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Review: 2nd Story's uproarious The Good Doctor
Neil Simon may not be the most subtle of playwrights, too often tempted beyond endurance to go for the gag at the expense of motivation.
When Neil met Anton
| April 01, 2011
Review: 2nd Story's darkly funny Kimberly Akimbo
Ironic, isn't it, how in the theater less can be so much more? Digital derring-do may have turned Brad Pitt into an aging Benjamin Button on film, but that's lazy trickery next to what's accomplished in David Lindsay-Adaire's Kimberly Akimbo , now ons
Quickly aging here
| October 15, 2010
Considering that Alan Ayckbourn may be the most staged living English playwright besides Shakespeare, as some accounts declare, why isn't he produced more often in American theaters?
2nd Story fulfills its Comic Potential
| February 05, 2010
Laugh to keep from crying
Rarely did a play arrive with better timing than You Can't Take It With You , the joyfully optimistic paean to the American spirit that earned its Pulitzer in 1936, when the country was licking the wounds of collective Depression.
Timeless optimism in You Can't Take It With You
| July 17, 2009
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The Front Page 's timeless fun at 2nd Story
Breaking news: timeless fun at 2nd Story
| January 28, 2009
The 2nd Story troupe roasts all of the chestnuts here in fine style, clichéd characters deliciously recognizable.
The pleasantly diverting Beaux’ Strategem
| July 09, 2008
A brutal world
Orpheus Descending is such an urgent work that you can see how Tennessee Williams allowed an earlier version of it to pop squalling into the world before it was fully gestated.
2nd Story’s Orpheus Descending
| April 02, 2008
2nd Story Theatre is staging Inge’s somewhat sentimental masterwork, Bus Stop , and doing a fine job of it.
2nd Story's skillful Bus Stop
| May 22, 2007
A boy’s life
Adaptations of the character-packed novels of Charles Dickens should be all the rage in post-MTV theater.
A dizzying run through David Copperfield
| November 21, 2006
America has always been in love with colorful, charismatic, high-powered women — it’s just been reluctant to vote them into higher office.
2nd Story’s zesty take on Mame
| January 18, 2006
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