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Othello & Otis

cabaret & variety · bag o' bones collective · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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CASSANDRA AMBE certified reviewer June 06, 2018
tagged as: poetic · soul · dreamlike · female cast · heart · Race · Progressive
Poetic, at times dream-like, interspersed with moments of honesty— giving us a Brechtian wake up call. Well done again, Bag O Bones. ... full review
CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN certified reviewer June 06, 2018
This was really beautiful and moving. Managed to succinctly talk about many different aspects of race relations in America in 45 minutes. Performances were all great. ... full review
RASIKA MATHUR certified reviewer June 06, 2018
Could not get up after this ended. I found myself so heavy with I don’t know what afterwards, I could not get up. Maybe because the denial it takes to abide by our system and administration is getting harder for allies like myself to ignore, yet still leaves me light. But having to actually feel the weight of the story of another’s brutal realizations at 5 years old and everyday since left me heavy and unable to move, in ways I’ve not quite heard before (referring specifically to Francesca Gamez’s monologue about the American Flag). That is theater that makes me FEEL something. Bravo! A poetic piece that uses dance, movement, a cappella singing and more to lay out the state of injustice beautifully, unapologetically and quite matter-of-factl... full review
MELISSA ORTIZ certified reviewer June 06, 2018
POWERFUL. Such an important show with an abundance of topics and themes to discuss after leaving the theatre. ... full review
ANITA LASTRAPES certified reviewer June 25, 2018
Powerful!... full review
CARRIE MIKULS certified reviewer June 22, 2018
Beautiful. Powerful. Important. ... full review
THI NGUYEN certified reviewer June 21, 2018
Man. What a talented group of women, the gold flecks made them look like goddesses. Loved the different mediums used with Obama's recording interspersed between the performances. I found it interesting that the situation was painted so bleak (how can you make one care if they don't?), yet at the very end, they provided a simple and approachable first step toward a solution, accepting the history and talking to those that are different from us. Simple but not easy. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2018
Maybe the show was off because according to the other reviews I should’ve left reflective and mind blown and I wasn’t either. ... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 14, 2018
An in-your-face enlightenment about how African Americans actually experience life in the ‘land of the free’.... full review
ROBBY DEVILLEZ certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Really powerful show, all performers are dynamite!!... full review

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