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By Bill Hirschman There’s a moment in New Theatre’s quirky and surprisingly pleasant production of Bird In The Hand that captures the offbeat vibe in this bittersweet comedic memoir about growing up in Miami. Actors are dressed to resemble flamingos, …
It’s not encouraging when all through New Theatre’s production of Educating Rita you keep thinking what a great script Willy Russell wrote. This edition sloughs listlessly in the opening 45 minutes or so and really only begins to be mildly engaging near the end of the first act.
The quality of New Theatre’s work is famously variable, but every season or so, they deliver a moving, finely crafted gem of theater to be unreservedly proud about. In this case, it’s the production of Nilo Cruz’s, A Bicycle Country, a lyrical tragedy about three friends who escape Cuba on a raft.