This poem-play from Inua Ellams is a mélange of interesting images, ideas, and theatrical moments but lacks cohesion. Nicole Serratore reviews.
A family works through their trauma in the shadow of the first WalMart. Lane Williamson reviews.
Celine Song’s new play mixes brutal truth, barnstorming set pieces, and a bit of magic. Joey Sims reviews.
NYTW’s new musical gets the joys of being in a band just right…but is that enough to make a satisfying show? Loren Noveck isn’t quite sure.
Ghosts are hard to escape in these two parts of Mfoniso Udofia’s Ufot Cycle, but the family matriarch, Abasiama, forces herself to try. Ran Xia reviews.
Thaddeus Phillips plays an unnamed traveler as well as everyone he encounters crossing the titular seventeen borders in this tour de force solo play. Alicia Kort reviews.
An intriguing comedy of gods, gardens, and climate change from Madeleine George. Dan O’Neil reviews.
Explicit, provocative, and rich with intentional ambiguity, Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play mixes shocked laughter with deep discomfort.
Heidi Schreck asks whether “equal protection of the laws” is really so equal or protective after all. Loren Noveck reviews.
Caryl Churchill’s dense political play can be challenging to unpack even in this fleet production by Rachel Chavkin