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“Unfortunately, the play’s approach to Holliday’s story is disappointingly uninspired. It’s a shame, since her life story is fascinating...The story hits all the expected beats, but the vignettes themselves rarely rise above basic exposition of biographical details, with little room for genuine dramatic expansion...Burns, an extremely talented and funny actress in her own right, falls short of completely embodying her, but through no fault of her own. She still gives a charming and grounded p... Full Review
"DeCrane’s script is well-constructed and engaging, and her dialogue is snappy, if not particularly witty...Director Kevin Kittle makes inspired use of the small space,..’Bitter Greens’ bills itself as a satire of privilege, but it pulls its punches...DeCrane touches on rich topics... but shies away from delving into them...Ultimately, ‘Bitter Greens’ ends up serving a smoothie most of us have drunk our fill of already — and not nearly bitter enough.” Full Review
"Farber uses Strindberg’s framework to elegantly probe the psychological wounds of post-apartheid South Africa, and the characters don’t pull any punches in their attempts to get under each others’ skin...Adaptation is a tricky art, and the script does occasionally slip into overly obvious statements of its themes. However, for the most part, 'Mies Julie' is able to evoke and heighten the spirit of the original into a forbidding, startling night of theater." Full Review