Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Spain Off-Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Spain Off-Broadway?

Tyne Rafaeli directs the new Jen Silverman play about the art of propaganda.

Marin Ireland and Andrew Burnap in Spain Matthew Murphy

Second Stage Theater's production of Jen Silverman's Spain officially opened Off-Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theater November 30, and the reviews are in. The play began previews November 8.

Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the company includes Tony winner Andrew Burnap, Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty, Sneaky Pete), Zachary James (Addams Family, South Pacific), Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses, King Kong), and Danny Wolohan (Camelot, Macbeth).

Spain is set in 1936, when a pair of passionate filmmakers land their next big project: a sweeping Spanish Civil War film with the potential to change American hearts and minds. Only one hangup: it just happens to be bankrolled by the KGB.

Read the reviews below.

CitiTourNYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Sara Holdren)*

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Caroline Cao)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

TheaterMania (Zachary Stewart)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez)

TheWrap (Robert Hofler)*

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

The production features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Casting is by The Telsey Office.

Silverman's plays also include Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, The Moors, The Roommate, Witch, and Highway Patrol. Her books include the novel We Play Ourselves and the story collection The Island Dwellers.


Photos: Spain at Second Stage Theater

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