Theaters

Post image for Small Gestures of Humanity Amid the Ruins of Civilization

Science fiction is notoriously difficult to stage.

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Post image for A 1944 Dalí Backdrop Gets Its Own Surreal Circus

The archives of the Metropolitan Opera can seem like some kind of pharaonic tomb, packed as they are with theatrical treasures.

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Post image for ‘Antigone’ Meets 1970s Radical Detroit in a Work of Immersive Theater

DETROIT — The oft-repeated thesis statement of this interactive theater performance is: “The only war that matters is the war against the imagination; all other wars are subsumed in it.”

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Theaters

An Opera of Love Songs to Science

by Allison Meier on April 14, 2016

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“Maybe there’s a physicist sitting right beside you, who can explain this better than we do, but we’re in the business of art, so we’ll make a metaphor,” sings Hai-Ting Chinn in Science Fair: An Opera With Experiments.

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Post image for Six Characters in Search of a Puppetmaster

Luigi Pirandello’s iconic play Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) is being reimagined at La MaMa this month.

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Post image for Camera Obscura: Jackie Sibblies Drury’s ‘Really’

Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury had its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center on March 18.

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Post image for An Immersive Theater Trip to a 1970s Tropical Paradise

Only minutes after walking through a hallway painted like the cabin of an airplane and handing my mock boarding pass to a charming man in a Hawaiian shirt, who greeted me with a lei, I was in a secret room getting a tarot reading.

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Post image for Singing the Struggles of Trans People in the American South

On the surface, the new musical Southern Comfort has all the trappings of a conventional family drama.

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Post image for Restaging a 1979 Dance, Designed by Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg worked with dancers?

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Post image for A Sultry and Subversive ‘Snow White,’ with Ball Gags and Pole Dancing

How many times you heard the tale of Snow White? Surely you remember the pole dancing, the wigs made of large birdcages, and the lithe male bodies dusted with gold.

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