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Mornings at Seven.

Robert Massimi.   When I first saw "Mornings At Seven" at the Lyceum theater in 1980, it was one of my favorite plays. Set in the midwest somewhere never really stated, the year, 1938. The play had charm, great acting and a fantastic set.   1980 saw "Mornings at Seven" win several Tony awards

Around the World in 80 Days.

Robert Massimi. Phileas Fogg , the hero of "Around the World in 80 days, has returned to New York, and is at the New Victory Theater for the next few weeks Laura Eason, playwright has adapted Jules Verne's novel into a fun play for the younger theater

Enter laughing

Robert Massimi. "Enter Laughing" is the funny musical based on a semi- autobiographical life of Carl Reiner. Based on a star struck boy from the Bronx named David Kolowitz(Chris Dwan), the story takes him on his journey as a young, girl crazy high school boy. Much to the chagrin of his

AROUND THE WORLD IN 72 DAYS.

Robert Massimi.   In Scena! Is the Italian Theater Festival put on every year in New York City with KIT - Kairos Italy Theater,  which is an internationally recognized Theater Company in NY. KIT's mission is to spread Italian Culture and to create an Italian Culture Network in order to spread the

“The Bigot”

Robert Massimi.   "Bigot" playing at the Theatre At St. Clement's is a play very similar to the T.V. series "All In The Family ".  There is a big difference, however,  Jim (Stephen Payne), is a smart man and has an answer for his liberal teacher son, Seth when they discuss history.   Jim

“The Poor of New York “

Robert Massimi.   "The Poor of New York " at the Metropolitan Playhouse has it all.... great acting, costumes, direction, lighting as well as staging.   Set in 1837, New York is having a run on many of the banks in New York City. Like another show done in the early 1990's at Metropolitan

“Instructions for American Serviceman in Britain “

Theater Review. Robert Massimi.    In what is a good, good natured play, Brits on Broadway at 59 east 59th street in association with Fol Espoir (foolish hope), Jermyn Street Theater and The Real Mac Guffins, have a real winner in "Instructions for American Serviceman in Britain ".   Fol Espoir  is dedicated

“Socrates ” Theater Review.

Robert Massimi.   I first read and learned about Socrates during my second semester at college.  I loved my philosophy course and enjoyed the writings by Plato about Socrates.  My professor asked us if Plato was actually Socrates and if the book was autobiographical.  He actually thought it was, although history has

“Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie. Theater Review.

Robert Massimi.  " Mrs. Murray's Menagerie" is a play based on six participant's in a survey, a proctor and his assistant. The proctor asks the six adults who have children to asses the childrens program, " Mrs. Murray's Menagerie ".  The show is a 90 minute, intermissionless play that has a

“THE WHITE DEVIL”

"The White Devil" is a marvellously staged play that deals an early modern tragedy,  a type of play in which crime spurs secret retaliation that in turn spurs futher revenge. We see this cycle when Branchiano (Daniel Oreskes), married to Isabella (Jenny Bacon), falls in love with Vittoria, who is

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