Scotty Zacher

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Reviews (5)
Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production "Through her captivating one-handed performance, Molloy transforms the somewhat banal premise of 'The Edge of our Bodies' into truly innovative theatre...Her harsh New York accent lands so well with that character that I wish she’d have done something similar with the others. Not that I ever lost interest or got confused with regards to which character was speaking; it’s more a matter of utilizing every bit of Molloy’s obvious talent. 'The Edge of Our Bodies' works as a coming of age story." Full Review

West Village
Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production "Anne Kauffman’s cast and direction are pitch perfect. Though it’s performed rather presentationally, the script and performances capture the language and routines of daily life recognizably, even if oddly in places...Though none of this is realism, it amazingly feels very true....'Smokefall' is a haunting play that’s remained with me in the days since seeing it." Full Review

Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production "A uniquely stylized, fast-paced rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic...Despite the many quirks that The Hypocrites bring to the opera, the production retains all the charm that made Gilbert and Sullivan such beloved luminaries of contemporary musical theatre...The snappy comedy, the witty dialogue, and the clever turns of plot are all here...This is a tight cast of incredible talent...If you want to see some invigorating theatre, go see 'The Pirates of Penzance.'" Full Review

Midtown W
Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production “A vital retelling of the fiasco…150 thrilling minutes of action, analysis and accusation…Fondakowski has assembled a devastating evening of heart-wrenching and mind-boggling witnessing…It paints a chilling cumulative portrait of technological hubris getting a vicious blowback from a violated environment…Nine actors spill their souls as they bring to life the deaths of 11 oil-industry workers on this Macondo rig from hell.” Full Review

Chicago Theater Beat

for a previous production “David M. Lutken plays Woody with communal charisma...Lutken, as sympathetic in his down-home decency and grass-roots purity as his inspiration, colors all the warm notes in Woody’s haunting call to arms, ‘Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?’ It’s an odyssey of a hootenanny, as unflinchingly sincere as Garrison Keillor in front of a mike or Woody’s pals Pete Seeger and Leadbelly singing up a storm just by ‘always going on.’” Full Review