Matthew Paul Olmos

Matthew Paul Olmos is a critic with New York Theatre Review. This account has been auto-generated, and does not indicate that this person is an active member of Show-Score.com. That said, if you "follow" this member, you will automatically be updated whenever s/he writes a new review.

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Reviews (6)
90
New York Theatre Review

"The depth and importance of what Suh does in his latest work is delivered with both vibrancy and pathos with the ridiculously inventive directing of Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and gorgeous work from his creative team...The layers in Suh’s writing quickly calls us into question and makes us wonder who exactly in the audience the laughs are coming from; if we are now laughing with, or still at. " Full Review

85
New York Theatre Review

"'Futurity' consists mainly of beautifully rendered songs pushing forward the story of a soldier and mathematician who build a giant machine in an exploration of peace and the nature of man. What makes 'Futurity' a vital piece of American theater is what they are able to create in the way of an extraordinary marriage between gorgeous song composition, impeccable staging, and innovative performance." Full Review

95
New York Theatre Review

"A beautiful exploration of human craving and excess; the desire to indulge our mouths not so different from the urge to whet our aggression...Belarus Free Theatre is able to present these human tragedies without lecturing and without misery, rather they play to several of our senses as a way of engaging us to think about what these horrors mean and how they could ever happen, as opposed to merely pushing them in our face." Full Review

75
New York Theatre Review

"While the story is straightforward, this is only an entry point for Milisavljeic, as she weaves a complex spiral as the characters find themselves getting lost in both their humanity and how they see the world; what moves underneath Abyss is an exploration of what we’re capable of amidst tragedy and who we become in its aftermath; this is a beautiful and challenging work." Full Review

85
New York Theatre Review

"While this production runs into problems of tone, it makes up for it with the emotional backbone of a performance by Lily Rabe, who treats her role with all the heartache of a tragedy though she is surrounded by more broad characterizations; somehow this blend creates a completely enjoyable breeze of an evening with emotional moments felt throughout...While there isn’t much in 'Cymbeline' that one can take with you to think about after the show, it is a wonderful, light evening that most any... Full Review

80
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "The actions seem to represent the ins and outs of one’s life as we continually try to wrap ourselves around it, but more often get lost within...Through moments of happiness and connection...to moments of missed connections and regret, we watch the characters try to realign with their former selves, often unable to due to either memory or age itself...A life-sized time capsule which Mallory explores with guttural theatricality against the frailty of human capacity." Full Review