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The Lion’s Mouth

Before Pygmalion and its Covent Garden flower girl Eliza Doolittle, George Bernard Shaw penned Caesar and Cleopatra, another comedy of metamorphosis. After arriving in Egypt, Caesar (Robert Cuccioli) finds himself charmed by the headstrong, teenaged Cleopatra (Teresa Avia Lim) and decides to assist in her transformation into Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Despite plotting on […]

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Win Two Tickets to Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo!

With a minimal set, Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, and using only a fan and a hand towel for props, as he entertains the audience with comedy and story-telling. Recently the emcee of the G20 in Osaka, Katsura Sunshine, the often-called “King of Kimono Comedy” has brought the tradition of Rakugo to Times Square!  Rakugo is the […]

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What Is Essential Is Invisible to the Eye

“Please don’t mention anything that happens in the show.” This request is made by Derren Brown early in his solo magic show, Secret. While reasonable—spoilers would ruin the fun for future audiences—it puts the review in a bit of a bind: how to describe the show without mentioning anything that happens? It may be best […]

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A Game of Squash Isn’t Simply a Game of Squash

The stage design is minimal to the extreme. More often than not, the actors speak facing outward rather than one another. When they do face each other, they stand on opposite sides of the stage, perhaps twenty feet apart. When only two are in a scene, the third remains hovering around the corners of the […]

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