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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘She Calls Me Firefly’ by Teresa Lotz

Ludovica Villar-Hauser, Teresa Lotz, She Calls me Firefly, Huron Club SoHo Playhouse, Parity Productions, New Perspectives Theatre Company

Often one's unconscious explodes into the present, bearing past traumas in the hope of reconciliation and healing. Lotz attempts to realize this in her strong, heartfelt drama. Her attempt is noteworthy, and the exceptional talents of a powerful ensemble with precise, empathetic direction more than bring the production to life.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘A Brief History of Women’ by Alan Ayckbourn

From left, Frances Marshall, Antony Eden and Louise Shuttleworth in A Brief History of Women. Image © Tony Bartholomew

Nearly six decades into his career, Ayckbourn maintains his sure touch on both the page and the stage, while his depictions of the long view of life continue to deepen. Brilliantly written and beautiful acted, his new time-shifting masterpiece engages both heart and mind.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Good for Otto’ by David Rabe, with Ed Harris, F. Murray Abraham

Ed Harris, The New Group, Good for Otto, Scott Elliott

In this long but engrossing play set in a mental health clinic, Rabe outlines each character's distinctive battleground, where counselors defend and encourage them against their tendencies to self-harm.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Good for Otto’ by David Rabe

The play buffets us from patient to patient, crisis to crisis, and dream sequence to real-life therapy. Artifice this skillful glows with a heightened authenticity. The glittering cast including Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rhea Perlman, Mark Linn-Baker, and F. Murray Abraham.

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