Category: Reviews

Dana H. Score 94%

Dana H.

Some stories are just so weird that you are left with more questions at the end of the telling than at the beginning.  Such is the tale of Dana H.  It is a true-life story that in the retelling is surreal to the point of disbelief.  Yet believe it we must.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia Score 95%

David Byrne’s American Utopia

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” is the perfect first post-pandemic theater to see. It is unlike anything you’ve seen before – unless you’ve seen IT before. It is exuberant, joyful, mesmermizing, moving, thoughtful and fun! It is also completely safe. Vaccinations, ID and masks required.

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The Lehman Trilogy Score 98%

The Lehman Trilogy

If you see one play this year, make it The Lehman Trilogy. Tracing over a century of capitalism writ large, the play dramatizes the history of an empire, from a one room dry good store to high-flying international finance. First and foremost, however, The Lehman Trilogy is the story of family, of relationships, emotions, ambition, overreach and folly. It is the story of America.

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Letters of Suresh Score 70%

Letters of Suresh

At the end we see the four people whom fate has chosen to wrap up in all the paper that the world has to bestow.  It is a charming essay on the interconnectedness of everything.  But an essay is often cerebral to the point where the heart is barely involved.  That was the case here.  In the end we are interested in these characters but not concerned or involved.

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P.S. Score 95%

P.S.

After a year of letter exchange (sent directly to audience’s homes), Bea and Ona meet for the first time in front of a live audience through the memory of an adult Ona exploring her newest gallery opening “SAFEWAY 1998.”

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Chicken and Biscuits Score 70%

Chicken and Biscuits

The actors, however, navigate this hodge podge with generosity and grace.  This is a fine ensemble that shares the stage and the spotlights.  They bring this story to life and make it sparkle.  While you might drift off the trail, these performances will being you back again and again.  Let us hope you will be seeing them again.

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SIX:The Musical Score 95%

SIX:The Musical

a generous, funny, provocative show that races by you, grabs your hand and flies up into the stratosphere.  When they return you to your seats, you wonder what might have happened if these six wives of Henry VIII ever got together for real.  But you don’t wonder for ling – because they just did and you were there.

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