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Cherry Smoke

Cherry Smoke

In James McManus’s overwrought play, an amateur boxer (Vayu O’Donnell) cycles from back-alley bouts to prison stints to riverside encounters with his guileless girlfriend, Cherry (Molly Carden). Though Mr. McManus claims steel-town origins, this Working Theater production fetishizes Continue Reading

Carnival Kids

Carnival Kids

(in previews; opens on June 10) After producing Nick Jones’s terrific “Trevor,” Lesser America returns with a new play by Lucas Kavner. Dale, a former rocker, has fallen on hard times and into the small apartment of his adopted son, whom he ensnares in an ethically dubious venture. Continue Reading

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

(previews start on Sept. 9; opens on Sept. 17) The singer-songwriter Bridget Everett doesn’t let a little thing like good taste give her pause. Ms. Everett’s last show, “At Least It’s Pink,” featured a comic song about her own abortion. In this new Joe’s Pub show, Continue Reading

Deliverance

Deliverance

In Godlight Theater Company’s adaptation of James Dickey’s 1970 novel, four businessmen encounter sniper fire and rape in backwoods Georgia. Tautly directed and vigorously performed, the company packs a lot of macho posturing onto a small stage. But if the action is exciting, it’s Continue Reading

Carnaval

Carnaval

Nikkole Salter’s cautionary holiday tale sends three men to Rio de Janeiro for a week of sex tourism. Comi​c​ and tragic by turns, the play is a brash, profane and somewhat contemptuous exploration of black masculinity. If Ms. Salter sometimes takes shortcuts in plotting, she Continue Reading

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

(previews start on Oct. 21; opens on Nov. 11) The actor John Hawkes has a shifty, craggy, fascinating face — not one you would necessarily trust. So you can’t blame Tracie Thoms’s Veronica for doubting Mr. Hawkes’s Hogan as she negotiates a  rental of his dilapidated Continue Reading

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