The Abrons in the News

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The Theatre: An Interview with Richard Maxwell

April 21, 2014 | The New Yorker
The New Yorker's HIlton Als interviews playwright Richard Maxwell ("Isolde").

Wagner with Quotes on: Richard Maxwell’s "Isolde"

April 19, 2014 | Hyperallergic
Director/writer Richard Maxwell was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, an unusual, though not undeserved, honor for a theater director. His "Isolde", now running at the Abrons Arts Center...

Review: Isolde at Abrons Arts Center

April 17, 2014 | NYC.BrightestYoungThings.com
"Isolde": another triumph at the Abrons Arts Center. If you haven’t schlepped to the little theatre doing big things beneath the Williamsburg Bridge by this point, I’m not sure what more I need to say to convince you.

The Precarious Foundation of a Dream House: Richard Maxwell’s ‘Isolde’ Explores Primal Instincts (NYT Critics' Pick)

April 13, 2014 | The New York Times
Richard Maxwell looks at the world with X-ray eyes. Watching the plays of this rigorously inventive auteur, we are encouraged to see the plasterboard behind the wallpaper, the skin under the greasepaint and the skulls beneath the skin. Or in the case of “Isolde,” his smashing new work at the Abrons Arts Center, the beams and blueprints — and light and air — that go into the imagining of something as substantial and transitory as a dream house. Or, come to think of it, a play.

The five best Broadway and Off Broadway shows to see this weekend

April 10, 2014 | Time Out New York
Critics’ picks for the best of Broadway and Off Broadway playing at theaters in NYC, including "Ubu Sings Ubu" and "Isolde"

Beauty and the Beast at Abrons Arts Center

April 2, 2014 | Show Business Weekly
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; especially if you’re seated in the Abrons Arts Center waiting for Improbable Stage Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast to begin.

A Beauty and a Beast, but This One’s for Adults

March 17, 2014 | The New York Times
"Grown-ups of New York, are you ready to be told the best bedtime story you’ve heard since you were a credulous tyke? It’s called 'Beauty and the Beast...What a privilege to be a part of this theatrical sorcery."

Don’t Mess With Malvolio: Within ‘Twelfth Night,’ a Delirious One-Man Show

February 16, 2014 | The New York Times
Pig Iron outfits its interpretation in outrageousness, with a hodgepodge of colorful costumes and especially loud portrayals of the louder characters, like Sir Toby Belch (James Sugg) and Maria (Charleigh E. Parker). Oh, and the Balkan band is a nice touch, too.

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