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New Aziza Barnes and Adam Seidel Plays Are Featured in Our Critics' Weekly Faves

Plus, you now have a chance to see Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy in its entirety at Irish Repertory Theatre.

With so much great theater in New York City, you might need a little help deciding what to see this week. We've got you covered!

Here you'll find a list of standout shows that our TM critics consider especially worth your time. They're all top productions that you definitely won't want to miss.

Click on the title of a show to learn more and purchase tickets.


BLKS

Antoinette Crow-Legacy, Paige Gilbert, and Alfie Fuller star in BLKS.
(© Deen van Meer)

"Unvarnished and totally uninhibited, this New York debut at MCC is hilarious in the most uncomfortable ways.... [Aziza] Barnes's lack of fear as a writer is what makes BLKS a particularly joyous experience." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.


Original Sound

Jane Bruce and Sebastian Chacon star in Original Sound.
(© Russ Rowland)

"Original Sound raises the uncomfortable truth that all culture is appropriated from somewhere else before being remixed and rebranded into something 'original.'" Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.


Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy, now playing in repertory at Irish Repertory Theatre, which includes:

The Shadow of a Gunman

James Russell and Michael Mellamphy star in The Shadow of a Gunman.
(© Carol Rosegg)

"Under the confident direction of Ciarán O'Reilly, this faithful staging of O'Casey's first masterpiece is as excellent a production of the play as you're ever likely to see." Read Pete Hempstead's full review here.

Juno and the Paycock

Maryann Plunkett and Ciarán O'Reilly star in Juno and the Paycock.
(© Carol Rosegg)

"Performed by a dynamic cast led by Ciarán O'Reilly and Maryann Plunkett, [director Neil] Pepe's take feels fresh and relevant while remaining faithful to O'Casey's nearly 100-year-old play." Read Pete Hempstead's full review here.

The Plough and the Stars

Michael Mellamphy, Sarah Street, Harry Smith, and Robert Langdon Lloyd star in The Plough and the Stars.
(© Carol Rosegg)

"One of the theater's foremost antiwar playwrights, [Sean] O'Casey is unsparing in his depiction of violence in The Plough and the Stars, and Irish Repertory Theatre has produced [O'Casey's Dublin] trilogy in three equally unsparing and masterfully executed productions that convey the horror of armed conflict and the animalistic human folly that precipitates it." Read Pete Hempstead's full review here.


For more suggestions, visit our Broadway listings page here and our off-Broadway listings page here.

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