Review: The Moving Metatheater of "A Barn Play"
A Barn Play
Written by Lizzie Donahue
Directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
Presented by UP Theater Company at Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., Manhattan, NYC
May 4-21, 2022
|L to R: Denisse Estefany Mendoza, Erin Nelson, Ariel Blake, Adam Burby, Mary Albert. Photo by Amy Milstein|
|L to R: Denisse Estefany Mendoz, Adam Burby, Rik Walter. Photo by Amy Milstein|
|L to R: Ariel Blake, April J. Barber, Rik Walter, Adam Burby. Photo by Amy Milstein|
There's a bit of an existentialist feel to the conditions under which the characters in A Barn Play live that creates an indelible juxtaposition with their capacity for love and joy. A Barn Play is likely to stay with you long after you leave "the barn." And if you're planning on grabbing dinner afterwards, make it somewhere vegetarian.
-John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards