Michael Hartung

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Reviews (5)
90
Theatre is Easy

"Director Scott Elliott skillfully brings together this thought-provoking piece. Elliott highlights the unsettlingly relatable aspect of this family that Shepard has built. The audience goes from shock to laughter, and often both at the same time. It’s impossible not to leave the intimate theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center and wonder what exactly just happened. This production of 'Buried Child' is theatre worth thinking about for days." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

"Though this play is unapologetically over-the-top, it will leave you thinking as well as laughing...The ensemble of excellent actors could be having more fun on stage together...Jones’ script has a wonderful feeling of improvisation, allowing the skilled actors to really dive into the outrageous comedy of the piece. It is the mastermind of director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel, that brings this all-over-the-place comedy together while remaining surprisingly simple and focused." Full Review

95
Theatre is Easy

for a previous production "A whip smart musical comedy based on a true story that’s sure to leave you laughing and thinking for days...This show is a testament to bold and brave writers, a group of committed, fiercely talented actors, and a collaborative team of theatre artists. They have dared to do away with spectacle and in doing so, have allowed this important story to come to life with engaging brilliance." Full Review

75
Theatre is Easy

"An exciting evening of new short plays that range from successfully thought-provoking to works in progress that are ready for the next step. An evening of new work that has Neil LaBute’s name boldly attached to the title holds exciting potential...The crown jewel of the night, Neil LaBute’s 'Kandahar,' ends the evening...'Kandahar' is deeply and fascinatingly complicated." Full Review

70
Theatre is Easy

"This subject matter is inarguably relevant right now. With instances of sexual abuse on college campuses coming to the forefront of the media, this play is unsettlingly pertinent. The Bats handle this dense, dramatic material gracefully...Winters’ script, though dynamic, is not without issues...At times, the conversation becomes clunky and unfocused. Though perhaps this is suitable for the situation, it makes for a long, one hour play. In the end, 'Student Body', left me appropriately unsett... Full Review