Ma-Yi Theater Company

Off-Broadway Review: “House Rules” Change Rapidly at HERE Arts Center

Casino rule number one: the house always wins! That is certainly the case in Vera’s (Mia Katigbak) house where her daughters Twee (Tina Chilip) and Momo (Tiffany Villarin) are encouraged to abide by their mother’s rules whether they are playing Gin Rummy, Mahjong, Monopoly, or the game of life. And it is life’s game – the vicissitudes of human existence…

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Review: “Washer/Dryer” at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday February 20, 2016)

Once upon a time there was a couple who, while vacationing in Vegas, decide to get married in the Little White Wedding Chapel. When they return home to Manhattan, Michael (played with a powerful vulnerability by Johnny Wu) assumes he will be able to move in to his new wife Sonya’s (played with the charming mix of feisty aggressiveness with…

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“Soldier X” at the Ma-Yi Theater Company at HERE (Closed Sunday April 19, 2015)

April 7, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“Don’t worry. That cycle of violence you wannna break so badly? We didn’t enlist into it. We were born into it. Once you accept that, going won’t be so scary.” Lance Corporal Lynn Downey, “Soldier X”) After seeing Rehana Lew Mirza’s “Soldier X” at the HERE Arts Center, one wonders whether the playwright takes on too much, just enough, or…

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“Bike America” at the Theatre at St. Clement’s (Closed October 20, 2013)

October 1, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

“It was the ghost of rationality itself … This is the ghost of normal everyday assumptions which declares that the ultimate purpose of life, which is to keep alive, is impossible, but that this is the ultimate purpose of life anyway, so that great minds struggle to cure diseases so that people may live longer, but only madmen ask why….

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