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...
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.
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.
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.