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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Senior Moment’ by Mike Vogel

Bob Ari as Jack and Ian Lowe as Larry in 'Senior Moment' (photo by Michael Portantiere)

Vogel tells this tale of assisted-living life in an old-fashioned Jewish-humor style, but steers clear of schlock and schmaltz, stripping his characters to their more-or-less lovable essences while revealing what seems to be a hopeful, even sunny view of human nature. It's a refreshing dose of positivity in a city blindsided by recent realities. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ by Oliver Goldsmith

John Rothman as Mr. Hardcastle and Mairin Lee as Kate Hardcastle in The Actors Company Theatre's production of 'She Stoops to Conquer.' Photo by Marielle Solan

It's not the details of the preposterous plot that make it work; it's the skillful way Goldsmith wove them together and his sly, fluid way with dialogue. And it's not any of these fine performances individually that galvanize this revival; it's the brightly colored vision saddled up by the director and the gifted creative team, and the gusto with which the actors take the reins. Read More »