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November, 2012

Lights, theater, action!

Theater: On the stage, you have to do your own stunts. Comment

When attending a play set in Rome …

Theater: Et tu, audience? Comment

Fairy tale search for a ‘Disney on Ice’ star

Theater: Disney’s got talent! Comment

Playwrights find new home in Bath Beach

Theater: Southern Brooklyn theater’s got bite. Comment

September, 2012

Columbia Street puppet theater on last legs

Theater: Who’s cutting the strings on this puppet theater? Comment

‘County of Kings’ comes home

Theater: The “County of Kings” is finally going on stage — in the County of Kings. Comment

August, 2012

Way off Broadway! Manhattan theater troupe hits Bay Ridge

Theater: Why go off-Broadway when you can go off-Ridge Boulevard? Comments (4)

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These clowns aren’t clowning around

Theater: Who would have thought that actors with red noses were meant for the silver screen? Comment

Dram and drama: Theater troupe turns play into drinking game

Theater: Theater kids have the best parties. Comment

Philosophical burlesque show indulges the mind in Coney Island

Theater: Striptease meets Socrates in this burlesque blowout. Comment

July, 2012

Sci-fi spoof shows robots enslaving humanity using Facebook

Theater: The evil robots are taking over — one Facebook update at a time. Comments (1)

Multiplayer plays at Brick’s video game theater festival

Theater: There are players on the stage, but they’re not the ones to watch. Comments (1)

June, 2012

Video game theater series gives audience the controller

Theater: The players are on stage — and in the seats, too. Comment

Trapped in IKEA: Furniture store sells young Brooklynites hopes and dreams in new play

Theater: For freshly arrived Brooklynites, Red Hook’s IKEA doesn’t just sell cheap furniture — it’s a showcase of hopes and dreams. Comment

May, 2012

How to get to desperate street

Theater: Come and play — but the puppets of this DUMBO production are not okay. Comment

In this Burlesque opera, it’s not over till the nearly naked lady sings

Theater: A classic Greek tale of a beauty pageant among the divine gets the burlesque treatment on Bond Street, in Austin McCormick’s “Judge Me Paris,” through May 27. Comment

Sad clowns, mad scientists

Theater: There are scientists, there are mad scientists, and then there are mad-clown scientists. Comment

Attention deficit theater

Theater: You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry — but make it quick because each of these plays are ten minutes long. Comments (3)

Kafka’s daddy issues take center stage

Theater: The master storyteller had a father — and you can learn all about his guilt, affection, and resentment for that man in this one-actor show. Comment

April, 2012

Adults stage plays written by fifth graders

Theater: Big things have small beginnings, especially for these child playwrights. Comment

Their eyes are watching her

Theater: A play about famous writer Zora Neale Hurston is a true character study — and not just of the writer herself. Comment

Night on the ‘Town’ — Gallery Players take on Broadway classic

Theater: It’s a big Broadway play in a little Brooklyn theater. Comment

March, 2012

‘Raisin in the Sun’ doesn’t prune with age

Theater: The Gallery Players powerful take on the racially-charged classic “A Raisin in the Sun” is the Morgan Freeman of plays: it’s more than 70 years old and still relevant. Comment

Back to the Futurists

Theater: The spirit of the Russian revolution is here — but you have to bring your own manifesto. Comment

Presto Chango in DUMBO!

Theater: A wacky magic show called “The Elephant Room” is headed to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Comment

February, 2012

Sheepshead Bay on off-Broadway

Checkin’ in with: Hometown playwright’s new play hits the stage. Comment

Classic Kushner play ties Reagan to Hitler

Theater: An early work by the man who brought you ‘Munich’ comes to Brooklyn College Comment

High seas at St. Ann’s

Theater: Eugene O’Neill’s early plays chronicle the life of a sailor. Comment

January, 2012

The ‘Importance’ of love!

Theater: In a musical rendition of “A Man of No Importance,” The Gallery Players explore themes of love, acceptance and equality. Comment

To beat, or not to beat?

Theater: That is the question in Bay Ridge-based Genesis Repertory’s racy BDSM re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. Comments (3)

‘April’ in wintertime

Theater: The Heights Players bring a springtime classic to the stage. Comment