Review: Everything Looks Different by "Candlelight"
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Lori Kee
Presented by Nylon Fusion at New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St., Manhattan, NYC
November 27-December 19, 2021
|Ivette Dumeng And Christina Toth. Photo by Al Foote III|
|Marc Reign and John Cencio Burgos. Photo by Al Foote III|
|Darlene Tejeiro. Photo by Al Foote III|
The final image of the play returns us to its beginning—through dance, an important, recurring mode of expression and relationship in a production with some infectious musical selections and choreography—but overlaid with the poignancy of what has transpired in between. Candlelight includes at least one thread of significant intertextuality, but it is very much its own animal, one whose playfulness might make you forget, for a time, about its claws.
-John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards