In telling Pearl Buck’s story, director and choreographer Daniel Ezralow relies winningly on special effects executed with remarkable precision. The opening sequence is arresting and quite beautiful, and the whole first act, in the nature of first acts, is all Shazam!—exciting and surprising and worth the ticket.
I am a big fan of Playwrights Realm. They are specific. They produce on or two plays a year and focus on the depth of their support to early-career (not necessarily young) writers. They call it the “Inch-wide/mile-deep approach.” Their taste is eclecftic. They think out of the box. So I was not surprised that Anna Ziegler’s new play A Delicate Ship was unusual in its concept and delivery. It was, however, also not quite believable
There is entertainment and there is insight. You get both from Nobody’s Girl, New Jersey Repertory Company’s latest foray into the risky, rewarding world of U.S. premieres. This time there’s even more danger than usual in the air – the kind of excitement its enlightened audiences have come to expect from this find of a theatre south of New York City in Long Branch.