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NOW ON SALE: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

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NOW ON SALE: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

FIVE WEEKS ONLY! Back by popular demand, tickets are on sale now for the return engagement of Marcus Gardley's hit play X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION, playing Off-Broadway at the Theatre at. St. Clement's, January 14-February 18, 2018


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David Hyde Pierce Stars in One-Night Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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David Hyde Pierce Stars in One-Night Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

PLAYBILL.COM: Tony Winners David Hyde Pierce, John Glover, Harriet Harris, Julie White to Lead A Christmas Carol Benefit Reading

BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
NOV 01, 2017
 
Proceeds from the December reading will go to The Acting Company.

David Hyde Pierce will star as the iconic curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge in The Acting Company’s one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Directed by Joe Dowling, the former artistic director of the Guthrie Theater, the December 11 reading will be presented at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).

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New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration”

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New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Review: Shakespeare Meets Black Power in ‘Caesar/X’

By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

MARCH 21, 2017

It’s not very often that a family show concludes on a stage littered with corpses. But then, there is no way to sugarcoat the brutality of “Julius Caesar,” and this new, abridged production, from the Acting Company, is kid-friendly mostly by virtue of context: It is being presented at the New Victory Theater, where audience members often need booster seats rather than a well-stocked bar.

But the real coup isn’t to make “Julius Caesar” accessible to young theatergoers: It’s to present Shakespeare in repertory with Marcus Gardley’s new play, “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation,” which imagines a trial investigating Malcolm X’s murder — call it a dream-history play. The two shows stand on their own; the juxtaposition is a stroke of curatorial inspiration.

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