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Reviewed by Di Jayawickrema (May 22, 2013)
The hardest part of tragedy is not when it strikes but what comes after. The sheer effort of picking up the pieces and carrying on is the stuff compelling human drama is made of, and Mando Alvarado’s new play Basilica knows this well. Despite the overwrought script, I left Cherry Lane Theater with a persistent lump in my throat, and for that, I can thank the searing performance of Felix Solis as Joe Garza. Due to Solis and the rest of the cast who breathe truth in every accent, Basilica becomes an utterly compelling portrait of a family in crisis.
Reviewed by Pamela Butler (May 22, 2013)
Nice, on an overcast sticky day, to slip into a theatre seat and feel like you’ve just entered a homey pub somewhere in the middle of Ireland. The wind is howling just outside the door, and the pub is a welcoming shelter, well worn, softly lit, a warm glowing fire in the corner. The set and lighting designers (Charlie Corcoran and Michael Gottlieb respectively) have accomplished a remarkably strong emotional energy as well as a beautifully designed stage. I was pulled in by the magic of the place at once.
Reviewed by Martin Denton (May 22, 2013)
A young woman is in a hospital in a coma following a serious accident. As a nurse watches over her, beckoning her back to consciousness, and an estranged step-brother and step-sister (her only living relatives) bicker and fret, what does this young woman—Deon is her name—experience? That's one of the questions that Kimberly Pau's intriguing new play In Memory contemplates.