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"Tiny Kushner"
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lulu belle
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64 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 07 2011

All 4 actors were very good & the plays were very well written; because they were quite intense I think 5 was one too many.

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3 stars
attended Oct 01 2011

I applaud Plaza Black Box Theater for its commitment to providing live theater, usually daring, and often quite exciting. I certainly admire other works by Kushner, but these short plays are not a success, I felt. The acting was mostly spotty, the...continued

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2 stars
attended Oct 20 2011

You have a very clever writer and wonderful actors sharing these 5 mini plays. Unfortunately the writer is so clever that often the point of the interactions are lost in the in the verbalage. My favorite was the last piece where Laura Bush comes...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Sunday performances include post-show talkbacks with the cast.


Directed by David J. Miller Cast: Maureen Adduci, Craig Houk, Kara Manson & Victor Shopov Tiny Kushner includes:

Flip Flop Fly!  — Queen Geraldine of Albania and Lucia Pamela, infamous for her album __Into Outer Space With Lucia Pamela, __meet in the afterlife on the moon.

Terminating or Sonnet LXXV or “Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein” or Ambivalence — Using Shakespeare’s 75th sonnet as a inspiration, the play explores a therapist and her patient who find it hard to quit each other.                __

East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis: a little teleplay in tiny monologues__ -  Inspired by actual events from 1996, the play explores how New York City municipal employees - inspired by mid-western militia groups — attempted to evade paying federal and state taxes by claiming 98 exemptions.  

Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker in Paradise — The highest of the Jewish angels, Metatron, has Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker –  best known as Richard Nixon’s therapist – on the therapy couch in the afterlife.  

Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy — Laura Bush reads Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov to the ghosts of dead Iraqi schoolchildren.  

Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Oscar nomination, an Arts Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Mid-Career Playwright, a Spirit of Justice Award from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, and a Cultural Achievement Award from The National Foundation for Jewish Culture, among many others. Kushner latest full length play, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism & Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures opened in New York at the Public Theatre in May 2011.