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“How can a show be so good?!...How can a play be a dance party, a rap battle and at the same time- an intimate story about a son learning to grow up...A theatre spectacle in a hip hop cipher that never stops or falters...The show moves at a lightning pace as it bounces from sketch comedy to religious rites and personal stories...There are not enough praiseworthy words to heap on the ensemble of performers/rappers/dancers/singers/freestylers.” Full Review
for a previous production "The crumbling of power of Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina would be enough to fill several evenings. However, playwright Carmen Rivera meticulously pieces together fragments of his downfall and dramatizes them in such a way that we think not only about the historical context of his late rule in the 1950 - 60’s, but also about how those same behaviors in political power and American influence still occur today the world over." Full Review
for a previous production "Audiences looking for conventional domestic dramas and generic white-yuppie comedies will recoil from this show's imaginative genre elements. But because it is good sci-fi, it's good theater. Rogers and company have hit upon a way of making the usually spectacle-driven genre work excellently onstage. They don't skimp on plot twists and pulp sensation but they bring to the absurd stakes a sense of realism and humanity." Full Review
“While this is not quite a naturalistic production, it is also not quite expressionistic, but lies somewhere between the two, somewhat thematically over-cooked while still showcasing a very capable retelling of a rarely tackled epic…Performances are strong amongst the Mannons…'Mourning Becomes Electra' offers much food for thought, and Target Margin’s production seems to invite its audience past a simple understanding of the story.” Full Review
for a previous production "It's no doubt this is intended as a starring vehicle for Soresi, who acknowledges and pokes fun at his own solipsism throughout; his Woody Allen-style woe-is-me garnering familiar laughs in what started as a stand-up act and could easily be a satisfying one-man show...The stand up segments of this show are strong, and the show moves at an entertaining pace...'<50%' feels especially unfair to Laura, the simultaneously unpresent and omnipresent other half of Gianmarco's story." Full Review