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"Remarkable new play...Though it couldn’t have a broader mission statement — give the biography of a city over the course of two-and-a-half decades — it’s the mundane aspects of life that are recognizable touchpoints...If there’s a criticism I have of 'Vilna,' it’s that there are stretches where scenes feel more like beats on a historical timeline...'You must hear this story' could not be more true." Full Review
"The stage version takes a small cinematic curiosity and enlarges it to something bold and unforgettable...Katrina Lenk may as well start making room on her shelf for the awards she’ll accrue...While there is comedy there is, thankfully, not much that’s silly here. It’s also surprisingly apolitical...It stands to reason that the most meaningful moments in this story about musicians are the ones told with silence." Full Review
"Tevye and the shtetl-dwellers of Anatevke sing 'Traditsye.' It couldn’t have sounded more perfect...There were moments that felt less like a musical and more like a séance. The suspension of disbelief went far beyond 'the stage is reality' to 'this auditorium is now a time machine'...Comedian Jackie Hoffman kills as Yente the Matchmaker." Full Review