Hailey Nuthals

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Reviews (6)
Crackskull Row
Chelsea
Washington Square News

for a previous production "In the world of theater that tackles taboo topics, 'Crackskull Row' has undeniably added its name to the list...One leaves the theater mystified. To be sure, the show was dark and unsettling. Its themes were off-putting—or disturbing—to say the least, but it certainly is not a 75-minute display of horror. 'Crackskull Row' certainly does give the curious mind a lot to work with." Full Review

The Highlighter

"Without anyone else saying a word, she uses body language, verbal expressions, and in general superb acting to imply what the dialogue of the other characters is supposed to be. The resulting interactions are hilarious...Carding’s Richard is a witty, conniving, elegant creature. As a whole, the production works perfectly, with the rise of the duke and fall of the king coming together in a show that never lags for a second...An absolute success.” Full Review

The Highlighter

for a previous production "'Dementia Americana' may not exist in the sense of what it was meant to, but is a frighteningly apt term for what the American climate looks like today. Between the ingeniously clever stage setup, flawless scene transitions, and utterly incredible acting, the production becomes a fantastical event. It’s a comical, farcical commentary, and succeeds in every aspect. Those who could be labeled as suffering from 'dementia Americana,' and those who couldn’t, would do well to watch it." Full Review

The Highlighter

"The play becomes a fascinating examination of how we hurt our loved ones to a powerfully uncomfortable look at how we hurt everyone around us…Anna’s time spins wildly out of control and then abruptly, the play is over. The audience is left reeling–thinking about not just their own existence, but their existence in relation to others. To the universe. It’s overwhelming, and frightening, but most of all, beautiful." Full Review

The Highlighter

"The whole thing begins quite quickly to feel cliche, and thoroughly blurs the line between Theater of the Absurd and simply unoriginal…It’s all melodramatic in a boring way, broken up with quotes by Virginia Woolf and statistics about hyposexual desire disorder. One wants to enjoy it, and almost can, but the framing of Theater of the Absurd makes it hard to tell if we’re supposed to enjoy it at all or if the sense of mild confusion and impression of ham-handedness was the playwright’s intent." Full Review

The Highlighter

"While the play’s dialogue leans towards slightly clunky at times, that’s the most critical comment to be made. The acting is all convincing, and every character is unique and fleshed out...The best part of the production lies not in the details, but the concepts it approaches…'Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat' raises a multiplicity of questions, and offers no answers…It is no mind-blowing play, no work that leaves you with tear-stained cheeks, but it is a thoughtful one, and an interesting one." Full Review