Bob Dreyfuss

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Reviews (4)
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“A creative new staging...The brilliant that a trio of fine performers interchangeably play everyone in the cast. Under the absorbing direction...the actors create a swirl of argument, moving nimbly around the desks, alternately playing accuser and accused...Thanks to powerful performances...the heartfelt passion and dedication to justice that animated the Catonsville Nine rivets the audience to their seats, with some in tears or biting their lip as the play unfolds.” Full Review

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"It’s a mash-up: the brilliant conceit of 'Raison D’Être' is that six characters in this case manage to intrude on two, otherwise unrelated works by Pirandello...A ninety-minute performance that skillfully combines Pirandello’s off-kilter comedy with his puzzling irony and sudden bursts of affecting drama...With great aplomb Linden, Allouche, and the rest of their ill-starred family make it seem entirely reasonable that their misfit Characters belong exactly where they are." Full Review

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for a previous production "A one-man, pre-Halloween tour de force...In 'The Cask of Amontillado'...Jones slips effectively into this character, in spirit bringing the audience along with him into the dank cellar...Jones closes the show with 'The Raven'...The rendition he delivers mesmerized the opening night audience with the work’s rhythmic rhymes and meter, conveying well, in contrast to 'The Raven’s' stoic coldness, the character’s crescendo of unbearable pain of loss." Full Review

East Village
The Nation

for a previous production "Last night I was blown away, though happily not literally, by a brilliant stage performance at Page 73..."Grounded" powerfully focuses on the human element, on both sides of the joystick that unleashes drones overseas. Don’t miss it." Full Review