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"Just see it—it’s a freaking good time...David Carl is a snarling, hillarious maniac. He keeps Busey intense and larger than life, but never over the top. Carl’s timing is spot-on, relentless, and never overindulgent. David Carl finds gritty soul and howling truth...There are moments that are breathlessly hilarious...The ride is just a ton of fun...If you want to shamelessly laugh your brains out, grab a ticket to 'Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet' and enjoy the ride!" Full Review
"'The Goodbye Room' blossoms from a glimpse at a mourning family into a universal conversation about the complexities of grieving...The cast crafts a compelling arc of grief viewed from four varying perspectives...'The Goodbye Room,' above all, is warm, direct and utterly human...Even when the pace lags, as it does occasionally, or a predictable line or two on the subject of grief plops out here or there, 'The Goodbye Room' never loses sight of the humanity of death." Full Review
"A tightly directed and acted absurdist comedy on the disappointing nature of life...'Tom & Eliza' is a surreal snapshot of a quintessentially flawed relationship. Delicately directed by Knud Adams, all of Song’s bleak humor and rapid dialogue converges into an engrossing and intimate experience...The only real shortcoming of the script, regrettably, is that it is not very original...Still, Song is after something uniquely her own as she tackles this popular format." Full Review
"While this play is well intentioned, it does not feel like a productive piece of theatrical activism. Sulby’s performance, while graceful and rich, is not enough to make her characters more than stereotypes. However, if you are interested in seeing some truly excellent theatrical projections, 'Sanctuary' will be worth your while." Full Review
"Director Caroline Reddick Lawson guides Chalfant with a stern grip and a keen eye on nuance. Together, their collaboration is strong, creating an interesting character study of this American icon. The design team is without flaw...Relying entirely on Ms. Chalfant’s exquisite capacity for subtlety and nuance, Leamer's script is unfortunately mostly a textbook of Kennedy history and family trivia...As a whole, if not for the fantastic performance, the play is without a basic dramatic drive." Full Review
"By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, 'The Incredible Fox Sisters' is a farcical ‘old-timey’ comedy about ghosts and grieving…Equal parts send-up of Americana and poignant rumination on longing, 'The Incredible Fox Sisters' is a thrilling ensemble romp that toes a tight line between jolly and jarring…The cast is tirelessly funny, each playing double, triple, quadruple parts, or even more..The pace and timing is purposefully contemporary." Full Review
"The ensemble cast is a joy to watch and director Jordana Williams is nothing short of an absolute bad ass. Williams and her production team’s achievements with the trilogy are simply remarkable, creating a style and a sense of action that is a genre onto itself...Rogers has accomplished a wholly unstoppable and supremely watchable epic. I wish I could Netflix Mac Rogers." Full Review
"'Hold Onto Me Darling' is a fun time, and—despite a very long running time and oddly miscast leading actor—is worth a look...It arrives at its main singular idea too quickly—the death of Strings' mother pulls the country-western star into an existential crisis...Lonergan never pushes past this initially amusing concept and, at times, without a lead actor with necessary comedic chops and nuance, the dialogue and jokes feel repetitive. Nonetheless, Lonergan is kind of a one-liner genius." Full Review
"'Dead Dog Park' is proof that theater can be vocal, aware, present, raging and engaging...[Director] Tucker unfolds the drama moment to moment, building up playwright Barry Malawer’s script towards its most heated exploration of justice...Tucker weaves poetry out of moments of stillness, then unleashes heartbreak within a single sentence. He effectively raises the tension, creating an aura of anticipation, keeping the cast – and the audience’s – nerves raw." Full Review
"I did not leave the theater completely perplexed. This comfortably confusing dark comedy is an existential rumination...While nothing is resolved and an eclectic variety of ways to pass the time within one’s home is showcased, it isn’t an entirely unfulfilling experience. With the audience laughing and 'hmm’ing' in all the right places, 'Due To Events' finds a unique groove before it ends as abruptly as it begins." Full Review
for a previous production "Director Kristin McCarthy Parker’s exuberant pace rockets the ensemble through all the books and films in just '80-ish' minutes. Matt Cox’s script is blissfully hysterical, brimming with nods to the novels’ unforgettable moments...Replete with hilarious catch phrases, Cox and Parker bring their Potterverse to life as only two real fans could." Full Review
"An intense, disturbing, and funny ensemble work…With the power to tear us out of our 'ordinary' well-mannered reality, 'tiger tiger' is an ensemble exploration of public violence. An emotional feast for your eyes, ears, and hearts...'tiger tiger' delivers exactly what you crave in an avant-garde play: havoc, humor, and a yearning immediacy...Using every tool at her disposal with unfaltering self-awareness, Almasy truly knows what she’s doing, and she’s doing it well." Full Review
"'Ghost Light: The Haunting' offers up a fresh, modernized take as play-within-a-play of two Broadway-bound theatre stars with chilling yet cheeky homages to kabuki and Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'... The cast of supporting characters and ensemble keeps us hooked into this pleasantly unpredictable theatrical experience from start to finish, and deserve a hearty round of applause." Full Review