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"Though 'Give ’Em Hell, Harry!' was written more than 40 years ago and toured back then with James Whitmore in the title role of President Harry S Truman, the play sounds to 2018 ears to have been written last week as a reproach to the current holder of that job. And all without mentioning his name...What gives his production its sharp edge is Truman’s warnings about the potential for abuse of power and publicity that he saw in the highest offices of the land." Full Review
"Kasper recounts how she staggered through an online dating death march of Mr. Wrongs. Her war stories are mostly horrifyingly funny...What keep '45 Coffee Dates' from being simply an elongated stand-up comedy routine are her stories that swerve into the heartbreaking...And just when it seems as if her comic misery will go on forever, the play swerves again, this time into a happy world where her dreams actually do come true. She earns them." Full Review
“An innovative meme-ification of the modern classic...The play still tells the story of the Prozorov sisters...But ‘TaRaRaBOOM’ adds energy and dark humor to Chekhov’s tragicomedy...The best performances are the ones that capture the distinctive voices of Chekhov’s characters...The production would benefit from some fine-tuning...Despite the liberties taken and the helium injected into the play, ‘TaRaRaBOOM’ still manages to arrive at Chekhov’s heartbreaking ending.” Full Review