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Joey Arias and Chris March Will Celebrate Christmas With the Crawfords in NYC

November 19, 2014 | The Advocate
Just don't hang your holiday dress on a wire hanger! After a 12-year hiatus, Christmas With the Crawfords will return to the New York stage December 10–27 at Abrons Arts Center.

Twisting Their Flesh as Symbols of Virility: Jaro Vinarsky’s ‘Animalinside’ Explores Masculinity

November 15, 2014 | The New York Times
“'Animalinside,' inspired by the eponymous book by the Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasnahorkai and the German painter Max Neumann, ensnares us in one situation and drops us into another, much as Mr. Vinarsky and his partner, Marek Mensik, do to each other. It thrusts us from stark brightness into heavy blackouts (courtesy of Tomas Moravek’s lighting), from menacing circumstances into hospitable ones, each shift revealing a new facet of the men at its core."

Les Freres Corbusier to Present 'HERE'S HOOVER!', Beginning 12/5

November 6, 2014 | Off-Off Broadway
Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21.

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special Will Play New York

November 6, 2014 | Playbill
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson collaborators Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman will present their political satire Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special this December at the Abrons Arts Center. Les Freres Corbusier, which comprises Timbers, Friedman and Sean Cunningham, created the work that will run Dec. 5-21. Timbers (Rocky, Here Lies Love) directs the production that is written by Cunningham with music by Friedman.

Absurdism, Scrubbed and Domesticated: Genet Interpreted Anew in ‘The Maids’ The Maids’

November 5, 2014 | The New York Times
Engaging and frustrating, imaginative and jumbled, original and derivative, this piece by the experimental company Sister Sylvester uses both professional housekeepers and professional actors (Ms. Sanchez among them) to create a contemporary response to Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” from 1947.

Lippy at Abrons Arts Center: ★★★★★

October 21, 2014 | Exeunt Magazine
A horrifically painful group suicide is an unseemly, even grotesque, context for an exercise in basic linguistics. Or, it would be in the hands of anyone other than Dead Centre, the consummately inventive Irish company that put Marcel Proust on a treadmill in last year’s acclaimed Souvenir. Bush Moukarzel, who wrote and...

The Dead Speak but Don’t Explain: ‘Lippy,’ a Chilly Play From Ireland's Dead Centre

October 20, 2014 | The New York Times
Oh, for the comfort of a corpse that yields its secrets. That’s the premise and promise behind many a television crime series, in which forensic science quantifies irrational human savagery into rational codes that seem as readable as ABC (or N.C.I.S., or S.V.U.). Nary a scrap of alphabetical reassurance is on offer in “Lippy,” a very smart, very chilly play out of Ireland centered on...

Review: Lippy

October 20, 2014 |
Fourteen years ago in Ireland, an aunt and three nieces locked themselves in their home and began a forty day hunger strike that ended in all of their deaths. While some say it was a political action, others suspect they did it for puritanical religious reasons; in reality, nothing is known about their motives. As Lippy is quick...

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