Sugar in Our Wounds
Off Broadway, MTC at City Center

Reviewed by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: A gay Black love story set in 1862, Sugar in Our Wounds is the first in a promising trilogy that covers different eras of American history.

It is the summer of 1862 on a cotton plantation in the American South. The plantation's slaves live in a small cottage—there is James, young Mattie, and Aunt Mama, a wise, old woman who is neither aunt or mother, but who has great spiritual and historical knowledge. Aunt Mama and James often walk by a tall tree that, they suppose, reaches to Heaven...

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Fruit Trilogy
(Off Broadway, Abingdon Theatre Company at the Lucille Lortel)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: These beautiful and vulnerable short plays by Eve Ensler tap into the depths of the female body.

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(Off Broadway, Russia's Theatre of Nations at City Center)
Review by Artem Yatsunov

BOTTOM LINE: An epic modernization of Chekhov’s debut comedic melodrama by Russia’s Theatre of Nations, Ivanov is urgent, vibrant, and distinctly relatable for an American audience.

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A Blanket of Dust
(Off Bway, The Flea)
Review by Matt Kiesling

BOTTOM LINE: A thought-provoking examination of our relationship to, and faith in, our leaders and government.

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Little Rock
(Off Broadway, Sheen Center)
Review by Linda Buchwald

BOTTOM LINE: It's tough to criticize a work like Little Rock, about such an important part of this country's history, but the play itself is not always as impressive as the research that went into it.

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Half Time
(Regional, Paper Mill Playhouse)
Review by Zachary Conner

BOTTOM LINE: Hip hop, nine golden-aged dancers, and the mission to break ageist stereotypes make this new Broadway-bound musical an entertaining, if somewhat hackneyed, night of theater.

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First Love
(Off Broadway, Cherry Lane Theatre)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: An exquisitely constructed, deeply moving tale of two people in their 70s finding love for the first time, filtered through the lens of Magritte.

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Theasy is a Media Sponsor of the 2018 Frigid Festival

The Festival runs February 14 - March 4.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.

We will be reviewing many of the shows in the festival.