Review: In the Dark World of ‘INK,’ Hot Presses Mean High Stakes

By Paige Allen June 17, 2019 How far are you willing to go to win? James Graham is not the first playwright to explore this question. Yet, when placed at the heart of a true story about real people with the power to irrevocably change print journalism — all media, even — the question grips… Continue reading Review: In the Dark World of ‘INK,’ Hot Presses Mean High Stakes

Review: Mac’s ‘Gary’ Flawed but More Than Blood and Guts

By Paige Allen June 14, 2019 “I want to be a fool!” the clown exclaims. Because, he believes, only a fool can “change the world.” The dreams of a clown who yearns to be a fool propel Taylor Mac’s irreverent and audacious comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, playing through Sunday at the Booth… Continue reading Review: Mac’s ‘Gary’ Flawed but More Than Blood and Guts

Review: A ‘Much Ado’ That’s Both Rom-Com and Political Piece — and Succeeds at Both

By Paige Allen June 12, 2019 From the moment Danielle Brooks stepped out onto the balcony as Beatrice and reached out her hand, she had the whole audience in the palm of it. Granted, I am sure the Public Theater’s “Much Ado About Nothing” does not typically begin with Brooks sticking her hand out to… Continue reading Review: A ‘Much Ado’ That’s Both Rom-Com and Political Piece — and Succeeds at Both

Review: Riveting ‘Ferryman’ Keeps Audience in Awe and Anxiety

By Paige Allen June 6, 2019 There is a thrill in seeing something onstage that is difficult to control because of its reality. Take, for example, live animals. No matter how trained the animal may be, it is still an animal and may make noise or run off the stage at any moment. In this… Continue reading Review: Riveting ‘Ferryman’ Keeps Audience in Awe and Anxiety

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Welcome to "The College Critic." Here you'll find one college student's reviews of productions from across New York City throughout the summer of 2019. My first review is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the About page for details about this project and the Bio page for details about me.