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for a previous production "A quirky kind of magic show, one whose basic comic spirit has an aura of darkness and mystery...When he’s not being serious DelGaudio, a low-key but skilled magician with a deft line of patter, does card tricks, interacts with the audience, tells jokes, disappears various objects before our eyes, and entertains us masterfully...Mothersbaugh’s score provides a haunting underpinning to the one-hour show, which is ably directed by Frank Oz." Full Review
for a previous production "Gogol created a character who is a mixture of rationality and madness, a twisted, tormented soul who is also capable of moments of lucidity and understanding. The interweaving of humor, anger, hatred and delusions of grandeur gives the monologue its dense, complex texture -- and makes it a fiendishly difficult challenge for an actor. Volok rises to the occasion; he gives a powerful and commanding performance that this reviewer will long remember." Full Review
for a previous production "The kind of play one might see in an Eastern European avant-garde theater...Highly stylized and tightly choreographed...Forget traditional construction, naturalistic dialogue, or a clear-cut story; 'Toys' unfolds in surrealistic fashion, with snatches of talk, sudden screams, bizarre images...Ubrankovics and Skovran give tour de force performances in this short, dark play, bringing energy and passion to their roles, and working together in smooth, seamless fashion." Full Review