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“Tour de force solo play...Phillips’ charismatic, engaging, and switches into any accent and language with relative ease...Overall, ‘17 Border Crossings’ is great at putting the viewer in the shoes of The Passenger...The show isn’t confusing and or hard to follow. It’s engaging where such an information dump could have felt boring...But in the last 10 minutes...the show takes a wistful turn during the Mexican border crossing...It would have been better to end the show with reality.” Full Review
"Even coming from Close, this third-person narration is a little clumsy…After this clunkiness, the play recovers and soars to heavenly heights…The play deftly tackles class differences. Isabelle interacts with Nicole, a lady of the court…These scenes are much more effective than the predictable fights between Joan’s brother Pierre and her father…‘Mother of the Maid’ is a necessary play…It forces us to contemplate what other mothers of famed martyred figures we’re forgetting." Full Review
"‘Lula Del Ray’ shattered the perceptions of what theatre should and can be…By combining these mediums, ‘Lula Del Ray’ is able to accomplish feats that theatre can’t. The audience is inserted into Lula’s dizziest daydreams, and the line between fantasy and reality is blurred…Although traditional theatre still is a magical art form, this combination of film and stage tells Lula’s story more effectively than a typical stage show would." Full Review
“Bean paints a realistic portrait of a grief-stricken man…The show is relatively tight…but it does meander...when Calvin reflects on his married life. Time is very fluid, which does seem to hold true to memory…Foglia didn’t necessarily need to mark each passage of time with a wig and costume change, which slow down the action…’About Alice’ is a love letter to Alice…Although the viewer might empathize with Trillin and his loss, in the end the death of Alice is not very impactful.” Full Review
"As the assured and rash monarch, Zenzi Williams upends theatergoers’ expectations in director Robert O’Hara’s funny, shocking, slightly uneven 'Henry V'...O’Hara’s treatment of the French court is very heavy-handed...The actors muddle Shakespeare’s verses with overdramatic French accents...O’Hara’s interpretation of the ending is jarring, in a good way...A powerful ending and a timely commentary on what admired male rulers turn out to be, and for that alone, it’s worth seeing." Full Review
"Although this musical isn’t particularly groundbreaking, it’s fun...'A Bronx Tale' hits on classical Broadway tropes to mostly positive results...'A Bronx Tale' is best during its ensemble numbers...It’s at its worst when Menken and Slater ply on the sentimentality. Certain songs are way too cheesy and seem old-fashioned in a bad way, but the fun characters and unexpected plot twists, which go against the conventions of many mob movies, show why this tale continues to take on new forms." Full Review