What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway's Letters of Suresh?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway's Letters of Suresh?
 
The Second Stage production of Rajiv Joseph's play features Ali Ahn, Ramiz Monsef, Kellie Overbey, and Thom Sesma.
in <i>Letters of Suresh</i>
Ramiz Monsef in Letters of Suresh Joan Marcus

Rajiv Joseph's Letters of Suresh officially opened October 12 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre Off-Broadway. Originally slated for an October 4 opening, a positive COVID case in the cast forced a week of canceled performances and a delayed opening. Previews began September 14.

The production is directed by May Adrales and stars Ali Ahn, Ramiz Monsef, Kellie Overbey, and Thom Sesma as the residents of a war-torn city as they seek peace through a series of notes that reveal a hunger for human connection. Letters of Suresh is a companion piece to Joseph’s play Animals Out of Paper.

Read the reviews below.

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and David Finkle)

New York Theatre Guide (Juan Michael Porter II)

The New York Times (Alexis Soloski)

Theater Pizzazz (Brian Lipton)

Theatrely (Noah Pattillo)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews come in.

The production features scenic design by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design and original music by Charles Coes and Nathan A. Roberts, projection design by Shawn Duan, and casting by The Telsey Office.

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