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Ugo Chukwu in "House Plant" by Sarah Einspanier at NYTW Next Door:
"...a cast whose caliber makes you feel lucky to see them -- particularly the reliably stellar Chukwu, whom I would watch in anything, and Bernard, who possesses the remarkable ability to wink without, seemingly, moving a single other muscle in her face.
- Laura Collins-Hughes, NY Times
"....it’s a chance to see some killer comic actors playing with bravura confidence. And Chukwu, one of our best downtown actors, is at the top of his form here. Somehow, he’s both a chaos Muppet and an order Muppet: both the toddler on a rampage and the preschool teacher getting the crayons out of his nose. Einspanier could have written Max specifically for him, and in fact he’s also in her hit Lunch Bunch, which returns later this season. For me, that’s the stronger play, but it doesn’t have Chukwu in a red skiing onesie limbering up to fake a mountaineering attempt. If you can only see one, see Lunch Bunch. But I’m starting a little Einspanier/Chukwu Completists’ Club, and you can’t join unless you see House Plant too.
-Helen Shaw, Vulture
(photo by Elke Young).