I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, Or, This Is A Mango
Off Off Broadway, New Ohio Theatre, Theatre 167

Reviewed by Jerron Herman

BOTTOM LINE: Theatre 167 recreates this diverse Queens neighborhood with equal parts of intrigue and power.

I have a hard time with Queens: it’s often hard to navigate, its trains aren’t the most reliable, and it has actual houses, which often makes me envious. Yet the community conscious theater company Theatre 167 creates an accessible tale of a multi-ethnic environment bridging tense gaps between its multilingual inhabitants. A tough feat, a worthwhile night of theater nevertheless.

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The Fatal Weakness
(Off Broadway, The Mint Theatre)
Review by Geri Silver

BOTTOM LINE: The Mint's revival of this 1946 comedy stands the test of time and delivers a highly entertaining critique of romance and marriage.

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Almost Home
(Off Broadway, Acorn Theater on Theatre Row, The Directors Company)
Review by Linda Buchwald

BOTTOM LINE: A Vietnam-era drama that leaves a lot unresolved.

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The Drunken City
(Off Off Broadway, The Kraine Theatre, Battalion Theatre Company)
Review by Adrienne Urbanski

BOTTOM LINE: This comedy mostly lacks substance, but is thoroughly entertaining and charming thanks to spirited performances from the cast.

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Talk Radio
(Off Off Broadway, The Chain Theatre, Variations Theatre Group)
Review by Shoshana Roberts

BOTTOM LINE: A slow paced show, but it sure is wonderful watching Kirk Gostkowski work his magic.

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Ndebele Funeral
(Off Broadway, 59E59 Theatres, Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative)
Review by Alaina Feehan

BOTTOM LINE: This three character play is more poetic than it is practical. It is a socially relevant albeit bleak tearjerker about post-Apartide South Africa and it will break your heart into a million pieces.

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(Off Off Broadway, SoHo Playhouse, Fringe Encore Series)
Review by Tim Croner

BOTTOM LINE: A romantic comedy that puts a greater emphasis on comedy than romance -- but can still manage to engage the heart.

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