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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Man of Good Hope’

In one of the show's most emblematic moments, Asad's friends recoil when he sticks to his principles and accepts a cup of tea from a woman of what they see as an inferior clan. This operatic true tale from South Africa of a Somali refugee's harrowing journey of survival resonates ringingly in today's Europe and America.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood’ by Adam Szymkowicz

The Flux Theatre Ensemble's crisp new show careens from laugh to laugh. But the final action of its heroine/hero reminds us what really makes a legend, and how Robin Hood, who may never have really existed, is always with us.

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Theatre Review (Philadelphia): ‘Informed Consent’ by Deborah Zoe Laufer at Lantern Theater Company

Based on a true story of medical science vs. Native American beliefs, Laufer's play creates a too-simplistic binary picture of the issues, though the production is worth seeing for its excellent staging and acting.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Starring Melissa Errico at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The director and cast have wisely kept the slenderized production intimate and "close to the hearth," helped by handsome artistic design and fine musical direction. The character portrayals are down-to-earth and heartfelt amidst an energy and joyful vibrance that is contagious and encourages us to soar spiritually.

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