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This Bit of Meat

Sea Wall and A Life, a pair of monologues currently running back-to-back at the Hudson Theatre, are small, quiet plays. In Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall, a photographer Alex (Tom Sturridge) tells stories about his father-in-law and his daughter; in Nick Payne’s A Life, Abe (Jake Gyllenhaal) oscillates between narrating his own father’s death and his […]

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Spontaneous Combustion, Something?

It’s the height of the eighties and the dancer Anna (Keri Russell) and her roommate, the adman Larry (Brandon Uranowitz), live in a gorgeous warehouse apartment in lower Manhattan.  This pair used to be a threesome until Robbie, another dancer, got in a motorboat accident.  Lanford Wilson’s Burn This begins after the funeral, after Anna […]

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In the Land of Sinners, the Whore Is Queen

We begin with a lovers’ quarrel.  “Who are you writing?” Peter (Martin Csokas) barks at Chloe (Uma Thurman).  Peter’s jealousy has gotten worse recently—or maybe Chloe has changed since January.  “Give me your phone,” he demands after hearing the ding of a text.  “Once you stop trusting me,” she asks him, “what do we have left?”  […]

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