Claudia La Rocco

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Reviews (5)
Alison's House
East Village
The New York Times

"I could do with less of Glaspell the sentimentalist, and might wish for a production with a somewhat lighter touch. But it’s fascinating and important nonetheless to be given this backward glance — to see what hasn’t changed, as much as what has." Full Review

West Village
The New York Times

for a previous production "Mr. Scammell is not alone in his compelling and charismatic performance. The entire production is sturdily wrought, and if the many threads Ms. George ambitiously tries to weave don’t always come together, they nonetheless hold you in a disturbing grip. The impossible conceit of her play is ultimately easier to swallow than the impossible actions with which she, and we, try to grapple." Full Review

Angel Reapers
Midtown W
The New York Times

for a previous production "While the purity-carnality dichotomy is an understandable draw for a director, it’s a rather obvious and reductive one, lending itself to overwrought dialogue and overheated emoting. Passions run high, et cetera. Far more engrossing and nuanced are Ms. Clarke’s movement investigations...The body works out — or at least gets closer to — what the mind cannot. Ms. Clarke’s choreographic interpretation of a community of striving people, by turns supportive and vicious, is a stirring one." Full Review

The New York Times

"Ms. Hopkins is marvelously good and sympathetic company; artfully plain, her sung and spoken meditations on the agony of creation come as a relief to those who have faced the same difficulties to see something through...I found myself wondering what 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!' might do if it weren’t quite so charming...It’s fun to watch Ms. Hopkins talk about going off the rails. What would happen if, onstage, she did the same?" Full Review

The New York Times

for a previous production "Not all of the performers are physically at ease, and the dance routines that accompany several sung scenes, feel awkwardly inserted. Still, this cast is adroit, and good company for two hours. But if 'Love in the Time of Cholera' doesn’t lag, it also doesn’t especially lodge in the mind. The various loves (thwarted, married, sexual, etc.) are too narrowly depicted, and too tangentially connected to sociopolitical themes, to attain the sweeping expansiveness of Mr. Márquez’s writing." Full Review