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"This is a perfectly enjoyable production, with a solid cast, attractive staging, and choreography that makes the most of this one set, single-act show. But...'The Price of Thomas Scott' lacks depth and nuance...This 90-minute production feels more like a novella of sorts that mixes up a variety of familial subplots that suddenly comes to an abrupt end...If the production had been part of an evening of one-act plays, its simple tale might’ve felt more appropriate." Full Review
"Malawer's dialogue is precise and curt, though at times inevitably bordering on cliché…The six-person cast delivers a first-rate performance, sustaining the story's compelling pace…Tucker knows how to get the most of a story told with a small cast…The result: a story that would normally take much more time to be told in a traditional production unfolds at a break-neck pace, often affecting intense raw passion. And the result is a memorable play." Full Review
"'A Day by the Sea' is intelligent and moving. It presents a slice of real life. In a word: terrific...Don’t be deceived by the passive-sounding title; cataclysmic events are the backstory here that Hunter weaves deftly throughout the story…The set design is museum quality. Executed by Charles Morgan, the action is literally framed—like the large oil paintings that are backdrop. Director Austin Pendleton has done a splendid job choreographing a story that moves with comparable artistry." Full Review
for a previous production "It's impossible to distinguish between this inventive production and the story itself. So seamlessly intertwined are the two that in spite of his minimal, cost-conscience staging, Tucker literally spins his characters across the stage that enables the show to take flight....makes us feel as if this delightfully absurd presentation was the only possible way in which this tale could ever be served up." Full Review