By Tulis McCall

17 Border Crossings, now at New York Theatre Workshop is not a lighthearted romp.  It is, as the title suggests, a recital of, well, 17 border crossings.  Thaddeus Phillips is a skilled story teller (he is also credited with the set design: one chair, one table and one cup). Combined with the superb lighting design by David Todaro these crossings crackle with life.  This does not stop the evening from tumbling into a blur of borders, however, because there is no connective tissue.  There is no chronological order, no itinerary, and no reason given for why Mr. Phillips has been bouncing around the world for the past 18 or so years.  The insert in the program is the only guide to the time and location of each crossing.  I started counting are #6, just to steady myself. Read the full review HERE.

17 Border Crossings, created and performed by Thaddeus Phillips and directed by Tatiana Mallarino

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to present 17 Border Crossings, created and performed by Thaddeus Phillips and directed by Tatiana Mallarino. 17 Border Crossings began previews on April 11, 2019 and will open April 15 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003),for a limited run through May 12, 2019.Tuesday–Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Exceptions:there will be no performance on Tuesday, April 16 and no 7pm performance on Sunday, May 12.Running time 85 minutes.