Andrew Beck

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Reviews (6)

for a previous production "O’Brien does possess great instincts as a playwright which assure that the evening never becomes static...The play bounces around in time and location, but is always easy to follow… Director Jo Bonney and her two accomplished actors, Michael Cumpsty as Watson and Michael Crane as O’Brien manage to draw the audience in and sustain our interest…They each handle each impersonations with crafty aplomb." Full Review

East Village

for a previous production "Orlandersmith’s brilliance with her language and her comfort as a performer draw one deeply into the minute details of this engrossing work. After all, we each understand the role of family and the memories and thoughts that have formed us and continue to color our lives no matter how old we are. Orlandersmith has been willing to share some of the deepest, darkest and most revealing of those moments in a most intriguing and rewarding manner." Full Review

Living on Love
Midtown W
Springfield Art Examiner

for a previous production "This production, directed with a lot of gusto and charm by Broadway musical veteran Kathleen Marshall, does make people laugh—and laugh and laugh. It doesn’t have a lot on its mind, but it is indeed quite funny." Full Review

Love and Money
Midtown W

"'Love and Money' proves to be a major disappointment...He ends the play with a more than happy ending that meets nearly everyone’s needs in spectacular ways—and is at heart quite unrealistic...It is sadly just too derivative and unimaginative to provide a satisfactory theatrical experience." Full Review

Upper W Side

for a previous production "‘War’ proves to be one thrilling, exciting and definitely risk-taking mess, further demonstrating the promise of the dynamic African-American playwright whose originality and audacity are gaining him critical acclaim…But this new play is packed with so many ideas and so much entertaining social commentary, that it tends to lose focus…The only guarantee is that Jacobs-Jenkins leaves you with a lot, quite a lot, to think about." Full Review


for a previous production "Yale Repertory Theatre is now offering an engaging, entertaining and genuinely funny take on the Bard’s 'Much Ado About Nothing...' One of the great triumphs of this production is the smooth, virtually unnoticeable way in which Jones’ dialogue moves effortlessly from Shakespeare’s prose to the slang of the ‘60’s, down to the point of sounding similar in sentence structure and style." Full Review