Prodigal Son
Off Broadway, New York City Center Stage I, Manhattan Theater Club

Reviewed by Zachary Conner

BOTTOM LINE: An intelligent and provocative coming-of-age story set against the background of religious and academic isolation.

From John Patrick Shanley, celebrated playwright of Doubt and Moonstruck, comes his latest play Prodigal Son, an autobiographical look at the author’s formative years spent at Thomas More Preparatory School. In the production’s opening moments, beautifully constructed by scenic designer Santo Loquasto, we are introduced to a world ill-equipped to deal with a young man whose mind bursts at the seams…

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The Grand Paradise
(Off Broadway, 383 Troutman Street, Third Rail Projects)
Review by Stephen Kaplan

BOTTOM LINE: The perfect escape from a cold winter to a unique and thoroughly immersive 1970s-era tropical fantasy.

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Due to Events
(Off Off Broadway, The Brick, Human Head Performance Group)
Review by Artem Yatsunov

BOTTOM LINE: Ninety-minutes of obscurity wrapped in charm, with squirrels.

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Chatting with the Tea Party
(Off Off Broadway, Robert Moss Theater, Real Theater Productions)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: A documentary-style play that sets out to humanize the people behind the Tea Party.

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Pedro Castillo Is Innocent
(Off Off Broadway, Theatre for the New City, The Textile Company)
Review by Sarah Moore

BOTTOM LINE: Pedro Castillo is Innocent is a meaningful attempt to dramatize the important story of wrongfully imprisoned Fernando Bermudez.

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Slut: the Play
(Off Off Broadway, Dixon Place,The Arts Effect)
Review by Linda Buchwald

BOTTOM LINE: Slut: The Play is an authentic look at what it means to be a teenage girl today, and one that teenagers and adults could learn something from.

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(Off Off Broadway, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Amoralists)
Review by Shoshana Roberts

BOTTOM LINE: The strong cast in Emily Schwend's memorable play shows us a few days in the life of a busy mom with no help.

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Featured Artist


The work of Meghan Finn (director) and Alaina Ferris (composer/performer) can currently be seen in The Offending Gesture, playing at The Connelly Theater, 440 East 4th Street, through January 23rd. Check out this interview with Meghan and Alaina to learn more about their process and this funny, poignant play about Nazi Germany, war, and dogs. Read the Theasy review of The Offending Gesture here. It's a Best Bet!