The Drunken City
Off Off Broadway, The Kraine Theatre, Battalion Theatre Company

Reviewed by Adrienne Urbanski

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

Anyone who has spent any time drinking in lower Manhattan has surely come across the obnoxious, inebriated packs of “bridge and tunnel” women from out of town, teetering down the street in too high heels and too short dresses. Adam Bock’s play The Drunken City seeks to give a back story to these women as it focuses on a trio of late-twenty-somethings whose fateful drunken bachelorette party leads to the unraveling of their relationships and the gaining of some clarity.

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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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Dances Patrelle Presents Romeo and Juliet
(Off Off Broadway, Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College)
Review by Jane Sato

BOTTOM LINE: Director and choreographer Francis Patrelle shows us that he not only skillfully puts this tragic classic together, but that he is also a generous teacher, mentor and acting coach.

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Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical
(Off Broadway, Theatre at St. Clement's)
Review by Regina Robbins

BOTTOM LINE:A ridiculously gifted cast brings the late Sylvester back to life in this wildly entertaining tribute to a pioneer of disco.

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(Off Broadway, ArcLight Theatre)
Review by Jan Rosenberg

BOTTOM LINE: This campy eighties throwback is the most fun you can have with bedbugs without having to burn the sheets.

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