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Review: English Speaks Volumes About The Nature of Identity

February 22, 2022, 10:36.20 pm ET


Photo: Ahron R. Foster                                                                                  

By Brian Scott Lipton

In our era of identity politics, many of us define ourselves primarily by our political beliefs, sexual orientation, race, religion or gender. But as Sanaz Toossi’s affecting new play “English” reminds us, what language we speak – and what languages others force us to speak – is often the predominate component of one’s identity. Indeed, this very smart one-act play -- now being co-presented by the Atlantic Theater Company (at the Linda Gross Theater) and the Roundabout Theater Company – speaks volumes about an important issue many people here in America never think about. Read Full Review

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