The Beast in the Jungle
Off Broadway, Vineyard Theatre

Reviewed by Lexi Orphanos

BOTTOM LINE: With striking direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, The Beast in the Jungle gives artistic richness to a simple tale of love and anguish.

In this romantic dance play, we meet our protagonist John Marcher in his old age. He is immediately rendered cynical and calloused, wealthy in all aspects aside from joy. When his nephew suddenly arrives reeling from his fresh breakup, John is softened from this Scrooge-like persona and thinks on his own past love...

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(Off Off Broadway, Hook & Eye Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center)
Review by Eleanor J. Bader

BOTTOM LINE: An ambitious, if episodic, look at the role of a 1930s jobs program for women, She-She-She attempts to weave contemporary concerns into an historical frame.

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No One Writes to the Colonel
(Off Broadway, Repertorio Español)
Review by Dan Dinero

BOTTOM LINE: A perfect reason to check out Repertorio Español, No One Writes to the Colonel is a lovely adaptation of a lesser-known (but not lesser) work by Gabriel García Márquez.

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Maple & Vine
(Off Off Broadway, New York Deaf Theatre at The Flea)
Review by Asya Danilova

BOTTOM LINE: Performed in American Sign Language and English, this bone-chilling and occasionally funny play suggests that one might need a little oppression to be happy.

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Old Names for Wildflowers
(Off Off Broadway, The Renovationists at The Tank)
Review by Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: Witchcraft carries a deeper meaning in this thought-provoking, timeless tale that traces the lineage of condemned women who reclaim their agency.

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Our Lady of 121st Street
(Off Broadway, Signature Theatre)
Review by Lexi Orphanos

BOTTOM LINE: Our Lady of 121st Street is a welcome addition to Stephen Adly Guirgis’ current residency, showcasing New York characters who are rarely seen onstage, and exploring their angry inner lives.

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(Off Off Broadway, The Assembly at La MaMa)
Review by Asya Danilova and Ran Xia

BOTTOM LINE: A dialogue between The Seagull and Hamletmachine (thus our dialogue-review), Seagullmachine is The Assembly’s ambitious attempt to examine two texts haunted by The Bard’s most canonical work.

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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.