Neal Zoren

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Reviews (5)
New Brunswick

"'Midwives,' Chris Bohjalian’s adaptation of his 1997 novel to play form, is so intrinsically dramatic and so chocked with weighty matters it grips throughout — even though its first act is much stronger, more theatrical, and more powerfully intense than its second." Full Review

Dauphin Island

"Chocked with twists, revelations, and conflicts, Jeffry Chastang’s 'Dauphin Island,' at Trenton’s Passage Theatre through October 27, satisfies most by its view of ordinariness." Full Review


for a previous production "He obviously wants to wow an audience in a thematic revue. And he’s put together several of them. They all have the same problem. They overreach. Rather than entertain with the finesse that is part of his being, Maurice wants to amaze, to knock your socks off. In revue after revue, the effort is too great. Maurice tries so hard to please, it look as if he’s begging for approval...In 'Tappin’ Thru Life,' Maurice repeats the mistakes of his past ventures." Full Review


"The production Jones directs for Crossroads is a mixed bag. Dickens prevails in that the change in Scrooge brings both joy and tears, and key moments in his metamorphosis register as important. But the Crossroads show tends more toward simplicity than depth." Full Review

DC Metro Theater Arts

for a previous production “Graham entertainingly and dramatically shows race relations in action. Director Bud Martin follows Graham’s lead with a production that unfolds naturalistically, giving each scene room to make its point...’White Guy on the Bus’ is a play that can open discussion and open eyes…Graham lays out his ideas with brilliant precision and smart dialogue. Martin builds to high points and helps various characters’ dilemmas unfold grippingly while keeping a sense of suspense in the air.” Full Review