Darkness holds dominion in The Muse Collective’s ‘Pistrix.’

Reviewed by Sander Gusinow Darkness holds dominion in The Muse Collective’s ‘Pistrix.’ Tiny flashlight, ghostly murmurs and grotesque wooden dolls are brought insidiously to bear in this Tragi-Gothic shadow waltz. Like all standard Artaudian fare, the play begins in a mental institution. Raving Italian Toymaker Ilario reflects on the circumstances that uncoiled his mind. Ilario […]

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Verdict: A Gripping Countdown

COUNTDOWN is part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Review by Sander Gusinow Like all one-person shows, MITF’s Countdown lives and dies by it’s performer. Thankfully, Gregory Higgins engrosses Philip, a middling public defender who visits his first (and longest) client on the day of their execution. From the outset, […]

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2014 is MITF 15 by Sander Gusinow

John Chatterton sits kingly amongst the crowd gathered in the re-purposed synagogue at 339 West 47th Street. His comfort-grip cane rests scepter-like in his lap as a sea of sweating hipsters, frilly goths, hip-hop dancers, and wrinkled theatre old-guard swirl around him, celebrating the start of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Chatterton has cultivated the […]

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