Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York I hope you will join us for our show at Polaris North Studio on 29th Street tonight and this weekend.  It combines short plays and magical interludes.  It will be a little scary, a little macabre, and lots of fun.  There are several brand new short works and the … Continue reading Opening Night for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recently I saw a performance of the Boo! Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.  It was an interesting batch of plays in a seasonal festival.  A little uneven and somewhat odd selections for a "scary" festival. I really went to take in the efforts of several Polaris North members putting together … Continue reading Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer

James L. Swanson has written an enlightening and engrossing account of the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.  I knew all of the major points and touchstones of the history but this book is an invaluable guide and deep dive into all the details surrounding it.  It is astounding how … Continue reading Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer

Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York City two weeks from today, I hope you will join me for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 - The Fright Edition.  This is an occasional series I present at Polaris North, a co-operative of theater artists at 245 W 29th Street.  We perform a group of short plays interspersed with … Continue reading Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Review of MICHAEL MOORE ON BROADWAY: The Terms of My Surrender

Michael Moore's show is a liberal rant, history lesson and all around entertaining performance.  It is also a story of his background and involvement in the causes he supports.  He makes very good points and is preaching to the choir here in New York.  You know by now whether you agree with him or not. … Continue reading Review of MICHAEL MOORE ON BROADWAY: The Terms of My Surrender

In praise of New York Theater Lottery and Discount Services

For those of us who live in New York we have a huge selection of live theater available.  But much of it comes at high cost and with limited availability.  Which is why I love the discount services and lotteries available.  Here are several options to consider: Subscribe to Signature Theater.  Their tickets start at … Continue reading In praise of New York Theater Lottery and Discount Services

Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

Last Sunday my favorite (and closest) park in New York City hosted the annual Medieval Festival.  It was terrific.  Lots of good festival food (a few years ago they added beer and wine), many performance stages, demonstrations of blacksmithing and sword making, multiple themed booths selling baubles and beads, knights jousting, a live chess game, … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review