Friday, May 13, 2005

THEATER PICKS The Bush Theater production of Mark O'Rowe's HOWIE THE ROOKIE landed at PS 122 in early 2001, but I still remember it vividly. One of the best productions to hit New York that year, it was also one of the most spare: A pair of monologues. Virtually no props. Just talk.

I can't make any guarantees about the revival now in previews at the Irish Arts Center, but if it's anywhere near as polished as was 2001 staging, it'll be a worthwhile evening of theater.

In other theater news, an excellent theater blog (theatre blog?) called The Playgoer has launched.

Full disclosure: It's written by a friend. But even in its first couple of weeks, The Playgoer is already churning out some of the funniest, most candid discussion of the contemporary theater scene you can find on the web or off.

Check it out.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.