This "futuristic gender exploration" is actually a dull anti-abortion…

The 3rd Gender, at the New York Fringe Festival, is advertised as a futuristic exploration of gender and sexuality. But what I actually saw was a dull anti-abortion lecture, full of clunky plot devices. Spoilers ahead... » 8/20/13 1:03pm 8/20/13 1:03pm

Frankenstein Upstairs, Monstrous Hipsters Downstairs

Frankenstein Upstairs, the new play from The Honeycomb Trilogy's Mac Rogers, is an ungainly creature. Part modern relationship dramedy, part updated gothic horror, the show is worth it for spectacular performances. What would you do if Dr. Frankenstein was your neighbor? » 6/20/13 3:30pm 6/20/13 3:30pm

In the play "Hearts like Fists," Watchmen meets Charlie's Angels

An evil Doctor is terrorizing the city, creeping through windows to murder blissful lovers in the night. A group of lady-vigilantes, the Crimestoppers – an unholy mating of Charlie's Angels and the Watchmen – have sworn to stop him. In "Hearts Like Fists," which played earlier this month at the Secret Theatre in New… » 12/17/12 11:55am 12/17/12 11:55am

The Future: A Smart Domestic Drama About The Perils of Living Forever

A lot of science fiction's greatest works deal with the question of immortality: Do we really want to live forever? And would we still be human if we no longer aged or died? A new stage play called The Future, imported from Britain to New York, deals with this question in a very personal way, via the most urbane of… » 10/10/12 1:58pm 10/10/12 1:58pm

A Brand New Stage Play that Asks Why the Robot Uprising Suddenly Stopped

Are robots better at being humane than humans are? A new science fiction play in New York City wants to know — and it will kill loads of people, in order to find out. » 10/05/12 2:21pm 10/05/12 2:21pm

After you've defeated the alien invaders, the hard part begins

In "Sovereign," the final act of Mac Rogers' epic alien-bugs vs. humanity Honeycomb Trilogy of plays, we learn that rebuilding the world from the ashes is much harder than leading the resistance. What happens after you've won the battle for the post-apocalypse? » 6/29/12 2:53pm 6/29/12 2:53pm

A new stage play that turns all your ideas about humanity on their head

Do we achieve a better sense of self and others by interfacing with our machines? Or are we just losing the true essence of humanity? » 5/08/12 1:38pm 5/08/12 1:38pm

Humanity's struggle for survival against insect aliens, live on stage!

At a space called The Secret Theatre in New York City, a nightly battle for our survival is playing out. Earth has been colonized by giant insectoid-like aliens with a psychic hivemind, a penchant for forced collective farming, and no love for the nuclear family. Everything that we hold familiar has gone to… » 4/10/12 2:20pm 4/10/12 2:20pm

Sleep No More = LARP + Shakespeare + Absinthe + Orgy Masks

Since March, Punchdrunk theater company's immersive Shakespeare adaptation Sleep No More has converted an entire Manhattan loft building into a 100-room abandoned hotel from the 1940s. » 11/13/11 3:40pm 11/13/11 3:40pm

Is Shakespeare in the Park channeling Superman this year?

I have to confess, I've never really liked Superman. I find DC Comics' flagship enterprise to be, ultimately, boring. Some of you will probably feel (and this is correct) that I just haven't read enough of the series, or found the proper arcs. But my main problem is that Superman, himself, seems too perfect: he's… » 7/17/11 7:15pm 7/17/11 7:15pm

Your Empathy Will Be Tested: A New Stage Adaptation Of "Do Androids…

Adapting Dick's seminal novel is guaranteed to be a difficult process, and would have been even if Ridley Scott's Blade Runner weren't already a 30-year-old SF classic. Untitled Theater Company #61 took on the ambitious challenge. And mostly, it worked. » 12/06/10 12:52pm 12/06/10 12:52pm