[PORTO] is a new play by Kate Benson that tackles the life of a single hipster in Brooklyn. Nothing is off-limits in her skewering of artisanal gastropubs, literature snobs, and the existential crisis of white privilege. It's a little bit Donnie Darko and a little bit Girls.
Lee Sunday Evans' exquisite direction (purposefully excruciating at moments!) matches Kate's brilliant writing quite well. Together, they nail what it's like to be young, single, and living in a cosmopolitan metropolis. The play is extraordinarily relevant, funny, and ultimately very charming.
Look especially forward to Ugo Chukwu's electric performance as both Raphael the Waiter and Simone de Beauvoir. This dude has the makings of a future megastar!
Photos: Maria Baranova
[PORTO] is playing at the Upper West Side's WP Theater and is a co-production with The Bushwick Starr in association with New Georges.
Runs through March 4.