Author: Sarah Downs


Hatef**k grapples with the gnarly issues of identity and art – subjective, objective, or defective. It’s a bit clunky, but what the play lacks in nuance it makes up for in f**cking.

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Fiercely Independent

It’s not clear what relation the title of this play has to do with its content.  There is nothing fierce about it. In a muddy narrative that does not give the actors an opportunity to develop, Kathleen K. Johnson attempts to delve into the mysteries of relationship dynamics and unfortunately comes up empty handed.

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Lolita, My Love

When Alan Jay Lerner announced he was adapting Lolita for the musical stage, his friends must have wondered what he was thinking.  Seeing the result of Lerner’s efforts, I want to know what he was smoking. Lolita, My Love is, in a word, wearying. 

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The Day Before Spring

The Day Before Spring is in season again! The show is charming without being trite. And in this “musicals in mufti” adaptation at the York Theater Co., the excellent performances and direction give it life, celebrating love in all its quirkiness and familiarity. Emphasis on the quirky.

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