Megan Lohne

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Reviews (20)
80
NY Theatre Guide

"The caliber of the evening continued improving and morphing into something quite special...It was a collection of shorts that is very much speaking to the call of right now. As we’re struggling to define ourselves and we worriedly fear losing funding or being allowed to happily celebrate our differences, 'The Other Plays' grandly lets their voices be heard – and what a fun, wonderful voice it is." Full Review

90
NY Theatre Guide

"A high-octane, swiftly hysterical, well-crafted experience. A mash-up of rap, hip-hop, and characters that never say die, it is a super-smart, irresistible way to talk about war...But it’s not a musical–it’s a play and an experience, and originally theatrical. So, I tip my hat to 'Vietgone,' precisely and well-directed by May Adrales, who has found the right tone and color to make this extremely engaging." Full Review

90
NY Theatre Guide

"There were some truly wonderful scenes in this piece that highlighted the naïve innocence of the 19th century...Director Kathi E.B. Ellis has accomplished something truly exciting as she has cobbled together all of the sentiments of this piece into a powerfully directed evening of theatre...'Alice in Black and White' will make you laugh, wonder, and want to know more about the elusive and powerful Alice Austen." Full Review

90
NY Theatre Guide

"A high-octane nightclub musical that you leave still feeling the reverb of the evening in your chest...Directed by Rupert Goold, 'American Psycho' doesn’t give you a moment to breath...Oft times it was unclear of the true tone of the show, one half pulling toward the absurd, and the other wanting to explore Bateman’s earnest drops of needy humanity. It is this extraordinary sense of disconnect that works...A darkly funny romp into a decade not yet forgotten." Full Review

95
NY Theatre Guide

for a previous production "This high octane take-no-prisoners production is a fun, inviting show that is artfully done, and well, sensible…This production has done a brilliant job of turning an otherwise quiet love story into an amped up music video with relatable twists and turns...It has passion, intrigue, and bravado enough for ten Austen plays. Eric Tucker has done a brilliant job of staging this piece in the round...Kate Hamill’s interpretation and doubling of the roles works to perfection." Full Review

80
NY Theatre Guide

"A hip retelling of the classic comedy...The company on a whole has done a good job of framing the verse so that it’s accessible to most audiences and has found the buffoonery and humor in the nuances of the text. Offline combines music, comedy, and solid classical performance to make the evening a memorable jaunt into a classical tale." Full Review

95
NY Theatre Guide

"James Earl Jones and Cecily Tyson are an absolute delight as they spar whimsically over their cards. Both getting older themselves, they haven’t lost any theatrical spice...Effortless and sincere, this is a production to be seen, you’ll hardly even realize any time has passed and the curtain call comes almost as quickly as you’ve taken you’re seat. I dare you not to have a pumpkin grin from ear to ear as Jones and Tyson take their curtain call." Full Review

75
NY Theatre Guide

"The scenes are mixed and the chronology of the play can at times be confusing...'Araberlin' is trying to say so many things at once that it may benefit from a simpler production and better pacing. It is simultaneously horrifying and overwhelming, tugging at the heartstring of a generation that can no longer trust and diagnosing our greatest fears that in ridiculing our neighbor simply because of his or her ethnic background, the terrorists have indeed won." Full Review

95
NY Theatre Guide

"There is something remarkably effective about 'Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait.' It doesn’t beat you over the brow with anti-war messages yet it is a telling parable about the unnecessary dangers and listlessness of war. Instead, it speaks to our fear of what it means to die and furthermore, why we all want so much to be alive. Beautifully written and haunting, it is worth making the trip." Full Review

80
NY Theatre Guide

"'Cool Hand Luke' is an evening of introspective Southern storytelling. It aches and hopes in the way that only a dirty sense of desperation can preach. You’ll wish for Luke what he can never wish for himself, and in the long run, that’s all you can hope for." Full Review

80
New York Theatre Guide

"A timeless tale…Two parts ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and one part Tennessee Williams…Koch inhabits this character with a gruffly sad gravitas that is part teddy bear, part dangerous, and quite honest. His scenes with coworker and fellow gravedigger Gizzer are perhaps the most captivating…These moments felt effortless…If you have an opportunity to see ‘The Gravedigger’s Lullaby,’ I highly recommend you do. It has highly relatable moments, some of joy and deep desperation.” Full Review

85
NY Theatre Guide

for a previous production "Ahlin and Mullen are friends in life and have specifically developed this piece together...The play began through their love of the game and grew into a profound and heart-wrenching play. The work is evident and the two gel together on stage with an ease that can only come from years of camaraderie and mutual respect. 'ChipandGus' is funny, real, sad, and surprising...If you’re passionate about ping pong or simply an evening of human connection, look no further." Full Review

80
NY Theatre Guide

“New work that, in true off-off fashion, is pushing the boundaries and buttons of our thoughts...Some highly absurd, others sadly relatable, and most will pull at a heartstring or two…A well-paced night of new work with offerings from a neurotic cockroach in a wild post modern snapchat to love, life, and the pursuit of maybe ending up alone with a cat eating your face...It’s worth bringing an awkward date too because they most definitely have a bar and a lot of excellent work to boot.” Full Review

75
NY Theatre Guide

"This experimental jaunt through something that feels mostly like a 'Twilight Zone' episode employs existentialism, moments of the absurd, and swelling dramatic music to birth this quirky evening of suspense...If you’re interested in an evening of thought-provoking work that challenges the confines of story and what’s comfortable, 'Rhinbecca, NY' is indeed the play for you. However, if you’re not predisposed to challenging and nonlinear events this may be a bit of a stretch." Full Review

70
NY Theatre Guide

"'Gigantic' is a fun night, although at times a bit confused and wandering – you forget because you’re laughing at a multitude of cliches. Somewhat heavy-handed, the story could go further to get to the honest nugget of why camps like these still even exist, but it was never lacking in the entertainment category." Full Review

90
NY Theatre Guide

for a previous production "Mixing melodic ballads with hard rap and surprising choreography it’s an evening that will educate, enlighten, and allow you to have a theatrical experience all at the same time. Having worked on the project over ten years, the group has found their stride. It’s two hours of high paced pondering that will make you laugh, think, and silently wonder what secrets are kept and the casualties they reap." Full Review

85
New York Theatre Guide

"For anyone who hasn’t seen 'Cloud Nine,' it is worth experiencing this play for the first time and for those who have, it is an enchanting production to witness. Although the content and issues presented in the piece may not leave you on 'cloud nine,' they will leave you thinking, and maybe discovering an honest nugget of truth about yourself that you were too scared to see." Full Review

90
NY Theatre Guide

"Happy Days is not a play for everyone. It takes it’s time demonstrating the rules of existence that can be at times unnerving with little punches of laughter. It is worth making a trip to The Flea if just to see Adam’s performance. It slowly crawls under your skin and emotionally smacks you in the back of the head. Shaloub is excellent in his smatterings of stage time." Full Review

95
NY Theatre Guide

"The performance is tremendously engaging. There is always something so relatable about a generational tale that links together the politics of a time period and the necessity of the human heart...The play is a wonderful comment on the politics of life and how we learn to use the little gestures to make much larger waves. Fascinating and well conceived, 'The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek' is a must see." Full Review

85
NY Theatre Guide

"'A Queen For A Day' is a great night out for anyone who loves to quote the line 'I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.' It’s even a riveting play about identity and what it means to truly love. You’ll leave the theatre contemplating the real meaning of family and not in a Hallmark Christmas movie way." Full Review