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Sakina’s Restaurant

Early on in Sakina's Restaurant, Aasif Mandvi - both author and sole actor - is a narrator, Azgi, who a recent arrival to America from India.  Soon after he gets here he tells us, I have found that in America, if you just smile and nod your head, and say "yes, yes, yes, you are absolutely right" people love you!   This is pretty much how this play is structured.  There is a lot of yes, yes, yes as we empathize with these characters' journeys.  There is not, however, some specific element that ties them all together, other than their heritage.

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The Connector Score 70%

The Connector

"The Connector" now at MCC Theatre is an innocuous bit of fluff that has great ambitions and little structure.  What it does have is a spectacular cast who tell this tale with as much gusto as they can.  That alone almost makes it worth the watch.

The Connector Score 70%

The Connector

“The Connector” now at MCC Theatre is an innocuous bit of fluff that has great ambitions and little structure.  What it does have is a spectacular cast who tell this tale with as much gusto as they can.  That alone almost makes it worth the watch.

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I Am What You Imagine at NYCITFF Score 84%

I Am What You Imagine at NYCITFF

In under seven minutes, “I Am What You Imagine” gives the viewer a sensory experience. From the ripples and foam of waves, bubbles from faces submerged under water—the glub glub of bubbles being released from the mouth and rising to the surface.

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Nice People at NYCITFF Score 65%

Nice People at NYCITFF

Nice People, directed by Jeff Griecci and written by Ian Carlsen, is essentially five shorts taped together to shape a feature. Shot over five years, over only a few weekends in Maine, a large, diverse cast invites the audience into embarrassing, awkward, heartfelt, questioning, and dark moments.

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The Orchestra Now Performs Mendelssohn and Sibelius Score 96%

The Orchestra Now Performs Mendelssohn and Sibelius

NEW YORK – The Orchestra Now Performs Mendelssohn and Sibelius in a musical experience that delivered! Audience members left with hearts still echoing with melodies, virtuosity, drama, and perhaps a profound sense of gratitude and wonder. For in tonight’s moments of musical transcendence, they experienced the sublime and shall carry the memory of this magical night.

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