Off Off Broadway, Prospect and Central Parks

Reviewed by Keith Paul Medelis

BOTTOM LINE: The rumors are true. Hamlet is getting a nude, all-male production. Theasy was happy to be there to report back.

...What smells of marketing gimmick is, I’m happy to report, much more smartly conceived. For starters, it’s not quite the “all-nude, all-male” Hamlet of your reductionist fantasies. All-male is correct. All-nude is a misnomer. “You shall know I am set naked on your kingdom,” declares Hamlet in an all-too relevant line that is perhaps a bit on the nose here. As Hamlet gets crazier, the clothes come off...

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(Off Off Broadway, Broadway Bound Festival at 14th Street Y)
Review by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: A public scandal sparks a battle of wills between a young pop star’s ruthless promoter and tormented mother.

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A Brimful of Asha
(Off Broadway, Soulpepper at Signature Center)
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: Ravi Jain and his mother Asha explore familial bonds, arranged marriage and a pursuit across India in this winning comedy.

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(Off Off Broadway, Atlas Circus at Dixon Place)
Review by Charlotte Arnoux

BOTTOM LINE: A skilled ensemble meets all your circus needs in a fun and enchanting new piece.

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Lost and Guided

Lost and Guided
(Off Off Broadway, UNDER St. Marks)
Review by Rachel Abrams

BOTTOM LINE: Based on interviews with Syrian refugees, Lost and Guided offers a sympathetic depiction of those whose lives were torn apart by the Syrian war.

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Curvy Widow

Curvy Widow
(Off Broadway, Westside Theatre Upstairs)
Review by Linda Buchwald

BOTTOM LINE: Bravo to Curvy Widow for showing that older women can be sexually active, but the material isn't deep enough to feel invested.

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Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts Series A
(Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters)
Review by Adrienne Urbanski

BOTTOM LINE: Summer Shorts Series A offers a variety pack of short plays of vastly differing tones and subject matter; all are entertaining, although one outshines the others.

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Theasy is a Media Sponsor of the 2017 Frigid Festival

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

We will be reviewing each and every of the 30 shows in the festival.