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Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Iphigenia in Splott’ by Gary Owen

A typhoon of a performance by Sophie Melville drives toward – and justifies – a wrenching twist. Directed with just-shy-of-frantic energy by Rachel O'Riordan, Sophie Melville's Effie is a raw slice of humanity, baring her ragged soul and bringing us her milieu, a few of the people in her life, and a critical encounter with a war veteran that bends the arc of her history toward, if not justice, a kind of heroism.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Iphigenia Among the Taurians’ Adapted from Euripides

The text of this well-staged new adaptation strikes a smile-inducing, attention-grabbing, and surprisingly believable balance between literary authenticity – this is indeed Euripides' play in all its essentials – and contemporary informality and even snark.

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