In the Blood
Off Broadway, Signature Theatre

Reviewed by Maria Paz Alegre

BOTTOM LINE: This is not the Scarlet Letter you remember from your tenth-grade summer reading. This is Suzan Lori-Parks, and the "A" stands for her annihilation of apathy.

Cruelty and disdain drip from a modern Greek chorus as they surround and condemn Hester, a young homeless woman delicately caring for her newborn babe. Their insults rain down upon Hester and her child with no sign of waning, and in fact this relentless toxicity never truly abates. Their vocal barbs assume the form of physical waste, which descends noisily from a garbage chute...

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The Violin
(Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters)
Review by Eleanor J. Bader

BOTTOM LINE: A provocative drama that centers on three down-on-their luck men who have a chance to reverse their fortunes.

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YŌKAI Remedy for Despair
(Off Off Broadway, The Tank)
Review by Keith Paul Medelis

BOTTOM LINE: Clown for the sake of easing your grief with YŌKAI Remedy for Despair from The Krumple at the Tank.

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The Peculiar Patriot

The Peculiar Patriot
(Off Off Broadway, National Black Theatre)
Review by Sarah Moore

BOTTOM LINE: A timely, moving solo show by Liza Jessie Peterson about America's prison crisis.

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Frantic Beauty

Frantic Beauty
(Off Broadway, LEIMAY at BAM Fisher)
Review by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: Primal and arresting, LEIMAY’s butoh dance piece challenges our perceptions of beauty.

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(Off Off Broadway, JACK)
Review by Lexi Orphanos

BOTTOM LINE: The quirky comedian Justin Kuriztkes breaks from his popular web-persona with his provocative, and aptly-titled, play Asshole.

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(Off Off Broadway, New Yiddish Rep at Castillo Theater)
Review by Regina Robbins

BOTTOM LINE: Ionesco in Yiddish is a brilliant idea, but the execution leaves something to be desired in New Yiddish Rep's latest offering.

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