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Review: ‘Social Security,’ the Heroic Poetry of Solitude

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Review: ‘Social Security,’ the Heroic Poetry of Solitude
In Christina Masciotti’s play at the Bushwick Starr, a retired Pennsylvania pretzel-factory worker talks just to hear herself talk, even though she’s deaf.

Theater Review: Review: ‘An Octoroon,’ a Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Comedy About Race

published 2 days ago
Theater Review: Review: ‘An Octoroon,’ a Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Comedy About Race
This coruscating play, restaged at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, is a modern examination of a slave-era melodrama.

Review: ‘Five Times in One Night,’ at Ensemble Studio Theater

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Review: ‘Five Times in One Night,’ at Ensemble Studio Theater
Chiara Atik’s series of comedy sketches has a lewd title and a tender heart.

Theater Listings for Feb. 27-March 5

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Theater Listings for Feb. 27-March 5
A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.

Review: ‘Bright Half Life,’ a Two-Woman Play by Tanya Barfield

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Review: ‘Bright Half Life,’ a Two-Woman Play by Tanya Barfield
Ms. Barfield’s new drama at City Center explores a long-term relationship from start to finish, but not necessarily in that order.