According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Baby Girl

Baby Girl showcases the frenzied life of a girl named Elise. In the course of a few days, Elise deals with at least three men in love with her, having to sleep with her no-name newborn in their car, the baby’s father turning transsexual and much more. And while the play may seem a little soap opera-ish at times, it more than makes up for it in entertainment value.

Trisha LaFache (Elise) perfectly portrays the young New Yorker lost and confused in a world she herself created. The other cast members also add to the convincing world of NYC life – where nothing (and I mean nothing) is unusual.

Baby Girl is fast-paced fun that will definitely have you on the edge of your seat – yearning to know what other mischief Elise will get herself into. Also, its comedy takes the edge off of what normally would be seen as a serious situation and creates a highly entertaining performance.

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