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Do You Feel Anger?
Do You Feel Anger?

Do You Feel Anger?
A Red Orchid Theatre
Thru - Mar 13, 2020

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A Red Orchid Theatre

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Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

"...There are some laughs, nonetheless. Some useful provocations. And the actress Sadieh Rifai has such heart on stage that her character transcends the overall world here. In her work, you see what might have made "Do You Feel Anger?" far funnier and more successful, especially since Nelson-Greenberg is a talented writer: nuance and believability is an asset and a modicum of empathy actually aids understanding."
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Chris Jones



Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...From the ugly geometric set (designed by Jeff Kmiec) to Mike Durst's cold fluorescent lighting to the pitch-perfect portrayals of an unbalanced set of people, this is a scary-accurate take on our current situation. Paul Dillon as the Old Man nearly steals the show in his cameo, but it's Nelson-Greenberg's funny/horrible words which are the clear stars. She makes us empathize with this flawed bunch in a way Sofia could only dream of. "
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Dmitry Samarov



NewCity Chicago- Recommended

"..."Anger" presents "facts" without judgement: in order to succeed, men intimidate and women submit and that's just the way it is. But the play also suggests there are other options. Everyone of legal working age should see this show because, if we were honest with ourselves, workplace harassment is ubiquitous and empathy (not anger) may be our only way out of the bathroom."
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Hayley Osborn



Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

"...For audiences who aren’t put off by frank dialogue and enjoy a new, contemporary Theatre of the Absurd production that’s pretty funny, this surreal one-act by Mara Nelson-Greenberg will be an unexpected pleasure. The more conservative theatergoer might simply feel confused and offended by the frankness of this dark comedy, but the playwright’s message is clear amidst her off-the-wall humor. She’s painted a satire of a typical workplace in which the men rule, but who are dumber than a box of rocks. The play says a great deal about the world in which we live and provides a lot of food for thought."
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Colin Douglas



Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

"...Playwright Nelson-Greenberg's script offers some accurate office insights, although the neanderthal humor is overdone. Her play is Theater of the Absurd, 21st century version. There are no rhinoceroses or parents living in trash bins. It's her characters themselves who are absurd-and awful."
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Nancy Bishop



Chicago On Stage- Not Recommended

"...The only thing consistently worth watching is the changing dynamic between Sofia and Rifai's nervous, mile-a-minute talking Eva, who learns to stop placating the chauvinists in the office at the same time as Sofia-desperate to justify her job-starts caving in to them in a too-obvious example of bad men wearing good women down. (Oh, yes: this is most definitely a very simplistic one-way equation here; women good, men bad. Ugh.)"
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Karen Topham



Picture This Post- Recommended

"...If you're in the market for theatre that recognizes social strife through giggles and gags, DO YOU FEEL ANGER? should be on your short-list of Chicago shows this new year."
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Margaret Smith