Joe Lombardi




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BWW Review: IDENTITY at El Barrio Artspace - Fascinating Tale of Growing Up Disabled and GayReview: IDENTITY at El Barrio Artspace
Posted: Mar. 13, 2019


BWW Review: EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA at Harlem StageEL CORONEL NO TIENE LE ESCRIBA
Posted: Mar. 24, 2019


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BWW Review: IDENTITY at El Barrio Artspace - Fascinating Tale of Growing Up Disabled and GayReview: IDENTITY at El Barrio Artspace
Posted: Mar. 13, 2019


BWW Review: EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA at Harlem StageEL CORONEL NO TIENE LE ESCRIBA
Posted: Mar. 24, 2019


BWW Review: EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA at Harlem Stage
March 24, 2019

Based on a novella by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba is being presented in Spanish (with English supertitles) by Repertorio Espaol. A veteran of a Columbian civil war, the Colonel lives with his wife in a small village under martial law. They are impoverished and very hungry. Every Friday he waits for the postmaster. A letter is supposed to arrive with his pension from the war. No mail has arrived for fifteen years, hence the story's title which translates as 'No One Writes to the Colonel.'

BWW Review: IDENTITY at El Barrio Artspace - Fascinating Tale of Growing Up Disabled and Gay
March 13, 2019

'Some people go to therapy to work out their stuff,' Nicholas Linnehan informs at the start of his autobiographical play, Identity. Not him. Instead, 'I write plays to fix myself.' Before the first scene even starts, his character named Mike is laying bare his emotions for the audience to see. A man with a mild case of cerebral palsy and disarthryic speech, he points out that he is different from us. 'And deep down inside, I guess I'm praying I'm really not.'