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Under the Dragon's Tail
Off Off Bway, Theater 4 The People at Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre

Reviewed by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: Writer-Director Isaac Byrne brings alive four stories from our past, present, and future in a most visceral and heart-warming way.

Notable director Isaac Byrne makes his playwriting debut with a program of four short plays about people learning to stand up for themselves. The title comes from a quote from King Lear, spoken by Edmund (the bastard, and my near namesake) urging people not to let astrological readings define their life choices. Indeed, in all of the plays there is a reference to dragons, the constellation Draco...

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