King Lear
Off Broadway, Royal Shakespeare Company at BAM

Reviewed by Matt Kiesling

BOTTOM LINE: An expertly performed example of Shakespeare's lasting power, RSC's King Lear at BAM will delight any fan of The Bard.

When it has come time for Dad to relinquish his car keys and license due to matters of personal and public safety, what do you do? Does he recognize his declining faculties and give up these items of autonomy by his own volition, or is he being demanded to do? Which child will be getting the car, and thus the power?...

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Life is But a Dream
(Off Off Broadway, Spicy Witch Productions at The Clemente)
Review by Sarah Weber

BOTTOM LINE: A playful English-language translation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's famous La vida es sueño.

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Merrily, Merrily
(Off Off Broadway, Spicy Witch Productions at The Clemente)
Review by Sarah Weber

BOTTOM LINE: Stephen is supposed to return home from the psychiatric facility, but neither he nor his family are sure if they’re ready for a reunion.

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The Edge of Our Bodies
(Off Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: Adam Rapp’s play is driven by an exquisite text and has a remarkable actor in the passenger seat.

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A Lady Does Not Scratch Her Crotch
(Off Off Broadway, The Tank)
Review by Asya Danilova

BOTTOM LINE: Celeste Cahn takes a penetrating look into how a certain fairy tale affected her early sexuality.

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ms. estrada

ms. estrada
(Off Off Broadway, The Flea Theater)
Review by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: ms. estrada is a timely, captivating, and feminist hip-hop version of a classic Greek comedy.

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Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen
(Off Off Broadway, Abrons Arts Center)
Review by Taylor Black

BOTTOM LINE: A smart, funny exploration of cultural appropriation in the tradition of the great solo performers.

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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.