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"Tyler's small, exquisitely observed and rendered 'Some Old Black Man' lets no one off the hook...The driving force of the play is the different ways in which the two men experienced white hatred...The staging is so intimate that you will feel like you could reach down and grab a spoonful of that yogurt parfait. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the authenticity of the dialogue and the skill of the performers. In this particular play, it is a very good thing indeed." Full Review
for a previous production “Forget everything you have assumed about ‘Handbagged’...It is different, and better...Buffini has elected to turn this high-stakes drama into a comedy — and more than that, a meta-comedy, in which the fourth wall is not only breached but burned to the ground...It would be easy for such arch stuff to become tiresome after a while. The remedy is not merely good acting - but direction which makes the production more like a magic act than a play...It is simply smashing.” Full Review
for a previous production "Aside from minor flaws the text is funny and provocative, the performances are first-rate, and the technical work is spot-on. Obviously, not everyone who reads this review is a Christian, and although Lewis’ raison d’être, in this and other works, is to make Christianity plain to all, this meditation on good and evil, on virtue and vice, and, particularly, on smugness, will have value to practitioners of all religions, and of none." Full Review
for a previous production "What is so frustrating is that every part of the play works, but fully assembled, it is at war with itself...Notwithstanding Joanna Settle’s canny direction, and fine performances by the cast, it does not hang together. The characters are authentic, the dialogue is authentic, the stories are authentic, but there is no through line, and the play’s dénouement seems like just another left turn in the narrative, rather than a satisfying catharsis." Full Review
for a previous production "The staging is impeccable, the acting is first-rate, the script is amusing and, to the extent you can say this about a play which has Hitler, Freud, Lucifer and Pope Francis talking to each other, historically accurate. Then why did I walk out of ‘Martin Luther on Trial’ so dissatisfied? In the end, it may be for the same reason Gertrude Stein didn’t like Oakland: there’s no there there." Full Review
for a previous production "Some companies perform "Two Gentlemen of Verona" for no more than its historical position as an early – perhaps the earliest – Shakespeare play, which shows themes which will appear in later, better plays. Fiasco Theater has a better idea: a clear, simple production which poses a possible answer to the Two Gents dilemma…one which issues a profound commentary on the nature of love." Full Review