New York Theatre Workshop's world premiere of american (tele)visions, a co-production with Theater Mitu, officially opened Off-Broadway September 29, and the reviews are rolling in. After starting September 10, the limited engagement is set to continue through October 16. Written by NYTW Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares, the production is directed by Rubén Polendo.
Featured in the cast are Clew (Angels in America), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Ryan J. Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?), Elia Monte-Brown (New Amsterdam), and Bianca "b" Norwood (Seven Deadly Sins).
The memory play follows "Hero of Ages Lost" Erica as she pushes her shopping cart through a '90s Walmart, telling the story of an undocumented Mexican family. The production features live performance, live camera feeds, and pre-recorded video.
Read the reviews below.
New York Theatre Guide (Diep Tran)
The New York Times (Maya Phillips)*
Theatrely (Amanda Marie Miller)
Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*
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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.
The production features scenic and costume design by Bretta Gerecke, specialty costumes by Project Runway star Mondo Guerra, lighting design by Jeanette Yew, and technology design by Justin Nestor, Alex Hawthorn, and Kelly Colburn. The production is cast by David Caparelliotis, with J. David Brimmer serving as fight director, Andy Arden-Reese as intimacy director, Dawn-Elin Fraser as voice and text coach, and Shelley Miles as stage manager.
The Off-Broadway company's upcoming season also includes Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, set to star Daniel Radcliffe; Clare Barron's adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, directed by Sam Gold; Liliana Padilla's How to Defend Yourself, co-directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Steph Paul (The Last Match); and Inua Ellams' The Half-God of Rainfall. Performance dates for the remainder of the season are to be announced.