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"Though the actors imbue their performances with humor and great emotional strength, they do not, under Gigi Buffington’s vocal coaching, pull these accents off; my date and I left believing we had seen a play about older Jewish ladies from Long Island." Full Review
for a previous production "This 'Cat' evokes most of that allure, give or take a few fizzles. For those looking to cool off on these scorching summer days with a Tennessee Williams classic, it’s a solid trade." Full Review
"'The Wanderer' doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it present a back story that was begging to be told; Dion’s highs and lows weren’t unique. ... But, call me a sucker for some good doo-wop, I was continuously charmed by this throwback-y musical and its angel-voiced ensemble." Full Review
"Critic's Pick!...Chen shows an innate understanding of the intimacy of small spaces, and of how the clutter strewn about amounts to an intensely personal ecosystem. Here, Ben’s fuzzy neon pillows and “My Little Pony” throw blankets are paraphernalia that can be quickly hidden, should a judgmental outsider arrive." Full Review
"Love doesn’t lean on such grandiose statements here, but he powerfully conveys a paradoxical modern malaise — a sense of unsupervised supervision, where it feels we’re both left to our own devices and under someone’s watchful eye. His 'Soft' is a lovely encouragement to let our guards down, and leave the hardness to our hardships themselves." Full Review
"Succeeds at creating smart, lightly absurdist humor, but misses the mark in its attempt at a revisionist redemption. It doesn’t help that the play is mostly dedicated to its two male characters...We know Shakespeare’s behavior is sexist, so why didn’t Monahon address her critiques directly to the men onstage, in true, anachronistic fashion? Not all is lost, however. Monahon is clearly a gifted comedy writer, and a sweet stage presence, too." Full Review
"Outdoors, barely-staged and, on the night I saw it, plagued by acts of god, this production of “[title of show]” became a paean to the uneasy but hopeful footing upon which we all find ourselves." Full Review