A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)
Off Broadway, Signature Theatre

Reviewed by Shoshana Roberts

BOTTOM LINE: Entropy in the best possible way with passion and uniqueness to present the familiar tale of Oedipus.

If I could just find a little nook or cranny, I would love to curl up and spend some time in Sam Shepard's mind. He is warped and comical, as well as profound. The ideas he develops are strange. Truly strange. So it is quite logical that in this scenario he utilizes an already outrageous circumstance to develop alongside his interpretation. With such a notable Greek tragedy, even if people did not study the story of Oedipus in school, the Oedipal Complex...

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Sticks and Bones
(Off Broadway, Pershing Square Signature Center, The New Group)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: Masterful acting and a glorious set design make this revival production a must see.

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On a Stool at the End of the Bar
(Off Broadway, 59E59 Theatres, The Director's Company)
Review by Dave Osmundsen

BOTTOM LINE: A respectable effort to explore the plight of transsexuals that some might find more invigorating and exciting than others.

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The Tempest - Mokwha Repertory Company
(Off Off Broadway, La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre)
Review by Keith Paul Medelis

BOTTOM LINE: This rare gift of theater is something to be cherished.

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The Erklings
(Off Broadway, Theatre Row - Beckett Theatre)
Review by Sarah Moore

BOTTOM LINE: The Erlkings explores the psyches of Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold through their own writings, but doesn't achieve the necessary dramatic heft.

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(Off Broadway, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre)
Review by Jan Rosenberg

BOTTOM LINE: A heartfelt thriller depicting the darker sides of human nature which goes to show that we're all simply animals on two legs.

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They Call Me Q
(Off Broadway, St. Luke's Theatre)
Review by Angel Lam

BOTTOM LINE: A sweet coming-of-age story infused with cultural shock and racial dilemmas.

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Featured Artist


Fan favorite downtown theatre company Gideon Productions is back this month with a new play, Assymetric, at 59E59 Theatres. Theasy got in touch with company founders Mac Rogers and Sean Williams to learn more about the group, the show, and what's next for this genre-bending team.

Read the Theasy interview with Mac and Sean here!