Tag: Quincy Tyler Bernstine

  • Soup-Kitchen Drama Grand Concourse Stews in Its Own Juices

    Is it OK to help strangers but lie to your friends? And is a nun still a nun if she comforts the afflicted but can’t remember how to pray? No and no, according to Heidi Schreck’s sobering new play, Grand Concourse, now at Playwrights Horizons in a production directed by Kip Fagan. Schreck goes behind […]

  • We Are Proud to Present…: From Cow Costumes to Genocide

    What’s in a name? Well, in the case of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, now playing at Soho Rep: Plenty. Not only is it a title to make the obsessive Twitterer weep, […]

  • Red-Handed Otter: Ethan Lipton’s Pet Project

    Ethan Lipton’s Red-Handed Otter at the Cherry Lane opens with a dead cat. In the hands of most New York playwrights, this would suggest a drama focused on the sinister, the violent, the repugnant, the feral. Lipton doesn’t work that way. His other plays—No Place to Go, Goodbye April Hello May, Luther—take on grave themes, […]

  • Loose Screws in Family Week and Asylum

    Someone should open a recovery center for plays. When a drama or comedy has lost its way—strung out, confused, hanging with all the wrong plot twists—it could go off and dry out for 28 days, returning to the stage stronger and more clear-headed. Beth Henley’s Family Week at MCC, set at a desert clinic, ought […]