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“A piercingly stunning new work...A play devoted to various manifestations of seeing...Webb creates a fiercely winning twosome, one so very tender and satisfying that it is a big part of what makes ‘The Light’ so completely believable and watchable...Exquisite production, directed with an acutely sensitive touch...At times, can seem objective or presentational...In any case, the writing, acting and direction are so substantive and knowing, it hardly matters.” Full Review
“Captivating...All of LaBute’s one acts...deal with at least the proposition of alternative facts...The remarkable thing about these plays is that LaBute is not asking us simply to do our research and compile the facts before weighing in on the external evidence of history. He is instead asking us to mine the direction of our own internal moral compass and, without any coaching or prompting, reject the very notion of anything as tragically destructive as evil or alternative facts.” Full Review
"'Hell' aims to dive low and come up kicking, making spot-on connections between the underworld and such real live mortal threats as Sean Hannity. It’s also appealingly unafraid to invoke Oz-like sentiment in its refusal to grant everybody in its cast a beating, earthly heart...One sometimes wishes the musical had had the faith to pursue more complex and meaningful choices. However, there is plenty on the York stage at present to joyfully defeat the cruelest, most moribund fruitcake." Full Review
“A new, gorgeously lyrical work...The play is missing those elusive moments that allow us to inhabit, however briefly, the internal lives of these people...And while the direction is crisp and energetic in its pacing and choreography, the characters too often resort to screaming...That the play succeeds as often as it does is a tribute both to the production’s formal elements as well as Dickey’s virtuosic abilities with language. Her words ensure that you are irrevocably, helplessly, drawn to... Full Review
“McCraney refuses to settle for a modern, coming-of-age story...He starts there and incorporates—and implicates—the rest of humanity...‘Choir Boy’ succeeds not just because of its words and themes...It is impossible not to be swept away by the soaring, a cappella heights of the show’s songs and its use of complex, explosive dance movement...The production is sumptuously, sensitively directed...This is a play that exquisitely balances light and dark, hope and despair.” Full Review