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Theatre: Off-Broadway

What Rhymes with America


Nov 19, 2012 – Dec 30, 2012


Wednesdays–Saturdays (8pm)

Sundays (3pm)


Linda Gross Theater

336 W 20th St




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Nothing rhymes with "America," as a one of the characters readily admits in this wryly funny but poignant family drama. Written by Melissa James Gibson, who's nabbed pretty much every young playwrights award, and directed by the in-demand Daniel Aukin, What Rhymes with America brings together a motley assortment of characters: a recently divorced, middle-aged dad (Chris Bauer, known for leading roles on HBO's True Blood and The Wire), his daughter, and two women stumbling over the gap between their aspirations and their lives. Gibson's talent — especially for dialogue — is undeniable, and the acting skillfully illuminates the small disappointments that propel this play into something quietly profound.

Alyssa Alpine, Flavorpill