The Black Glove
Off Off Broadway, August Strindberg Rep at the Gene Frankel Theatre

Reviewed by Heather Violanti

BOTTOM LINE: A surprisingly charming holiday play by August Strindberg. Yes, that August Strindberg.

August Strindberg was a theatrical innovator who helped pioneer the concept of theatrical naturalism and created plays with complex characters which are performed around the world. He also was a misogynist...So it’s a shock to learn that this brooding, unpleasant genius wrote a series of children’s plays, including the rueful Christmas-themed The Black Glove

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A Room in India
(Off Broadway, Théâtre du Soleil at Park Avenue Armory)
Review by Maria Paz Alegre

BOTTOM LINE: A Room In India may seem overly ambitious in its frenetic attempt to satirize so many societal crimes, but like Molière, Mnouchkine’s hysterical stage does not serve as a window to an absurd world, it serves as a mirror.

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Vakh Oyf Un Zing (Awake and Sing!)
(Off Broadway, New Yiddish Rep at the 14th Street Y)
Review by Gabriella Steinberg

BOTTOM LINE: A heartbreaking and gorgeous Yiddish version of the classic American play that wrestles with economic disparity in Depression-era New York.

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Describe the Night
(Off Broadway, Atlantic Theater Company)
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: Utterly engrossing, this alternately chilling and darkly comic fictionalization of the short life of writer Isaac Babel offers disturbing parallels between the Russia of old and the Russia of today.

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Book of Travelers

8980: Book of Travelers
(Off Broadway, BAM Next Wave)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: Gabriel Kahane's mesmerizing musical odyssey across the country documents a post-Trump America, one dining car at a time.

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Billy Killers

Billy and the Killers
(Off Off Broadway, HERE Arts Center)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: Teenage angst, crime mystery, and the commonality of dark minds all combine in Jim Shankman and Peter Stopschinski's new rock musical.

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Tommy Flowers

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?
(Off Off Broadway, Workshop Theater)
Review by Eleanor J. Bader

BOTTOM LINE: An often humorous but disjointed portrait of a deeply troubled, opportunistic hustler in 1970s New York City.

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The Festival runs February 13 - March 5.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.

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