Day: May 30, 2013

Review: Colin Quinn, “Unconstitutional,” at Barrow Street Theatre

If “Long Story Short” told the story of the rise and fall of every empire, including our own, then Colin Quinn’s new one-man show, “Unconstitutional,” zeroes in on what makes the United States of America so unique and yet not quite immune itself to the perils of contemporary culture and decay. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. For you, as an American, the party is over. Quinn just happens to be the bartender and the counsel we need to hear at last call. Quinn workshopped “Unconstitutional” over the winter at The Creek and The Cave, the Long...

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Review: Trevor Noah, “Born a Crime”

Growing up in South Africa with an African mother and a Swiss-German father, the nation’s prevailing policy of Apartheid at the time meant that Trevor Noah had been “Born a Crime.” That’s the title Noah adopts for his one-man show, “The Racist,” which over the past year he has performed at the grand comedy festivals in Edinburgh (presented by Eddie Izzard) and this spring in Melbourne, and in between in London and across Africa. His off-Broadway run began in New York City earlier this month, and “Born a Crime” is now extended through June 29, 2013, Wednesday through Saturday nights at the Culture Project (45...

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