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Fuck You

“I’m not obsessed with sex,” the unnamed narrator of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show, Fleagbag, says early in her sixty-five minutes.  “I just can’t stop thinking about it.”  For this character, played by Waller-Bridge, sex is something of a numbing agent.  She masturbates compulsively—”Especially when I’m bored or angry or upset.  Or happy”—and picks up men to […]

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I Will Be Your Preacher Teacher

There is an unmistakable hunger to their first encounter. Andre (Alan Cumming) is old and rich and white, Franklin (Ronald Peet) young and Black.  Dubbing him “Naomi,” after the supermodel, Andre buries his face in Franklin’s legs, purring, “Smooth.  Like the sweetest chocolate.”  But Franklin is distracted by Andre’s wealth, by his infinity pool and […]

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Do the Insurance Companies Pay if a Man Is Shot after Curfew?

On the eve of partition, Donal Davoren (Adam Petherbridge, the understudy, in the performance I attended) is just trying to write some verse.  Living in a cramped Dublin tenement visited by a rotating cast of caricatures, Davoren is constantly interrupted by the havering of his neighbors, who are under the impression that he is an […]

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