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Christian Levatino’s, ‘King Dick’: Twisted and Hysterical

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey “Christmastime, 1970: The King just spent 100 G’s on gifts, and he’s on the run from Graceland. High on Demerol, high on liquid Ritalin, and with the help of his dead twin brother Jesse, Elvis concocts... Continue Reading →

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Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy: Eavesdropping on a ‘Sunny Afternoon’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy is a series of five dark comedies that “hold a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.” The first three plays in the pentalogy... Continue Reading →

Door Number 3’s ‘Radiant Vermin’: Fiercely Energetic and Well Realized

Reviewed by Guy Pico What moral compromises would you be prepared to make to create a better life for your family? This is the central question for a struggling British couple in Philip Ridley's timely and challenging play, Radiant Vermin,... Continue Reading →

A John O’Keefe For Today

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move He's a hilarious man with a sense of humor on the phone and an old school free-thinker, passionate about ideas and testing them to ‘whatever’ effect on live audiences for the pure thrill... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Glitch’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Can anyone say, 'narcissist'? Six years after Jonathan massacred thirteen students, he is giving his first interview to Rachel, an up and coming journalist. Set as a prison visit, what is immediately striking... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Feast’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey Do yourself a favor and do not stop by this family's house for dinner. Grisly things await. The dark comedy drips from Feast, a re-mounting of Dylan Wallace's 2014 Fringe piece - a debauched dining room ditty... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘ From Toilet to Tinseltown’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey Myrtle’s stopped moaning and now she’s MOVIN’! To Hollywood, that is! Maddie Patrick’s never-dropped, spot-on impression of Hogwarts’s favorite ghost is a delight in From Toilet To Tinseltown, a one-ghost show. Chronicling her expulsion from the Hogwarts... Continue Reading →

HFF18 Sam Shepard & Patti Smith’s ‘Cowboy Mouth’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Extemporaneous and absolutely beautiful in all its savage bizarreness. This new staging of the one-act play, Cowboy Mouth, originally conceived, written and performed by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith as a theory on... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Movin’ On Up’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey Jeremy Kehoe’s Movin’ On Up is an existential comedy about death. The fine performances of Jeffrey Wylie, Gary Rubenstein, and Tessie Barresi tell the story of two people who come upon 'The Watchman' in a graveyard and... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Mackers’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move A raucous, lightly interactive musical opening welcomes theater-goers before the comedic, and oh, so, (YES!), awesomely abbreviated version of the Scottish play whose name no one has a problem uttering in-house, over and... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Balls’ON’, reviewed

by Bob Rich In her humorous, thought-provoking one-woman show Balls’ON, at The Broadwater, Katt Balsan takes us on an international trip from France to America. Along the way, she performs an astonishing 25 different characters for us. During the amazing journey,... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘The Study’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey I hope you’ve prepared for your lesson... in fear. The Study, created by Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy, the team behind The Video Games, is a new interactive theatre piece playing at the Flight Theatre... Continue Reading →

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