Robert Israel

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Reviews (2)
Machine de Cirque
Midtown W
The Arts Fuse

for a previous production "While there is much to commend about this production, surely there must be theatergoers who yearn for more choices...During a ninety-minute performance, the troupe’s members infuse considerable amounts of joy into episodes of controlled mayhem, even if the first fifteen minutes or so seems more like a warmup...Yes, yet another circus show has come to town with players who display nimble athleticism in all its cheeky glory." Full Review

The Arts Fuse

for a previous production "Lepage draws on electronics to enhance rather than dominate his powerful approach to storytelling...And while the show explores the political, historical, and cultural ramifications of this centuries-old racism, '887' does not pander to victim mentality polemics...There are several stretches of tedium during the play’s two hours. The script could benefit greatly from trimming...That said, there are scenes that provide moments of Lepage’s distinctive radiance." Full Review