'The Good Muslim' by Zakiyyah Alexander, directed by William Carden: Aliah is a New Yorker and a hard-working college student, but, she's also a Muslim-American in a troubled time. A play about being comfortable in your own skin...or hijab.
'Female Beginner' by Edith Freni. directed by Jessica Holt: On the night of an important fundraising dinner for her father's reelection campaign, 18-year-old "Golden Child" Amelia challenges the content of a speech she's been asked to give in his honor.
'Good Results Are Difficult When Indifference Predominates' by Amy Fox, directed by Morgan Gould: Two cousins grapple with the legacy of their grandmother as they prepare their pussy hats for the Women's March on Washington, D.C.
'Intensive Care' by Donald Marcus, directed by Jamie Richards: Late one night, two strangers from different worlds meet in a deserted Florida cafeteria.
'Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn' by Elyzabeth Wilder, directed by Julie Kramer: When Annie and Peter get stuck together in a hotel room, they try to keep the magic of Christmas alive for their daughter, despite their failed marriage.
See it if you're willing to take the good with the half-baked. I particularly enjoyed "The Good Muslim" quite a bit but the pieces were uneven.
Don't see it if you're expecting high production value and high quality across the board. This is a cool, scrappy way to test out a bunch of new work.
See it if you enjoy seeing one act plays in development, fine acting, minimal sets and a wide variety of themes. EST always comes through,
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one act plays which often are just short of fine tuning, but engage nevertheless. You need a full blown set, multiple acts
See it if you appreciate short dramas on sparse set, wide range of quality of writing/acting from the banal Female Beginner to must see Intensive Care
Don't see it if you demand consistent quality of acting and writing in a single drama, comedy or musical of more than one act, elaborate set and clear plot