The Thin Place Score 88%

The Thin Place

Lucas Hnath is out to mess with your mind.  Let me tell – it ain’t a bad deal.  My advice is accept the invitation. Hnath and director Les Waters have created something like a pas de deux. Matching pacing and movement from moment to moment.  What they have created releases what has been set to paper and lets it fly – creating a new Thin Place where there was none before.

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Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven Score 97%

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven

I was so in it with this ensemble cast of characters in Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, that I would have gladly spent three more hours with them. Raw human struggle served without a prescription for hope or cheerful poetic explanations to make white people feel better is happening at the Linda Gross Theater on West 20th Street, and you gotta go see it.

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One in Two Score 95%

One in Two

In one in two, Donja R. Love opens a window into what it is to live with HIV. The excellent writing is raw and revealing – laced with irony and even humor. Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere give courageous, soul baring performances that leave no room for doubt. Now, as when the AIDS epidemic was at its height, silence equals death. We must not be silent.

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Jagged Little Pill Score 95%

Jagged Little Pill

Patten is humble on the stage, but there is serious power in her thoughtful performance, which brought us to all to our feet. Seriously, the guy next to me who could barely stand without help, got up to cheer.

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