Isa Freeling

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Reviews (8)
Medium

"I want to make it clear that this is a good and brave play but has some noticeable flaws...Guy played exceptionally well by Hamish Linklater is not that charming, attractive, yes, but not appealing...'Pain' is not boring and says a lot about relationships between men and women, but its too static to be what it could be, alarming relevant." Full Review

The Huffington Post

“An enjoyable piece of magic for theatergoers during this holiday season. It is a delightfully charming play...The Belasco is transformed into a dazzling setting in the Kingdom of Spain... Davies doppelganger to actor Crane’s tender Farnelli spoiled the audience for any other countertenor they will ever hear. Rylance’s guileless interpretation of King Phillipe proves to serve the suffering King by eliciting compassion and patience.” Full Review

Escaped Alone
Brooklyn
The Huffington Post

"The outstanding play 'Escaped Alone' is a great compliment to the feeling that seems to be gripping society right now...The tragic mythology and facts of life that define their existences are the centerpiece of Ms. Churchill’s excellent play, calling upon the audience to investigate their own issues of aloneness...Their fabulous rendition of 'Da Do Ron Ron' is a moment not to be missed because it reminds us that there is always music." Full Review

Familiar
Midtown W
The Huffington Post

"'Familiar' is a brilliant ode to family life. Extremely well written, its pacing is unbroken and a pleasure to follow. Playwright Danai Gurira is a superb storyteller, matched with formidable director Rebecca Taichman, they have created something special…'Familiar' [is] one of the best productions on family life I've seen in a long while." Full Review

The Damned
Upper E Side
Medium

"van Hove throws us into the center of the action and never lets us out of his disturbing and oh, so powerful grasp. He is a masterful puppeteer...A masterpiece of which its magnetic draw and imagination keeps the viewers entranced. Every actor is a veritable world unto themselves...van Hove smartly uses film in a myriad of ways to mine this thick and psychically dense material...Nothing is superfluous...It was as intense as it gets on the stage." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"It surprised my inpatient mind with plenty of amusement once it got rolling, though it needed to percolate a little sooner...Anita Hollander, as Mama Nurdlinger, is really the stand out actor here...I felt that the male characters of Zachary Slade played by Anthony Michael Lopez and David Harrell as Chester needed to work on keeping it broad while keeping it balanced. It was a pleasure the nonetheless." Full Review

The Judas Kiss
Brooklyn
The Huffington Post

"Rupert Everett’s performance is superb, not to be missed, though a little rushed in the first act…Bosie played by Charlie Rowe, is channeling the spirit of his character, excellent in his portrayal of this well-spoken and egotistic young man…For the most part, David Hare has done a wonderful job portraying these historic figures in 'The Judas Kiss,' while director Neil Armfield has fleshed out their frailties and strengths successfully." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"There is a new Hamlet in town, and Peter Sarsgaard has his back, giving this poetic youth of the ages a crisp, nuanced, and strikingly modern voice. This Hamlet is fresh faced...His iambic pentameter is a bit splayed out like a chicken born with legs akimbo, but it works, making Hamlet familiar, not so foreign, not so distant and entirely digestible...go see it, because of its very modern take and accessibility. And because Peter Sarsgaard's unique Hamlet is one you won't want to miss." Full Review