Christiana is “top-notch” (New York Times)
The World’s Fair Play Fest is a Critic’s Pick! From Neil Genzlinger, of the New York Times, July 23, 2014:
“‘Carousel of Progress” by Lauren Yee is the standout. It opens with a hilarious animatronic man (Rajesh Bose) from the attraction of that name at the 1964 fair; you can’t take your eyes off Mr. Bose, who in moments conjures the strange combination of wonder and clunkiness so integral to that time. But that’s just a sideshow. This delicate work is really about the space between the world’s fairs and two people (Christiana Little and Imran Sheikh) who in 1939 thought they had a future together, re-encounter each other in 1964 and briefly contemplate what might have been….The 16 actors, many in multiple roles, are top-notch.”
The article appears in print on page C6 of the New York edition, July 24, 2014.