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PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh

Your sword can be a sermon, or the power of the pen. Teach every child to raise his voice, and then, my brothers, then Will justice be demanded by ten million righteous men. Make them hear you. Lyricist Lynn Ayrens from the song, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime The more things change, the more… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep Milks Some Hearty Chuckles, and Maybe a Tear or Two, from Dairyland

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s world premiere of Dairyland, a comedy written by Heidi Armbruster and directed by PlayMakers‘ producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch, is all about Allie, a NYC food critic who is searching to find authenticity in a world of online dating, journalistic infighting, and over-hyped media. As she struggles to cope, her journey takes… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Dairyland Proves Complex, But Intriguing

PlayMakers‘ world premiere of Dairyland, a new play by Heidi Armbruster, opens on young-ish Allie (Claire Karpen) on a tense first date. Described by said date as “scrappy” and definitely qualifying as spunky, Karpen’s characterization of Allie makes her instantly likeable, which is helpful for the many character flaws that will be presented later in… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Dairyland Is the Cream of the Crop!

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s current production of Dairyland is a world premiere comedy by Heidi Armbruster! It’s Ray Dooley’s 100th show at PlayMakers Rep! And PRC producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs! Dairyland is a delightful, endearing, and enlightening offbeat “coming-to-terms” type of comedy in which a “first generation” New Yorker finds herself drawn back to… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Native Son Sparks Great Thought

PlayMakers Repertory Company has opened its new season with a beautiful and thought-provoking production of Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son, based on the novel by Richard Wright and intricately directed by Colette Robert. This updated version of the play is still set in 1939, but something about it feels more modern and fresh than Paul… Read More ›