COMMITTED documents artistic sacrifice

Performance Review by Danielle Boss: Committed by Natalie Menna Committed is an astounding new play which made its world premiere on September 8th at the 14th Street Y. Presented by the Altruistic Theatre Company, the production finished its run on September 23rd. Committed is a historical fiction written by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Harris […]

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Francisco Solorzano on COMMITTED

Theo Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, to produce the short film, Submission (2004), which exposed the treatment of women, and resulted in an outrage from the Dutch Muslim community. He was murdered in November of 2004. Natalie Menna’s play, COMMITTED, explores the inevitable tragedy when artistic radical temperament collides […]

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The other Van Gogh: Natalie Menna’s COMMITTED star, Brad Fryman

Theo Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, to produce the short film, Submission (2004), which exposed the treatment of women, and resulted in an outrage from the Dutch Muslim community. He was murdered in November of 2004. Natalie Menna’s play, COMMITTED, explores the inevitable tragedy when artistic radical temperament collides […]

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A rousing Two Gents

Review by Altonya Longmore Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona is a clever rom-com about the grass being greener – or at least about other girls being lovelier. As with all of the Bard’s work, clever word-play and plot twists send us in varied directions only to circle back for a fine finish. Michael Hagins’ production […]

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Energetic Energy Tale

Review by Ashley Khan An Energy tale is a sci-fi play. It explains the damages we’ve caused to the world and what we could’ve done (instead to help). We are then brought to the future. A little girl named Sally is left to play with nothing but rocks. her new Whovian style friend, Dr. Science, than comes to […]

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100% 70s

Ashley Khan reviews THE SANDMAN Lynn Navarra has given us a play filled with secrets. The Sandman, a bar in the crime-covered 70s, has hidden cocaine stashes, moonlighting cops (that’s bad) who discover this (that’s good). We meet the Irish Mafia, an actress in the last act of her life, and all the characters that […]

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