Wilborn Hampton

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Reviews (6)
The Gin Game
Midtown W
The Huffington Post

"Comedy may not all be in the timing, but a large part of it is and James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson give an acting master class in it in a delightful revival of 'The Gin Game...' In the hands of Jones and Tyson, they are simply lost, lonely souls for whom one ends up feeling great sympathy and kinship and wish you could see every Visitor's Day at that old-folks home." Full Review

The Quare Land
Gramercy
The Huffington Post

"Maloney is one of the theater's treasures and his cantankerous curmudgeon slowly turning into an avaricious wheeler-dealer is a joy to watch. Sitting the play's entire 90 minutes in a bubble-bath, he makes Hugh an eccentric charmer it's hard not to like. Collins is a selfless straight man to Maloney's Hugh and manages to achieve a measure of pity. Smartly directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, 'The Quare Land' is a delightful start to the Irish Rep season." Full Review

The Weir
Gramercy
The Huffington Post

for a previous production "The director Ciaran O'Reilly has assembled a fine cast that manages to turn an evening at the pub into a harrowing night of self-revelation and discovery. Each of the actors is a natural story-teller, and each contributes in small ways to the overall success of the Irish Repertory staging." Full Review

Old Times
Midtown W
The Huffington Post

"A haunting revival with a sterling cast...The result is an electrifying hour of theater that crackles like lightning...As always with Pinter there is an element of menace and mystery that creeps into the most banal banter, and Hodge's brilliant cast delivers both." Full Review

Mercury Fur
Midtown W
The Huffington Post

"Ridley's play is not for the squeamish. Quite a bit of blood is spilled when the client begins to act out his gory dream. There are some inconsistencies in Ridley's dystopia...There is more to 'Mercury Fur' than the revulsion it creates. Ridley has brought the outrages of our time closer to home and cast a flashlight on where they could lead. The director Scott Elliott moves the play along at a smart pace, and an energetic cast makes it uncomfortably credible." Full Review

The New York Times

for a previous production "As satirical and clever as it is, 'The Screwtape Letters' is a sermon at heart, and sermons are rarely the stuff of riveting drama. The humor of this stage adaptation is mostly cerebral, and a large part of what makes it successful is an energetic performance by Mr. McLean that brings some semblance of action to the stage. Karen Eleanor Wight is aptly reptilian as Toadpipe. One doesn’t have to be a Christian to enjoy 'The Screwtape Letters.'" Full Review