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"Feels less like a play and more like a performance art piece. Don't let that scare or deter you. I know performance art can get a bad rap with some, but 'Pool Play 2.0' is even more successful than the original in creating a sense of community...With heartfelt scenes, songs, dances, and moments of pure joy, the audience shares a communal moment of pathos that is refreshing in this crazy world...It's a spirited break from reality that is smart, refreshing, and extremely well done." Full Review
"Comes across as a generic romantic comedy about a hopeless romantic looking for love in all the wrong places. Tunarrosa does double duty as both the playwright and the lead actor...Tunarrossa fails to deliver the material with the same gusto as the rest of his cast mates...The best part of 'You Belong With Me Because You're So Vain' is by far the leading ladies...A promising new work that probably just needs a bit more work to realize its complete quirky, romantic potential." Full Review
"The cast deals with the text in a nimble manner that keeps the audience engaged in the story as it finds its footing until its less than fulfilling conclusion. Lavin is the glue holding everything together. Her performance switches from heartbreaking to hysterical without skipping a beat...Unfortunately though, the play is flawed. While it speaks to the universal issue of aging parents and the mystique of their lives while their children grow up, it doesn't go much farther than that." Full Review
"An ultra-creative downtown theatrical experience...The cast of three performers is truly outstanding...The final star of the show is the technical crew, who has created real magic on the stage...'Elements of Oz' is a magical, intellectual theatrical event that is perfect for anyone who is a fan of 'The Wizard of Oz,' history, movie-making magic, or being transported to a better place for a short time to forget about reality and glimpse a better place that might only exist in our dreams." Full Review
"Franta and Pugmire do a remarkable job staging a staggering number of fights with different possible outcomes that look polished, fun, exciting, inventive, and safe all at the same time...The large ensemble cast does a stupendous job of embodying the essence of their video game personas...If you grew up playing 'Mario Brothers,' 'Mega Man,' 'Donkey Kong,' 'The Legend of Zelda,' and/or 'Final Fantasy' you will love it. If you weren't into video games you will still have plenty to enjoy." Full Review