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The Picture of Dorian Gray – Review

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The United Solo Festival is an annual event that produces over a hundred one-person shows each year. These sometimes address nerdy themes, especially gothic horror like Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Playwright/Director Darya Gauthier returns to the festival … Continue reading

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Alice In Slasherland – Review

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Alice In Slasherland has a character named Alice, and a character name Lewis (As in Lewis Carroll), but that’s all it has in common with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The playwright and his characters are aware of this, even pointing … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Pie Show: Boogedy Boo – Review

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The Pumpkin Pie Show is an annual evening of spooky fun performed in a terrifyingly tiny theater space located in the dark netherrealm of Under Saint Marks, a theater located deep within the unholy bowels of the Lower East Side. … Continue reading

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Two Point Oh – Review

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Science fiction writers in the 21st century have an easy job. In the old days if a writer wanted to make a story about a sentient Artificial Intelligence they would have to set their stories in some distant future, or … Continue reading

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Dracula – Review

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The movies always have trouble getting Dracula right. The book was an epistolary novel composed of first person journal entries and personal accounts of the civilized men and women who discovered and fought Count Dracula. This mosaic of narrative voices … Continue reading

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From Up On Poppy Hill – DVD Review

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Fans of Studio Ghibli will be a little surprised by their latest feature From Up On Poppy Hill. This one doesn’t feature any flights of fancy or fairy-tale creatures like their previous movies. There are no wood spirits, giant magical cats … Continue reading

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Breaking Kayfabe

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There are kids who enjoy professional wrestling for action-packed stories of good guys versus bad guys.  There are lowbrow adults who like seeing people beat each other up too.  But there are also high-brow artsy types who appreciate professional wrestling … Continue reading

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The Unfortunates – 2013 NYC Fringe Festival Review

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Jack the Ripper has been the subject of many nerdy films, comic books, and even video games.  Who he might have been is the subject of endless debate and conspiratorial theorizing, but no one knows who Jack The Ripper really … Continue reading

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theMumblings – 2013 NYC Fringe Festival Review

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theMumblings has a pitch that sounds like a sit-com: A sexually repressed woman marries her gay best friend who happens to be a famous children’s entertainer – HILARITY ENSUES!  Hilarity often does ensue in theMUMBLINGS, but it also has drama … Continue reading

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2 & 2 – 2013 NYC Fringe Festival Review

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2&2 is an off-off-Broadway show running in the NYC Fringe Festival that has some nerdy elements to it.  It’s about a comic book artist with a fixation on Superman.  Yes, THAT kind of fixation.  However it quickly reveals itself to … Continue reading

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