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Life Masks

Members say: Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever
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Critics
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Members
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6 reviews
 

Theater for the New City presents a trio of new shorts celebrating the idea that you're never too old to fight for what you believe.

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'Life Masks' consists of three one-act plays by a pair of playwrights. Eduardo Machado's 'Acting' imagines an offstage showdown between theater legends Eleonora Duse and Sarah Bernhardt in 1924 Pittsburgh. In Lorinne Vozoff's 'Speak to Me,' a failed actor finds a willing audience of one in an old lady on a park bench. Vozoff's 'What's Mine' centers around a present-day romantic rivalry in which a senior chanteuse and her best girlfriend discover they are sharing a Don Juan...again. 

 

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New York Theatre Wire

"Performer/playwrights Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado contemplate the vicissitudes of age in three one-act plays...There is one line given to Duse which rings of contemporary truth and was delivered with great conviction by Vozoff: 'They don’t write parts for women in their 70s.' These three one-acts try to rectify that lack and are worth seeing for that reason—and the fact, that they render a vigorous image of what parts for older actors can contribute to the theater repertory." Full Review

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Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a mature play, talking about relevant things that mature folks deal with. Want to get some laughs and do some thinking

Don't see it if You don't like simple staging. You are not interested in what mature folks deal with in the dating and acting world.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if If you like one act play. Like great acting. Interested in the subject of the theater.

Don't see it if You don't like separate place for any. You have no interest in the theater as the subject.

70
Entertaining

See it if short plays about acting and old age interest you. Good acting. Well written.

Don't see it if Short plays about acting and age don't interest you.

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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if solid experienced actors

Don't see it if you need flashy sets or effects

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you can appreciate fine acting by older experienced actors and if you are interested in Sarah Berhardt and Eleanora Dusa.

Don't see it if if you don't like a collection of one acts with the same actors, if you need fancy production values and don't like minimal staging.

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Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant, Slow

See it if You like to see a dynamic of people working together. Also if you like to see new works that are different and connect in themes.

Don't see it if if you get upset about cheating spouses i know that can be a sore spot for people. If you don't like bare minimal spaces