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for a previous production "The piece as a whole is stronger in Act II and my suspicion is that’s due in part to the fact that 'Nutcracker Rouge' relies more heavily on its source material and the music of Tchaikovsky in its latter half. With so many sources of inspiration- the narrative of the classic ballet tale grounds the show preventing it from spinning off its axis into a Lady Gaga-Louis XIV-gender-bending-burlesque flavored fever dream." Full Review
"'The Duchamp Syndrome' is a play of unsuspecting, beauty, humor and heart. With theatrical imagination, the piece captures the universal spark of humanity that gives voice to the struggles faced in coping with loss, heartache and dreams deferred...In an age when much has been said about the sustainability of the artist in a New York that sees cultural havens give way to corporate strongholds, 'The Duchamp Syndrome' is a cry against the voices of dissent." Full Review
"For while the play itself enjoyably glides along with chuckles aplenty, even with the fairly obvious musical theatre references, it never quite reaches the gleeful heights of genuine laugh-out-loud-humor. Similarly Carrie’s cancer and the schisms in Steven and Stephen’s relationship are handled with a levity that goes little beyond the surface. What’s left are some occasionally clever jokes and some light food for thought with hints of poignancy. " Full Review
"That’s perhaps the greatest challenge with “slice of life” coming of age pieces: how does one capture all the pain, beauty, excitement and fear of young adulthood and give it dramatic life?..By sharing Quinn and Irene’s story Drimmer is affording the audience the opportunity to think about their own adolescence and reflect where their lives are now that they’ve met adulthood. I only wish the energy of the two lover’s first kiss or Nicole’s drunken exuberance was carried throughout." Full Review