Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About the World Premiere of Elyria | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About the World Premiere of Elyria

Playing Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company, Awoye Timpo directs the play about two women dealing with the consequences of a deal they made decades earlier.

Awoye Timpo

Critics reviews are coming out for the world premiere of Elyria which opened February 27 at Atlantic Theater Company. Written by Deepa Purohit, the work plays a limited run through March 19. Previews began February 10.

Two women crash into each other in 1982 in Elyria, Ohio. It's been twenty years since they struck a deal, and now they must face their past—and their entwined future.

Read the reviews here.

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theatre Guide (Amelia Merrill)

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)*

Talkin' Broadway (Howard Miller)

TheaterMania (Pete Hempstead)

Time Out (Raven Snook)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The cast stars Nilanjana Bose (Tamburlaine the Great), Sanjit De Silva (War Horse), Gulshan Mia (Acquittal), and Bhavesh Patel (The Nap). Making their Off-Broadway debuts are Sanskar Agarwal, Mohit Gautam, Mahima Saigal, Avanthika Srinivasan, and Omar Shafiuzzaman.

Awoye Timpo (Wedding Band, The Homecoming Queen) directs the production which features choreography by Parijat Desai, scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Sarita Fellows, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design by Amatus Karim Ali, and projections by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Casting is by The Telsey Office, Will Cantler, Karyn Casl, and Destiny Lily. Kat Meister serves as production stage manager.

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