Non-Registered Critics: Dick and Sharon

Nov

Showpony

As a Black woman who worked in a white male-dominated environment (NASA/JPL) for most of my adult life, I can attest to this play's accuracy in depicting the tension that exists in an environment where the racial and gender hierarchy is on full display. Several scenes were so reminiscent of actual experiences I've had working at NASA/JPL that it seemed the writer had to have been there. This is a must-see play. Staged by long-time Victory Theatre partners Maria Gobetti and Tom Ormeny, “Show Pony” is an immensely pleasing, thought-provoking work of art, from Leora's multi-layered story to the uniformly superbly-acted roles to Ormeny's fast-moving staging to Evan Bartoletti's set, Carol Doehring's lighting, David Duarte's sound, and Lauri Fitzsimmons' stylish costumes. Don't miss it.

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Jun

F#@K I Love U: ALIVE!

As in “Still…” the acting here is often superb, the dialog wittily current, the characters' situations entirely believable, but there are so many moving parts that while you understand where the play's pain points are, you don't feel them at the same depth as you do with the four brothers of “Still…”

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Jun

Still...The Play Inspired by 4:44

I loved this play!! It is well written, superbly acted, funny, heart-warming and entirely believable. ...But for me, the single most compelling reason to see this play, aside from it being well written and well acted, is that it is the story of four black men and no one is in jail, no one is in a gang, no one is being shot, no one is dealing drugs. You won't see the hyper-masculinity that has come to be associated with black male characters—no, not in this play and maybe that is why I walked away feeling so good. I highly recommend “Still…4:44”

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Jun

Ripe Frenzy

“Ripe Frenzy” makes an earnest, thought-provoking, but ultimately drawn-out effort to move us toward solving America's mass murder nightmare.

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