nytheater now staffers covered more than 100 new American plays in this year's New York International Fringe Festival. And we're celebrating the best of these with our new FringeNYC Play Collection on our sister site, Indie Theater Now!
1970s exploitation films can be dramatic. So when I heard about Kill Sister, Kill!, a stage musical homage to the age of badass female avengers, I was intrigued.
An ensemble of 6 men and 5 women, most of whom are recent graduates of the MFA program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, a/k/a LAMDA, have created a gut-wrenching yet inspiring take on the Lope de Vega classic play, directed by London-based director William Oldroyd, and adapted by the ensemble from a translation by Adrian Mitchell. Yes, this is a transplanted college production, but there is nothing pejorative about that qualifier!
Love at any age is a difficult proposition, and during the dark age of midlife the difficulties are magnified. Writers Eric Kornfield and Jeffrey Jackson create characters that deal with the spectrum of midlife problems: body and aging insecurities, the stresses of children and exes, issues of distrust and hurt, and the ever-present clock whisking us toward our ultimate demise.
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