Jessica Rizzo

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Reviews (3)
This Was The End
East Village
The Theatre Times

“What 'This Was The End' lacks in structure it makes up for in auratic power...An unusual memory play featuring authentic living and inanimate pieces of downtown performance history...This is highly fertile ground that might have been more assiduously cultivated...The production is a little too in love with the delightfulness of its own technological possibilities, and the dramaturgy gets buried. The performers, accomplished as they are, get trampled by the tech.” Full Review

The Theatre Times

"Shawn is not so starry-eyed as to believe that the theater can save us from the increasing social isolation and economic precarity...Shawn is perhaps the most cynical American playwright working today, and also perhaps the most important. He specializes in splattering the tastefully appointed habitats of the haute bourgeois with blood, making rudely visible the violence undergirding the broad-mindedness, compassion, and refinement cherished by the likes of us East Coast liberal elites." Full Review

The Theatre Times

"By relating 'Returning To Reims' back to a very particular reality, the production obliquely calls on all of us in the audience to consider our own places in the complex networks of domination that prop up global capitalism...With actual political discourse in our own country suffering from such unprecedented erosion, a piece of political theater as eloquent and elegant as 'Returning To Reims' is a great gift and a rare, welcome appeal to what is best in us." Full Review