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"Russell H. Champa’s lighting design makes use of the stage to excellent effect, balancing bright lights with more tempered darkness...'The Light Years' is a heartfelt story of two families, living decades apart, but still dealing with the same fears, hopes, and tragedies. The outstanding performances, as well as the brilliant set design, bring this heartfelt story to life." Full Review
for a previous production "Scrooge is played with funny, spastic vivacity by Andrew Orsie…Kate Hoover is witty and spunky as the Ghost of Spirits Past…While not groundbreaking theatre, ‘The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails’ is a sweet holiday celebration, and has the unique aspect of adding in Christmas cocktails. It’s perfect for a date night in the city, or bringing a group of friends for a more unique theater experience." Full Review
"Davis’ script is a taut piece with moments of sublime language. He is able to aptly show each character’s psyche, their relation to society, and the intense effect Turner’s revolt had on Southern society. Sandberg-Zakian has brought the best out of Brannon and Vickers while also crafting an atmosphere that draws us intimately into their dialogue and relationship. 'Nat Turner in Jerusalem' is a magnificent, powerful play that looks at a violent past that still reverberates into our present." Full Review
“It’s a real accomplishment that the cast effortlessly creates emotion and drama on the stage...Meyyappan’s vivid imagination has created a unique theatrical experience and pushes the boundaries of storytelling into areas untraveled. While a wordless, mimed production may seem filled with limitation, in Meyyappan’s work, they just display how strong of a storyteller he is. ‘Butterfly’ is one of those magical theater pieces that show how imagination can craft theatre." Full Review
"While the actors do the best with the material, Dore and Marcus lack the three-dimensional depth that makes Liana such a fascinating character...The first act breezes by as emotional gut punch meets emotional gut punch...While 'Night Is A Room' boasts a strong performances from its three leads and a top notch set, the second act’s lack of direction muddles it in shock value rather than meaningful narrative and character development." Full Review
"'Fool for Love' features gripping performances, along with a minimalistic set design that knows just how to punctuate the most intense moments with brilliant sound and lighting. If you’re a theatergoer who loves commanding performances focusing on complex characters, this is your play." Full Review
"Director Ross Williams does an excellent job integrating the modern aesthetic without compromising Shakespeare’s original text...His direction electrifies this play so much that it doesn’t feel 400 years old at all. The actors revel in Shakespeare’s witty dialogue and bring out the puns in his writing...A rambunctious, hilarious evening that will make you fall in love with the Bard’s wit all over again, and convert any nonbelievers...For an evening with electric laughs, see this revival." Full Review
"Panettieri’s script is a master class in building character and drawing out tension. The three performances are superb...Director Brenneman does an exceptional job of creating a casual, natural atmosphere at the beginning of the play, and then, gradually, ramping up the tension until a moment of climax...It’s a play where you don’t know what is ever coming next, but it results in a satisfying conclusion that ruminates on friendship, loss, and growing older and apart." Full Review
"'The Jamb' takes an intimate look at two characters caught between eras–their youth and their future...J. Stephen Brantley anchors the center of the play with a nuanced performance...'The Jamb' is a touching character portrait, and a cute romantic comedy...Drake’s direction and Brantley’s electric script create deep, complex characters that are easy to relate to, regardless of your life experiences. Every big emotional note is well-earned, from rejection to arguments to kisses." Full Review
"'The Humans' is a play that, on the surface, seems simple. The family drama isn’t life or death, and most of the play is playful banter at the Thanksgiving table. Yet, powerful performances and a remarkable set design combine to create a true recreation of everyday life on the stage." Full Review
"Ultimately, 'Sylvia' is a hilarious, screwball play with energetic performances. The costumes, set designs, and acting are all on point, crafting a memorable Broadway experience. Director Daniel J. Sullivan has brought A.R. Gurney’s 'Sylvia' to Broadway with colorful fun." Full Review