Dido of Idaho
Off Off Bway, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Reviewed by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: A flawed heroine’s raw, tragicomic quest for love and redemption.

Considered the foundational myth of Western society, the tale of Aeneas, fabled father of the Roman Empire, arguably functions as the origin story of every successive civilization, including ours. However, closer scrutiny of this hallowed narrative—namely, the doomed love between Aeneas and Dido, Queen of Carthage—reveals darker truths about the betrayal, folly, and cruelty on which our culture stands...

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The Fall
(Off Broadway, St. Ann's Warehouse)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: The student is the future in this powerful piece of social justice theatre written for the #RhodesMustFall movement.

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(Off Off Broadway, The Tank)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: A sincere examination of an artist's path to recover from, and triumph over, trauma.

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Good for Otto

Good for Otto
(Off Bway, The New Group at the Signature Center)
Review by Adrienne Urbanski

BOTTOM LINE: A large, dazzling cast of talented and well-known actors helps to compensate for a bloated script.

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Wicked Clone

Wicked Clone
(Off Bway, Davenport Theatre)
Review by Asya Danilova

BOTTOM LINE: This musical about vampire twin sisters, by actual twins, is in desperate need of fresh air and would be better in a nightclub.

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Old Stock

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
(Off Bway, 2B Theatre Company at 59E59 Theaters)
Review by Linda Buchwald

BOTTOM LINE: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a lively Klezmer concert with a less successful play in between songs.

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Three on a Match

Three on a Match
(Off Off Bway, IATI Theater)
Review by Dan Dinero

BOTTOM LINE: A play with many interesting, if often conflicting, ideas, Three on a Match is a valiant effort at theatricalizing los desaparecidos (“the disappeared.”)

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Featured Artist

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.