Recommended by Doug DeVita

  • Aokigahara
    8 Jul. 2019
    Weird and wonderful examination of the humiliation that comes from loss, especially the loss of one's dignity, and the possible curative power in the search for peace via suicide. Surprisingly tender, surprisingly funny, and intriguing from start to finish.
  • ZOMBIE TEEN: A HALLOWEEN MONOLOGUE
    8 Jul. 2019
    What fun, and what a great role for a teen-aged actor to, uhm, sink their teeth into. Perfect for a Halloween -themed evening, but also for any kind of festival showcasing younger actors.
  • Useless Information
    8 Jul. 2019
    Sharply drawn characters, tight interweaving of monologues, direct address, and confrontational scenes, whip smart and funny dialogue... USELESS INFORMATION perfectly captures that "odd man out" feeling that comes from being just a little different from everyone else in the room, as well as being the smartest. And it does so in a very entertaining, if triumphantly heartbreaking, way.
  • The Book of Daniel
    8 Jul. 2019
    What a smart, touching, and intelligent little gem, particularly for what Aronovitch says so delicately, but clearly, between the lines. Wonderfully endearing characters, too, and a perfect sense of time and place, help make this a terrific 10-minute play.
  • Countdown
    6 Jul. 2019
    New Years Eve is one of the most loaded evenings of the year, especially for 20-somethings. Throw in an attempt for a first-time sexual encounter, nosy friends, and a lack of condoms, and you have a delightful, if brief, romantic comedy that hits all the right notes as it counts down to the inevitable, but earned, conclusion. Sweet, funny, and touching.
  • The Modern Wolf and the Worth of Shakespeare
    6 Jul. 2019
    For a play that is still in the drafting process, Laura Pickard's "The Modern Wolf and the Worth of Shakespeare" packs quite a punch. Haunting, scary, funny... Pickard's script is tautly non-linear, yet tells its story clearly, the sharply drawn characters concisely building tension from the beginning right up through the heartbreaking, yet emotionally satisfying conclusion.
  • A Spirited Manor - A Victorian Penny Dreadful
    6 Jul. 2019
    What fun! With the first line, Danley grabs you by the throat and carries you along on inspired gusts of period specific dialogue that nonetheless crackles with a contemporary spin. And as tightly woven as the plot is, Danley has created a wonderfully blank canvas with which directors, designers, and cast members can have fun turning into their own highly spirited, highly mannered manor.
  • GWEN HAS A DATE
    6 Jul. 2019
    What a sweet, funny play about old friendships and new love. Great roles for three older actresses, and a lot of pithy, laugh-out-loud dialogue for them to have fun with while pushing the plot along with verve and grace.
  • Finishing the Suit
    25 Jun. 2019
    An achingly beautiful examination of love and loss, FINISHING THE SUIT may play fast and loose with reality, but that's part of its magical charm. What was, what may have been, and what will be... those are the questions asked by Aronovitch, questions which waft and linger like the two major loves who both haunt and define the tailor at the center of this touching play.
  • Reducing Coupling
    25 Jun. 2019
    OMG, I love this play. It's a sparkling jewel of a romantic comedy with depth of feeling that's surprising, given its brevity; it's a perfectly painted miniature work of art.

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