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"Perched on the perfect premise for a farce. Unfortunately, the play struggles for cohesion, consistency, and clarity...Had Phillips been more shrewdly selective, focused and tightly structured, much of his catch could have played quite effectively. As it stands, the play struggles between ideas and execution, ultimately thwarting any success as a farce...If Phillips were to revisit the script, he would do well to consider the crossroads of comedy, tragedy, and farce." Full Review
“In the mood for smart, sassy humor delivered by an outstanding a cappella ensemble? Had it with ho-hum holiday dramaturgy? Get thee to Soho. The Kinsey Sicks, America’s favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, has created a holiday musical comedy full of wit, ingenuity and lipstick…Founding member Ben Schatz (Rachel) has penned a treasure trove of facetiously clever lyrics: sophisticated, scatological, bawdy, and shrewd…As fine an a cappella group as any I’ve heard.” Full Review
"Adapter and director, Lori Wolfer Hudson, has (re)created Anton Chekhov’s 'Uncle Vanya' in an unforgettably fresh, riotous, immersive production...Marvelously off-the-wall, this streamlined version of the play is true to the plot. Given that Chekhov’s stories are character-driven, there is no greater testament to the excellence of these actors...'Drunkle Vanya' is inspired brilliance. It is adoringly irreverent, fabulously original and hands-down irresistible." Full Review
"Straightforward depictions tossed together with inventive departures not only forfeit the zeitgeist that defined the times, they marginalize a significant part of recent history and the result is confusion...As flawed as it stands, 'Balls' has a cornucopia of advantages: readily available, vibrant material, excellent staging, sleek choreography and a talented cast. Assiduous editing might take care of the play. The fine team behind the production can certainly take care of the rest." Full Review
“A glorious reminder that sharp theater is alive and kicking...'Invincible’ will make you laugh, break your heart and leave you gobsmacked…Four characters, each one a masterpiece of individuation...Dawn and Alan are two of the most flesh and blood characters I’ve ever encountered...It’s practically impossible to convey the vigor, enthusiasm and inspired comedy of Graeme Brookes. His Alan is a showstopper...Do see this one. It’s the bee’s knees.” Full Review
"Dorepaal brings to life two women so exquisitely individuated that the memory of this magnetic, one-woman play lingers as though performed by a diverse, brilliant cast...'Almost Mata Hari' tackles issues such as loss, betrayal and guilt, but Dorepaal’s wit and timing strike the ideal balance with lightness and laughter. Self-effacing humor, dark comedy, impromptu witticisms and hilarious impersonations add yet more color to this kaleidoscopic tribute to love, truth and creativity." Full Review