Home / Author Archives: The Reviews Hub - America

Author Archives: The Reviews Hub - America

Surely Goodness and Mercy – Theatre Row, New York

(Surely Goodness and Mercy) (Theatre Row, NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writer: Chisa Hutchinson Director: Jessi D. Hill Reviewer: Solace The first production of Keen Company's 2019 season is the New York premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy, directed by Jessi D. Hill, at Theatre Row. Set in an underfunded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy tells the story of two friends who, against the odds, help each other ...

Read More »

good friday– The Flea Theater, New York

(good friday) (The Flea, NYC) (c)Joan Marcus

Writer: Kristiana Rae Colón Director: Sherri Eden Barber Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In February, Amazon Prime released a four-part documentary, Lorena, a close look at the 1993 news story about Lorena Bobbitt’s literal castration of her husband. In 1993, the story was mostly a prolonged dick joke, but Joshua Rofé’s documentary reminds us that John Wayne Bobbitt physically, sexually, and ...

Read More »

Bonnie’s Last Flight – Fourth Street Theatre, New York

(Bonnies Last Flight) (Fourth Street Theatre, NYC) (c)Shun Takino

Writer: Eliza Bent Director: Annie Tippe Reviewer: Solace J. As you enter the plane (the theater), your tickets are torn and you are directed to your seat by a flight attendant. The layout of the seats replicates an airplane, with one center row and two aisles on either side. There are monitors overhead the seats, similar to overhead monitors on ...

Read More »

The City of No Illusions – La MaMa, New York

[City of No Illusions] [La Mama, NYC] (c)

Writer: Paul Zimet Director: Paul Zimet Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Talking Band brings Paul Zimet’s newest play, The City of No Illusions, to the downstairs space at La MaMa for the month of February. Addressing the timely issues of drug abuse, immigration, and divisiveness, the play has opportunities to resonate and elicit deep questioning from the audience that largely go ...

Read More »

SKIN – A.R.T. / New York Theatres

Writer: the Company Director: Becky Baumwoll Original Music:  Eleni Arapolglou, Wes Braver, Paul Castles & Jack McGuire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers When faced with the concept of trudging to a theatre on 10th Avenue and 53rd St on one of the coldest days of the year, one hopes the show inside the walls of A.R.T. / New York Theatres is worth ...

Read More »

Macbeth – Teatro Circulo, New York

(Macbeth) (Teatro Circulo) (NYC) (c)Jonathan Slaff

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Celeste Moratti Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers As a Shakespearean standard, Macbeth is one of the best-known plays in the English-speaking canon. Even watching the most avant-garde, esoteric interpretation of the play, the footholds of plot and character are so culturally prevalent that it is difficult to get lost, which makes First Maria Ensemble’s relatively straightforward presentation of ...

Read More »

The Making of King Kong – The Doxsee Theater, New York

[The Making of King Kong] [The Doxsee, Brooklyn NY] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Lisa Clair Director: Eugene Ma Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Lisa Clair's new play The Making of King Kong, presented by Target Margin Theater, is an ambitious piece that examines racism, sexism, and classism through a darkly comedic portrayal of the creating of the film King Kong, directed by Merian C. Cooper and starring Fay Wray. Leaning into the problematic components of ...

Read More »