Daphne’s Dive: Review, pics

Daphne’s Dive, a play about a family of regulars at a North Philly bar, is put together by a family of exciting artists: Samira Wiley (Poussey in Orange is the New Black) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) are in the cast. Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (In The Heights) reunites with director Tommy Kail (Hamilton.)…as we follow the seven street savvy and warm characters as they age over the course of 18 years, Daphne’s Dive is at its best when it’s letting them have fun – and letting the audience have fun with them. [But] the play itself – although well-acted and largely well-designed — is least successful when it piles on one too many sorrows.

Full review at DC Theatre Scene

Click on any photograph by Joan Marcus to see it enlarged.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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