Josephine Cashman

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Reviews (8)
Take One (FringeNYC)
Lower E Side
Theatre is Easy

"'The Ballad of God' is interesting, but it’s long and the pace dawdles; the music is chirpy but uninspired…In 'The Ludovico Technique' the music is gorgeous and inspired…It is far and away the strongest and most moving act of the night…The last piece, 'Intervention!' is comical and all too short…I was sorry it ended so quickly…Director Michael Schiralli does a great job with his terrific cast, and has some inventive and quirky staging…All in all, an enjoyable, quirky evening." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"Holloway keeps the set and staging simple, letting the words take center stage. And Cho does a terrific job, ending on a high, comical note, and showing us that while our society has come a long way, it hasn’t come far enough. It’s a very cunning and subtle show, at times almost too clever for it’s own good; I worry some may miss the satire. That said, the world obviously needs more inclusive casting, more A-List Asian actors, and it certainly needs more Cho." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

“Kaliski’s play is full of poetic, lyrical, and vivid language. The first act is well-paced and taut...The second act starts out strong but quickly slows down and never quite regains momentum...Director Elizabeth Ostler does a terrific job with her actors who expressively bring Kaliski’s words and characters to life. Composer and sound designer Steve Smith complements Ostler’s direction with a haunted, eerie, and heart-breaking score.” Full Review

Theatre is Easy

“Music is rich and opulent...Unfortunately, the piece suffers from a lack of cohesion; at times it feels like a set of loosely connected songs instead of a full story. While the songs themselves are beautiful, the plot is not entirely made clear, and often the supporting characters are not identified. Julia Gannon does a good job directing her actors, but the piece itself feels bare and unfinished, as if another act is missing.” Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"Watching the characters interact is far more entertaining than hearing their overly complicated backstory. As it is, the first act feels long and the cast has trouble handling the weight of their expository history. Happily the play picks up steam in the second act and hits its stride...With more development, I think 'The Sutherby Triplets' will be a play of glorious mayhem and gleeful family dynamics that would make any cast of 'The Real Housewives' proud" Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"'Anonymous Anonymous' is a puzzle of a play...Sofge’s play has an autobiographic feel to it. There are some moments that are loopy and amusing. Others are somber and almost brought me to tears. Sofge’s work has terrific ideas, but they are confusing and muddled...While initially intriguing, it's easy to get lost while trying to follow, or even construct, the timeline, and to figure out where, and when, Dan/Steve is at various points." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

“The play is very self-aware, which serves the piece as the actors are able to laugh with the audience at some of the more absurd plot points. There are many inside jokes about film and theatre, but they are so funny it doesn’t really matter if everyone understands the context or not. The cast is across-the-board great, and with Stevens’ help, they embrace the silliness with gusto and verve...Altogether 'Walken on Sunshine' is a laugh-out-loud funny production.” Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"O’Kane skillfully navigates us though the funny and tragic moments that make up the lives of these two different women, and Sanders and Sirviö both do a terrific job at handling the emotional moments and interior monologues in the play...At times the play itself seems to meander, but Nurmelin creates luminous and appealing characters and an engaging story...'Remember Me' is a beautiful, wistful, and often funny play that I won’t soon forget." Full Review