MAN COVETS BIRD

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ROBERTA B mommy poppins says "sweet" · October 02, 2015
Overall, the man's journey and the play resolve in joy and hope, as every great family show should. And all of the kids I spoke to got that message loud and clear.... full review

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BILL RADEN stage raw, la weekly says "bitter" · October 01, 2015
Sofer’s original neo-folk and jazz-infused songs are diverting, and Matthew G. Hill’s Harold and the Purple Crayon-inspired projections are slyly amusing. In terms of adult-youth crossover appeal, however, Man Covets Bird falls far short of the wit, wisdom and real-world relevance found in the average episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.... full review

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ANTHONY BYRNES kcrw says "sweet" · October 01, 2015
Stop what you're doing, wake up your inner child, grab any other children in your life, and go buy tickets to 24th Street Theatre’s production of Man Covets Bird. No really, you need to see this show - I know it's a show for kids . . . but even if you're way beyond juice boxes and recess - this show is worth your time.... full review

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SYLVIE DRAKE cultural weekly says "sweet" · October 01, 2015
If you have young people at home, and even if you don’t, this is one seductive performance to not overlook. I’m not sure what director Devine needed to do beyond be divine and let these two fellas have at it. But I’m only kidding. Nothing is ever that simple. Whatever alchemy has gone into creating these tender and magical 70 minutes, this is one show that has taken flight and soars…... full review

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ELLEN DOSTAL broadwayworld says "sweet" · October 02, 2015
I adored this production as much for its physical elements - story, music, movement, characters - as I did for the many thoughts about life that resonate within its lines: that growing up means change, love comes in all forms, risk can win you great joy, and life in the end is what you make of it. This is a wonderful, beautiful accomplishment by director Debbie Devine and company.... full review

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RAVI NARASIMHAN backscatter says "bitter" · October 02, 2015
This after school special is as specific as a horoscope, as flavorful as tofu, and open to any interpretation one might wish to hang on it. It’s a piece calculated to leave talking opportunities for adults and any associated kids – the term ‘conversation’ is popular these days.... full review

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PAUL MYRVOLD theatre notes says "sweet" · October 02, 2015
It would be a mistake to label Finegan Kruckemeyer’s “Man Covets Bird,” now in production at 24th STreet Theatre, a children’s play, which is a confining term that lowers expectations. Rather, it is a sophisticated fable that, in the hands of two remarkable performers, reaches the highest levels of the theatrical art.... full review

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DEBORAH KLUGMAN la weekly, stage raw, artsbeatla says "bitter sweet" · October 05, 2015
The story, however, doesn’t quite resonate. Huber does fine as the storyteller and (as guitarist) half of a performing musical duo. But the individual he’s portraying is a bit too anonymous – too much of an Everyman – to be interesting. The problem lies first with the script’s lax and rambling plot and its generic blueprint for conflict: man against the machine. They are weaknesses that this skillful production and Huber’s neutral presentation never entirely compensate for.... full review

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EVAN HENERSON la examiner, theatermania says "sweet" · October 07, 2015
Man Covets Bird, the company's current production, is 70 minutes of enchantment and wonder. Employing two performers (one of whom is the composer), music, some cool animation and a golden spirit, Debbie Devine's production may not easily compete with bigger, splashier fare. It should. ... full review

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DINK O'NEAL arts in la says "sweet" · October 08, 2015
In the hands of director Debbie Devine and a phenomenally talented two-person cast, the result is magically inspirational.... full review

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