Dr. Joy Browne Reviews

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Ruined – Theater Review SYNOPSIS “Ruined”, Lynn Nottage’s lavishly praised drama set in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, is the front-runner for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, industry people are speculating JOY’S REVIEW “Ruined” is a play that …

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Reasons to be Pretty

Reasons to be Pretty – Theater Review SYNOPSIS America’s obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating new play. In reasons to be pretty, Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks …

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The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger – Theater Review SYNOPSIS JOY “The Toxic Avenger” is set in the mythical town of Tromaville, Exit 13B off the New Jersey Turnpike. An aspiring earth scientist, Melvin Ferd the Third, is determined to clean up the …

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Chasing Manet

Chasing Manet – Theater Review SYNOPSIS Primary Stages concludes the 2008-2009 season with the world premiere of the new comedy Chasing Manet by Tina Howe, in which a rebellious painter from a distinguished family in Boston and an ebullient Jewish …

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Irena’s Vow

Irena’s Vow – Theater Review SYNOPSIS A little-known story of heroism is transformed into theatrical hokum in Dan Gordon’s efficiently manipulative drama. JOY’S REVIEW Tovah Feldshuh plays Irena, a young Polish woman who goes to work for the highest rank …

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