Dominic P. Papatola

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Reviews (3)
Midtown W

for a previous production "Transgressive yet accessible, it's a script and a staging that you're likely to be talking about long after the curtain rings down...It's muddy from a plot perspective, and it's filled with characters who offer plenty to dislike. For all that, though, 'Hir' is slyly inviting and engaging in a wry manner that sneaks up on you...'Hir' is a challenging play. But it's also an enjoyable one. Equal parts chronicle and critique, it's a very smart, prescient story that both merits and rewards the br... Full Review

Nice Fish

for a previous production "Ultimately, there's not enough narrative or character exploration to make 'Nice Fish' a wholly satisfying experience, and the show doesn't justify its two-and-a-half-hour running time. Still, there's a lot of pleasure in watching Rylance and Lichtscheidl work with and against each other…Together, the two men offer a joint performance that elicits laughter and contemplation. If the whole of 'Nice Fish' doesn't fill its stringer quite as well, it's still a pretty decent evening on the frozen w... Full Review

for a previous production "Rothstein’s telling of the tale accurately captures the nave giddiness with which these young men went to war in the autumn and the gut-churning reality that set in when it became clear that they would not, as promised, be home by Christmas Day...The real-life telling gets depth, texture and additional historical context from the songs, which are masterfully delivered by Cantus...A powerful and lovely story about an ugly time in human history." Full Review