Come From Away

Come From Away
Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Gerald Schoenfeldย Theatre
June 17, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

There are not enough words to tell you how wonderful this show is! ย It is fun to experience; it sounds great; it is energetic; the cast is passionate about what they are doing, and you leave the theatre feeling so so good! ย NYC has always had trouble tying to tellย the story of 9/11 in the theatre. ย Either the story becomes so political that it becomes more of a speech that leaves you cold – – or the 9/11 plays become so maudlin and soย lost in the anger and sadness that all you want to do is weep. ย  9/11 stories were either about the head and they neglected the heart – or they were focused on the heart and they had nothing to say to your head.

Come From Away is the perfect blend. Continue reading Come From Away

Napoli, Brooklyn

Napoli, Brooklyn
Written by Meghan Kennedy
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
Roundabout Theatre Company
June 17, 2017
Production website
๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰ out of 5.

This play was trying to do to much. ย It was trying to tell the story of a true life plane crash in the early 1960’s that destroyed a good section of Brooklyn. ย It also seeks to tell the story of a family with an abusiveย father who isย trying to break out and break free. ย It is also a coming out story about a young girl embracing herself as a lesbian. ย It is also about the end of the 1950’s and the embrace of the radically unsettled world of the 1960’s. ย THAT is a lot. ย I had wished the play covered less ground and covered it more fully. Continue reading Napoli, Brooklyn