Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Well done but uneven, Ambitious
See it if
A disparate group of short plays, at times little more than extended scenes, fits your attention span. LaBute piece & Barnes solo stand out
Don't see it if
Quick dramatic sketches & ideas aren't enough. Though some have more potential, most are smart well presented scenes celebrating diversity.
A funny, quick-paced and clever evening of extremely short plays that explore the challenges presented by diversity and otherness in many of its forms, The Other Plays proves that in the end, actors are actors. Despite whatever physical disadvantages or challenges may exist, onstage the only disability that counts is a lack of acting ability.
But no problem here; though the range of experience onstage makes comparisons unfair and unevenness certain, there’s much joy here, much wit, and much to consider.