Elizabeth Ann Foster

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Reviews (21)
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Front Row Center

Score: 75%. "From where I sat, 'Where We Stand' was lackluster and at times intimidating in spite of a powerful performance." Full Review

Front Row Center

Score: 85%. "An interesting Canadian perspective of American events during the Baby Boomer years that leaves a dizzying exhausting effect and many questions and stories unfinished." Full Review

Front Row Center

Score: 92% "A riveting, powerful tragedy where right and wrong collide and truth prevails just in time. An engaging marvelous dramatization of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama." Full Review

Front Row Center

Score: 85%. "Written by Elizabeth Ann Foster From the moment you turn into an alcove and enter St. Luke's theatre it is fun. Fellow theatre goers are dressed in Star Wars gear including the iconic Princess Leia hair style. It felt like you were at a private party. Last time I was at St. Luke's Theatre was […]" Full Review

The Independents
Midtown W
Front Row Center

Score: 80% "Natasa Babic as ground-breaking American artist Mary Cassatt and André Herzegovitch as the renowned Edgar Degas presented a delightful biopic of their relationship and artistic travails set in late nineteenth century Paris." Full Review

Front Row Center

“Overall the story line is hard to follow...The choice of accompanying music by 20th century composer Britten held minimal if any correlation to Andersen...The high note of the performance is countertenor Daniel Moody...While is overall musical presence was commanding, his interpretations of Henry Purcell’s works were particularly impressive. Powerful diction, pathos, artistry, and beauty were presented....'Hans Christian Andersen' needs to be revisited another time when more developed.” Full Review

Front Row Center

"A one-woman, true story, one act play, or a 90-minute therapy session. The actor tells the story first person. Only first person. No one else’s account but of Maddie Corman. This is commendable. Painstakingly it is clear she can only speak to and answer questions about what she knows firsthand and has experienced...This is a heart wrenching journey (don’t you hate that expression Maddie asks the audience) through an unimaginable addiction." Full Review

State of the Union
East Village
Front Row Center

“Music recordings from the era are delightful and add much to set the scenes. This production promotes robust democratic republic discussion and is as relevant today as it was in 1945...Grab your favorite Republican, Democrat, or Independent and head over to see the 'State of the Union' for some political satire, human nature, American politics and comedy...Get out and see this production.” Full Review

Mies Julie
East Village
Front Row Center

“Broken dreams, unrequited love, sadness, and tragedy. Chevannes’ performance makes it all worthwhile. Yaël Farber’s adaptation of the classic August Strindberg 'Miss Julie' is both an insightful character portrayal and unrelenting opponent of social mores concomitant to apartheid. It requires a strong cast to sustain 70 minutes of stress and heartache." Full Review

Front Row Center

"It is an intense performance. It is raw, intimate, and inescapable...The audience and actors reach a level of involvement and critical thinking that other plays rarely achieve. No one is bored during this tumultuous ride...All three characters are masters of their respective crossroad they are at: religion, war, relationships, mental health, and human suffering." Full Review

Slave Play
East Village
Front Row Center

“A must see...The universal theme of what initially attracts a couple and what it takes to create a mutually satisfying relationship is explored through the lens of four couples. At times comedic with heart wrenching raw emotion interspersed, as these couples who really care for each other, struggle to make sense of it all...’A Slave Play,’ a double entendre is about slaves and at the same time a highly sexually charged innuendo conveying a message that would be offensive to state directly.” Full Review

Tumacho (2020)
East Village
Front Row Center

Score: 75%. "You know something is up when there is a stuffed coyote on the bar upon entry to Connelly Theater...Enter the theater which transforms into a saloon with…" Full Review

The Sabbath Girl
Midtown E
Front Row Center

Score: 85%. "A truly NYC love story that is both contemporary and timeless. Take it from this former goya shiksa converted Orthodox Jew, your Friday nights will have new meaning." Full Review

Border People
Midtown W
Front Row Center

Score: 93%. "Must see theatre for the most important policy issues of our day - IMMIGRATION. You will leave the theatre with more questions. Stunning truths." Full Review

The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Front Row Center

Score: 88% "Kit Goldstein Grant's new musical represents the first main state production for IndieWorks Theatre Company. Tap your foot to her catchy score of wonderfully whimsical music and clever lyrics set in a child's magical imaginative 1869 world of P. T. Barnum and a strange petrified giant." Full Review

Plano
East Village
Front Row Center

“Three sisters...reminisce over 30 years of their lives on their front porch in Dallas...Simple premise. Not so simple next hour as things are not what they seem...There is a plot twist...Pay close attention. This is fast moving. As the audience left the theater, they tried to figure out what had just transpired. Fasten your seat belts and get ready to laugh and be surprised...You will love the play.” Full Review

The Bigot
Midtown W
Front Row Center

“The stereotype of our bigot is a tad cliché and dated. Instead of an Archie Bunker it might have been interesting to see a black male hating privileged whites. Update the scenario to 2020 rather than setting an 80’s reprise. 'The Bigot' has a Disney-like fairy tale non-believable ending...A longer drawn out version of the sitcom ‘All in the Family’ without as many one liners and authenticity. A good reality check as to how far we have come.” Full Review

Vilna
Midtown W
Front Row Center

"'Vilna' is an emotionally draining depiction of atrocities for a human being to see, hear, and witness...It is rare to hear an audience gasp in New York City – especially in theatre. During a palpable, unexpected, and raw scene between German officers there was a collective gasp with one patron screaming out. Filing out of the theater Fuchs said, 'Please tell a friend, we can never forget.'" Full Review

God Shows Up
Midtown W
Front Row Center

for a previous production “A compelling and entertaining existential romp through dogma, philosophy, and the meaning of life. Fun surprises, plot twists and one liners abound! It’s a fun night out that will have you talking...’God Shows Up’ is great ecclesiastical fun and delightfully examines humankind’s favorite life questions. Nietzsche would give it 5 stars and I too highly recommend it, even if God frowns at audiences that have to pay admission – indulge!” Full Review

Betty and the Belrays
East Village
Front Row Center

"I heartily recommend this musical. It’s full of pleasant surprises as it prompts one to think." Full Review

Front Row Center

“A music lovers’ delight, the play uses world class musicians, visual art and narrative to explore the Maestro’s life...The scenes are cleverly designed to follow the world-renowned conductor...The string quartet utilized in the play effectively conveyed the Maestro’s passion and suffering...The Maestro’s passion for music is encapsulated in every nuance of the play...’Maestro’ reminds us the power we all have, and the difference an individual can make.” Full Review