Read Reviews for [PORTO] Off-Broadway

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Kate Benson puts the millennial woman in the spotlight in her new out-of-the-box comedy, now playing at WP.
Julia Sirna-Frest, Leah Karpel, Noel Joseph Allain, and Jorge Cordova
Julia Sirna-Frest, Leah Karpel, Noel Joseph Allain, and Jorge Cordova Maria Baranova

Kate Benson’s play [PORTO] officially opened February 6 at WP Theater, marking its official Off-Broadway debut following a critically acclaimed Off-Off-Broadway run last year. The play unfolds inside a bar in gentrifying Brooklyn, and looks at life, dating, and desire from the perspective of a woman named Porto.


Read reviews for the production:

DC Metro Scene (Deb Miller)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes in 2017)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

[PORTO] is a co-production between WP, The Bushwick Starr, and New Georges.

Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Bull in a China Shop, Caught) directs a cast made up of Julia Sirna-Frest as Porto, Noel Joseph Allain (Luft Gangster, Queerspawn), playwright Benson, Ugo Chukwu (Ripcord, JOB), Jorge Cordova (Moment of Zen, Hillary), and Leah Karpel (The Harvest, Pocatello).

The limited Off-Broadway engagement began performances January 28 and is scheduled through February 25.

The production features set design by Kristen Robinson, costumes by Obie Award winner Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Kate Marvin (Somebody's Daughter, Happy Days). WP Lab alum Rachel Karpf (Stuffed, Queens) and John Del Gaudio (the food was terrible, Comfort Dogs: Live from the Pink House) are the line producers.

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