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The Verdict Read the Reviews for English at Atlantic Theater Company

Sanaz Toossi's play, directed by Knud Adams, opened Off-Broadway February 22.

Ava Lalezarzadeh, Tala Ashe, and Pooya Mohseni Ahron R. Foster

Sanaz Toossi’s English officially opened Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company February 22 after beginning previews February 5.

English features Tala Ashe (The Prophane), Ava Lalezarzadeh, Pooya Mohseni, Marjan Neshat (Selling Kabul), and Hadi Tabbal (The Vagrant Trilogy).

Read what critics thought of the staging in the reviews below.

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

Observer (David Cote)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez) 

Cititour (Brian Lipton)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Theatre Guide (Naveen Kumar)

TheaterPizzazz (Marilyn Lester)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews are published.

Knud Adams directs the play, about a group of adults in Iran preparing for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in an "English Only" classroom. The work earned Toossi Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2020 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, which was accompanied by a $20,000 prize and an option for publication through Concord Theatricals' Samuel French imprint. Atlantic's production, which is co-produced with Roundabout Theatre Company, is the work's world premiere staging.

The creative team also includes scenic designer Marsha Ginsberg, costume designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Reza Behjat, and sound designer Sinan Refik Zafar. Alex H. Hajjar serves as production stage manager, and Gracie Carleton is assistant stage manager. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.

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