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On this week’s episode of the new video series: Diep and Jose talk about ‘Jerry Springer the Opera,’ interview Daniel Alexander Jones, and tell you which shows currently playing are worth your money.

Twice a month, on the Token Theatre Friends video series, theatre critics Jose Solís and Diep Tran discuss three shows at three different price points, and then pick the best one for the money.

This week, they discuss the following shows:

High Noon from Axis Theatre Company, a theatrical adaptation of the 1952 Western film about revenge and toxic masculinity (through March 24).

Kings by Sarah Burgess at the Public Theater, about Washington, D.C. lobbyists and the power they have over politicians (running through April 1).

Jerry Springer—The Opera by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas at the New Group, a sung-through version of the infamous “Jerry Springer Show” (running through April 1).

They also interview the fabulous Daniel Alexander Jones about his newest show, Black Light, currently running at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Daniel talks about his drag alter ego Jomama Jones, staying hopeful in Trumpian times, and being inspired by Prince and Sade.

Watch the video here (now with closed captioning!).

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