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"McLaughlin's work examines the way that mental illness can both separate and unite families, and the difficulty of dealing with the heaviness and trauma of living with someone who is mentally disabled." Full Review
"Lucy Fleming and Williams give warm and talented performances, as one can imagine they would, reading from her family’s history and sharing their treasures. It is an evening that takes us back to the lost and sentimental art of letter writing—where one can listen to great lines such as, 'Saying goodbye is a thing one gets worse and worse at with practice.'" Full Review
“A thought-provoking and entertaining new work...Centers on the unsaid, the unfinished and what is known as cellular memory...Cruz’s plot flirts with science fiction...It also toys with the concept of transference...The cast is superb, particularly Nicolas, who delivers an energetic and comical performance: it’s engaging on all levels...Through the dialogue, crisp and fluid, Cruz tells a fascinating story of where humanity really lives and where it ends.” Full Review
"The Barely Methodical troupe works together seamlessly on the physical elements, but they need some fine-tuning for the few speaking moments. Sometimes their voices fail to carry, and it is difficult to understand them. Their storyline is also puzzling...Overall, though, Barely Methodical meshes its content with its form...The team performs extraordinary human feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. Their show merits artistic mastery and precision of execution." Full Review
"Tirado’s craftsmanship includes solid structure, paced well by director Lou Moreno, although the final build-up could be bigger and with more urgency. The characters and world he creates are original and intriguing. The set director, Raul Abrego, has designed a persuasively detailed park down: the realistic stone chess tables, the benches, and a water fountain are wonderful." Full Review
"Though the change from child to animal does lighten the mood and makes Maurice’s actions somewhat more forgivable, some of the plot stretches credibility...It does, however, make the circumstance melodramatic and absurd, which brings out the humor in the play. Aronson has accomplished her goal. The play has witty moments and comic scenes. The absurdism makes for great melodramatic humor as well. The revision keeps the audience focused on its entertaining and engaging story." Full Review
"Donja R. Love's new play, 'One in Two,' captures the truth, humor, pain, love and realism of being a full-fledged human: specifically, a black, gay or bisexual man living with HIV. It's a beautiful, albeit graphic, story of Donté, a community, a life-many lives." Full Review
“Post-traumatic stress disorder, familial conflict, crucifixions and redemption are at the forefront of family conflict in ‘Master of the Crossroads’...The theme of redemption through sacrifice is woven tightly throughout play...The audience gets a glimpse of what the characters are struggling with day-to-day...With these components working harmoniously, ’Master of the Crossroads’ is harsh, dark and eerie to make a point about the poor mental health care that American veterans experience.” Full Review
"With skillful direction by Ciarán O’Reilly, this production delves into the innermost feelings of a woman who is learning about the meaning of life at the last possible moment...Gray does a stellar job of going through the motions with Woman. Scarecrow captures the duality of a lifetime confidant and blunt friend...Carr’s grim script offers little humor...'Woman and Scarecrow' encourages audiences to think about life and the importance of one’s choices." Full Review
"Amy Londyn, who plays Rosie, gives a vivid and soulful performance...The echoes of 'Cabaret,' Kander and Ebb’s classic musical about the rise of Nazism, are never far away...Most of the songs work well with the plot and theme. However, 'To the Beer Hall We All Go,' a number toward the end of the musical, feels out of place...Blowers has cast a highly skilled and talented cast. They deliver the songs and dances with high energy and vibrancy." Full Review
"Guirgis’s unabashedly vulgar play explores themes of love, morality and choice in one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York...The play, one of Guirgis’s best, is both hilarious and thought-provoking...Director Peter Jensen keeps the production’s energy high, and scenic designer Miguel Urbino uses sets that are minimal yet functional...'The Motherf**er with the Hat' is a production you won’t want to miss." Full Review