Angel & Echoes
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Angel & Echoes
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Angel & Echoes NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(64 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the Show

These two timely one acts tell stories of women devastated by war who find ways to triumph on their own terms. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival.

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Member Reviews (64)

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706 Reviews | 214 Followers
95
Intense, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if Two plays about women seeking their identity amidst the war and chaos in Syria. Powerful performances, relevant to current events.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter material, or more subtlety. These people are forced into desperate measures.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
90
Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if you believe personal stories are political. These three women will touch your heart and expand your world.

Don't see it if if you are afraid of strong women who are willing to die for what they believe is right.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
92
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to see a powerful production about women in the Middle East. You want great acting & superb storytelling.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about stories in the headlines. You want a comedy.

432 Reviews | 127 Followers
89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Profound

See it if you have an interest in seeing an historical view of women being treated badly merely because men can do so; highly emotional and gripping

Don't see it if you don't like being subjected to the horrors of women in war, seeing men mistreat and degrade women. You want a light, happy night out. Read more

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
83
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You like intense solo performances by strong woman in political situations. Care about conflicts in the Middle East.

Don't see it if You do not like political themes, strong women or want to see only light fate.

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy strong female actors in amazing roles telling heartbreaking stories that need to be told.

Don't see it if You need a lot of pomp and circumstance. Minimalist set design and lighting to tell beautiful stories served best by the talent of the cast.

414 Reviews | 74 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if intense solo shows about strong women in areas ravaged by war (both in Syria), actors telling their moving stories directly to the audience

Don't see it if don't like bare sets, graphic descriptions of violence; want something light and happy; don't like solo shows* Read more

402 Reviews | 86 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Powerful

See it if you're interested in 2 simple but intense plays about women dealing with war and oppression. The acting is top notch for a small production.

Don't see it if you're not interested in the plights of various women, you're looking for a show with a fancy set, you dislike monologues Read more

Critic Reviews (19)

BroadwayWorld
April 24th, 2017

"'Echoes' is an unforgettable theatrical experience...Avital Lvova's solo performance as Angel is stunning. She plays the challenging role with remarkable energy and passion...'Angel' & 'Echoes' are two plays that are well paired to portray the devastating effects of war and tyranny. This meaningful production will open up essential conversations. Metropolitan area audiences should plan to make it part of their spring theater schedule."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 17th, 2017

"The Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 gets off to a gripping start with 'Angel & Echoes'...The stories in 'Angel & Echoes' are deeply necessary, providing us with powerful and revealing glimpses into the intractable religious and sexual prejudices behind the forces that have transformed these once-pristine landscapes into charnel houses. More than most plays in New York right now, 'Angel & Echoes' demands to be seen."
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TheaterScene.net
April 18th, 2017

“Presented together on the same bill, ‘Angel & Echoes’ is part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters (where ‘Echoes’ originally played last year). As written by Naylor, enacted with ferocity and vitality by Avital Lvova, and directed with dispatch by Michael Cabot, ‘Angel’ proves the far more effective (second) half of the evening. That may be because it's told with an in-your-face immediacy and gumption that elude ‘Echoes,’ which juxtaposes the lives of two different women.”
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Theatre is Easy
April 17th, 2017

"Both 'Angel' and 'Echoes' are rich, captivating stories about themes in urgent need of attention. Naylor makes it easy to fall in love with Rehana, which makes her expected end a punch in the gut. This is true with Tillie and Samira in 'Echoes' as well. The simplicity of the production is perfect, as the complex characters come to life on stage without distraction. In both plays, the heroines’ voices are distinct, relatable, and unmistakably feminine."
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Theater Pizzazz
April 16th, 2017

"Well presented and wrenchingly played...Rape, torture, savagery which Rehana both sees and experiences provide the substance for one of the most brilliant and harrowing performances this reviewer has ever witnessed. Avital Lvova is magnificent. In fact, this production has exhausted my vocabulary of superlatives. Excellent direction is provided by Emma Butler for 'Echoes,' while Michael Cabot’s altogether outstanding as the director of 'Angel.'"
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Exeunt Magazine
April 17th, 2017

"The tales of their adventures become almost surreal, cartoonishly over-the-top to the point where they feel more like Quentin Tarantino characters than flesh-and-blood women...Lvova brings a brightness and a strength that add emotional urgency to the piece...Smyth and Manteghi both give strong performances...Naylor’s writing has a lush, almost glossy texture that ultimately ends up coming far too close to fetishizing the heroines’ different acts of martyrdom."
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T
April 16th, 2017

"The importance of Mr. Naylor’s work is not in his complicated details but in the underbelly of the connection to 'the community of humanity'...Under the direction of Emma Butler and Michael Cabot, the three actors tell these stories with passion and considerable energy...The actors speak so rapidly, some of the important narrative is lost. Their stories, however, remain important and connect on deep levels to the current political struggles in the Middle East—and elsewhere."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
April 26th, 2017

"'Angel' and 'Echoes'…find a common ground in dramatizing the effect of the jihadist patriarchy on women…'Angel & Echoes' may not know as much about ISIS as President Trump (who does?) but it knows how to make vital theatre out of nothing more than a space, a well-written story about a provocative subject, and persuasive acting."
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