Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Reviewed by Shoshana Roberts

BOTTOM LINE: A historical comedy in which three slaves during the civil war demand sanctuary at Major General Butler's Union fort.

What is your name? Do you go by a title like “Doctor” or “Sir”? What we call people can indicate our relationship or rank in comparison to them. What we allow ourselves to be called, especially by those who are our subordinates, is both specific and personal. In the army this is a sensitive matter and must be tread upon lightly. Those too forward with those who outrank them can find themselves in a world of trouble...

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Austin Exchange
(Off Off Broadway, 398 Marion Street, Brooklyn)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: Two one-acts brought in from Austin, Texas and performed in an apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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Getting Out
(Off Off Broadway, The Seeing Place Theater at the Lynn Redgrave Theater)
Review by Helen Herbert

BOTTOM LINE: A heartfelt revival about one woman’s struggle to rebuild her life after prison.

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Strange Country
(Off Off Broadway, New Light Theater Project at Access Theater)
Review by Eleanor J. Bader

BOTTOM LINE: An emotionally riveting drama about family, love, dependence, sobriety, mental illness, and manipulation.

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(Off Off Broadway, The Seeing Place Theater at the Lynn Redgrave Theater)
Review by Sydney Arndt

BOTTOM LINE: A necessary and timely play about the power of group mentality and the difficulty of remaining an individual.

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The Execution of Mrs. Cotton
(Off Off Broadway, spit&vigor at IRT Theater)
Review by Zachary Conner

BOTTOM LINE: A darkly comedic tale of a female serial killer in the postbellum South that makes up in great performances what it lacks in strength of script.

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The Red Room
(Off Off Broadway, The Shelter at TBG Theatre)
Review by Adrienne Urbanski

BOTTOM LINE: Powerful acting performances, along with a compelling script, make this show worth seeing.

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Continue to check out Theasy all summer long for show coverage and festival information.
          Planet Connections runs through July 10
          Ice Factory 2016 runs June 26 through August 13
          The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) runs July 11 through August 7
          The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) runs July 16 through August 7
          The New York International Fringe Festival (Fringe NYC) runs August 8 through 22
          The Dream-Up Festival runs August 28 through September 18
          The Thespis Theater Festival runs July 11 through October 2