REVIEW: “Better Don’t Talk” at the New York State Theatre Institute

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, October 2006 If you love theatre, you MUST go and see Better Don’t Talk, and you better had hurry because it is only playing through October 29 at NYSTI! I make this bold statement not only because Naava Piatka gives a tour de force performance in this one-woman…

REVIEW: “Number the Stars” at the New York State Theatre Institute

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2006 During World War II the Danish Resistance managed to smuggle about 7,000 of the 8,000 Danish Jews over the sea to safety in Sweden, which remainded free of Nazi domination. Lois Lowry’s Newberyy award-winning young adult novel, Number the Stars tells the fictional story of…

REVIEW: “1776” at the New York State Theatre Institute

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, January 2006 For all her faults, our nation is an amazing place, and the story of her founding is a gripping one. 1776 the Tony award-winning 1969 musical by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone does as good a job as is possible in telescoping the events in…

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