents...


<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p>

Geometric Progression

As social activism, and social practice take hold in pushing the definition of "what is art?”, it is good to know a purely visual aesthetic is still relevant. The evidence of such is on view in Modern Arts Midtown's current exhibition Abstract Works at MAM: A survey of Peter Hill's hard-edged geometric painting including new work from Sculptor Les Bruning, continuing through Nov. 29.

Abstraction is the prevailing...


Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director, Daena Schweiger, took the time to talk with The Reader about the production.

Tell me about the unique challenges in directing this play. No doubt, Durang's writing calls for its own unique interpretation. 

Indeed it does...he really puts his own spin on family dynamics - so much of his writing...


CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988 movie-biz zinger Speed the Plow. Dynamic acting talent permeates a tiny corner of a sometimes noisy pizza joint’s back room in Benson. But who gives a crap if there’s audible competition outside the door sealing off the audience from happy diners? The performances validate the visit. Here we have another example of how this...


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