looking back

Happy New Year to all! I want to second Andy in thanking you all for your time and eyeballs.

I may be an end-of-holidays grinch, but I’m not immune to the list-making pull of a year ending and another beginning. Here’s a list of the pieces I’m most glad I saw in 2008, both downtown and otherwise, in no particular order:

  • Elevator Repair Service’s The Sound and the Fury (April Seventh, 1928 ) at NYTW

  • Garden of Earthly Delights at Minetta Lane – still running through March 1, go go go!
  • Blasted at Soho Rep
  • The TEAM’s Particularly in the Heartland – and I’m crazy excited for the NY premiere of their new piece Architecting, both at UTR and PS122
  • Sibyl Kempson’s Crime or Emergency at Soho Rep (update: Dixon Place! thanks, early-onset Alzheimer’s)
  • Rupert Goold’s Macbeth at BAM
  • Radiohole’s Anger/Nation at The Kitchen
  • Adding Machine at Minetta Lane
  • 1927’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at PS122
  • Ivo Van Hove’s Opening Night at BAM
  • Mike Daisey’s If You See Something, Say Something at Joe’s Pub
  • Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce at St Ann’s

What a year! Now the APAP rush and more.  Here’s to a prosperous 2009!

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