Here’s the thing: several of the O’Neill Critics Institute students wrote what Michael Phillips when he taught my NEA critics’ class called an “iris shot” lede. It’s the specific moment in a production that illustrates exactly why you loved or hated the production, or maybe highlights the production’s goals and shows how the team succeeded or failed. Plus, since it’s just a lede, that paragraph needs to be a megawatt beacon that illuminates the path to your eventual (and in this case, imaginary) conclusion..
Her Poppy is beautifully and sensitively interpreted as was her performance as Connie in Come Blow Your Horn with New Direction Community Theatre. Amy Prieto appears in her second TBP production having played the tipsy Chris Gorman in Rumors. Her performance is admirable for her warm vocal quality and unruffled demeanor as she runs up and down the stairs in her high heels wearing a smart blue suit without it becoming wrinkled.
His attorneys did not look surprised.Members of Noorani’s family, sitting in the front row, looked misty eyed as the verdict was announced but said nothing.In a hallway outside the courtroom later, the victim’s sister, Lubnar Choudhry, wept as she hugged her brother, Kaleem Noorani.”It’s good,” Kaleem Noorani commented later about the verdict.”We got closure, and we are happy that it’s over and justice is served,” he added.In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp praised the verdict.”Nothing will ever restore Nazish to her family,” he said. “As her two young children grow up, they will never have their mother by their side . This verdict, however, demonstrates to all of her loved ones that justice has been served.”Parvaiz’s parents, who had been in the courtroom for most of the trial, were not present today.The parents are “very upset” by the verdict and the defense team is planning to appeal, Bruno said.Bruno said he “wasn’t shocked” by the verdict, “because we knew we had the deck stacked against us.””Obviously, we were all very disappointed, but we knew we had an uphill battle with regards to all the text messages and emails that were allowed,” Bruno said.The jury heard testimony that Parvaiz told Stephen, her sister, Sandra, and another girlfriend, Yelena Belorusets, that he wanted to “get rid” of his wife and was talking about various ways to do it, including poisoning her or leaving her behind during a trip to Pakistan.Those witnesses testified that Parvaiz had described his wife as “selfish” and “materialistic,” a “bad mother” who refused to take their older son for treatment for his sickle cell anemia.