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"Axis Theatre, the bold standard of boundary-breaking Off-Broadway theatre, once again serves up a powder keg banquet of characters...The script, direction, design, and actors elevate it to something as raw as it is wistful, wrapped in humor and drama...This is not a neat and tidy play with its curdling undertones of a distant time and place, but it is fleshed out with stark and haunting performances...A show that defies cliché in favor of the stirring and thought provoking." Full Review
for a previous production "The intimacy of this 'High Noon' is as palpable as the storyline...In this town without pity or spine...neighbors, lovers, and business partners are interchangeable and the color scheme is film noir. The feeling was also vintage celluloid; French New Wave, to be precise. This haunting theatre piece—a simmering 75 minutes, no intermission—is a true ensemble performance with every actor connected and showcased." Full Review
for a previous production "I look around: The little ones aren’t the only ones at the mercy of the barrage. Dads, moms, teens, grandparents—the entire audience, in fact, has fallen under the spell of cascading bubbles. The air is filled with oohs, ahhs, and giggles. Suddenly I realize I’m part of this awestruck chorus…I’m just as smitten as everyone else." Full Review
“Raucous shenanigans aside, lurking behind every plot twist and poetic monologue are fresh and fermented Irish Republican issues...Characters range from infant to elderly, the latter a trio of diverse siblings...Brilliantly directed by Sam Mendes, daybreak comes on an intimate scene between Quinn and his sister-in-law Caitlin...The interaction morphs into a trickle of family and others until the stage bursts with food, music, whiskey, dance, lust, fury, sadness, and danger.” Full Review
"50 Shades! The Musical, a cleverly orchestrated sex romp, played for laughs in ways you cannot begin to imagine...What really puts 50 Shades! in the upper class of farce, though, is the quality of the songs and the actors, who stop the show belting double-entendres with voices that would put TV pop-idol contestants to shame." Full Review
for a previous production "Mixing slapstick with artistry—their bodies can go from rigid to boneless in the blink of an eye—Irwin and Shiner are able to animate the inanimate, wage battle against uncooperative furnishings and props, and trigger uncontrolled laughter with a raised eyebrow or sly smile. What’s more, they are fearless when it comes to merging the traditional with the silly and the silly with the subliminal, all the while indulging in their favorite game of one-upmanship." Full Review