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Need a recommendation? Here are Theasy's current favorites!

The Violin
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CONTEMPORARY MORALITY PLAY

The Violin
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: A provocative drama that centers on three down-on-their luck men who have a chance to reverse their fortunes.

YŌKAI Remedy for Despair
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DEVISED THEATRE

YŌKAI Remedy for Despair
Off Off Broadway, Physical Theatre

BOTTOM LINE: Clown for the sake of easing your grief with The Krumple's YŌKAI Remedy for Despair.

In the Blood
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LITERARY REINTERPRETATION

In the Blood
Off Broadway, Play Revival

BOTTOM LINE: This is not the Scarlet Letter you remember from your tenth-grade summer reading. This is Suzan Lori-Parks, and the "A" stands for her annihilation of apathy.

In a Little Room
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DARK COMEDY

In a Little Room
Off Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: An absurd, dark comedy about two strangers in a hospital, waiting for their lives to restart, or maybe to end.

On the Shore
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FAMILY DRAMA

On the Shore of the Wide World
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: This play, which first premiered in the U.K. in 2005, is a complicated and profound family drama with a virtuoso ensemble.

Fucking A
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NIGHTMARE EPIC

Fucking A
Off Broadway, Play Revival

BOTTOM LINE: This quasi-dystopian epic places a familiar hero onto a brutal but brilliantly conceived path.

Trump Lear
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POLITICAL SATIRE

Trump Lear
Off Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Impressionist David Carl, who had great success playing Gary Busey as Hamlet, is back, this time channeling America’s Narcissist-In-Chief.

Me the People
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POLITICAL COMEDY

Me the People
Off Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: A cast of triple threats take on multiple characters as Me the People explores and satirizes the country's current political climate.

Puffs
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THEATRICAL FAN FICTION

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Puffs is Harry Potter for anyone who has ever felt like they’re a secondary character in someone else’s story.

Chalk
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KID-FRIENDLY SILENT COMEDY

Chalk
Off Off Broadway, Clown / Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Alex Curtis’s delightful solo literally draws you into a world of magic, and elaborates a story of love, loss, and finding hope with one’s own strength.

Hamilton
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REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL

Hamilton
Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: There's good reason why Hamilton is the most popular show on Broadway.