Author Archives: Theresa Basile

Blog PostsThe Five Stages of Grieving Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1. Denial No. No. NO. A THOUSAND TIMES NO. MAN FALLING OFF CLIFF GOING “NOOOOOOOOO!” Not now. Not her. Not after everything else that’s happened this year. Not with COVID, the country being on fire, and the wide range of … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWriting About Writing

Writing. It’s my favorite thing to do and I hate it. I don’t think there’s anything that makes me feel more complete than finishing a piece that I’m really proud of. But how often do I feel proud of something? … Continue reading

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessJane’s Memorial

Sometimes comedy gives us an opportunity to explore painful experiences, such as the loss of a friend. Please “Jane’s Memorial,” my sketch that was part of Magnet Theater’s tri-annual Ringers show.

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Novels, Fiction & SillinessMy Presidential Platform, As Prepared By My Seventh-Grade Self

Readers, after much consideration, I have decided to run for President of the United States. I know I have many competitors in this wide field, but I offer a unique level of preparedness that no other candidate – not even … Continue reading

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ArticlesSin and Justice in Spicy Witch Productions’ Seventh Season

(This review was originally published on Manhattan with a Twist on May 17, 2019.) What is sin? This is a question that Spicy Witch Productions explores with their two plays in repertory, an “audacious cut” of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the premiere of The … Continue reading

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Blog PostsThe Unearned Heel Turn in “Game of Thrones”

When you follow a story for a long period of time, it can be difficult to separate expectations from reality. Game of Thrones is a story with over twenty years of buildup if the books are taken into consideration, and almost … Continue reading

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Blog PostsWhat Comes Next on Game of Thrones?

The long-awaited Battle of Winterfell in Games of Thrones has come and gone. There was less bloodshed than expected, fans everywhere lost money in their “which characters are going to die?” pools, and a powerful musical score almost made up … Continue reading

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ArticlesA Review of Strange Sun Theater’s “Wickedest Woman”

(This piece was originally published on Manhattan with a Twist on January 22, 2019.) A modern audience that sees the world premiere of Wickedest Woman during its run at the WP Theater will know abortion as a controversial topic. The morality of … Continue reading

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ArticlesReview: “Life x3,” the Universe, and Everything

(This piece was originally published on Manhattan with a Twist on November 30, 2018.) In the new production of Yasmina Reza’s Life x3 by the New Light Theater Project, the host of a disastrous dinner party (Henri) laments the insignificance of human … Continue reading

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ArticlesA Review of “Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon”

(This piece was originally published on Manhattan with a Twist on November 27, 2018.) Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon, playing through December 2nd with the Strangemen Theatre Company at 59E59 Theaters, is the first full-length play by Scott Aiello. A note … Continue reading

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