Four Saints in Three Acts
Ends Oct 09 1h 34m
Four Saints in Three Acts
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Four Saints in Three Acts NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Dizzying

About the Show

A solo show, based on the works of Gertrude Stein, by actor David Greenspan, playing 66 unique roles

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Intelligent, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if love one person shows or love David Greenspan. Absorbing trying to figure out the narrative though there is none - yet there is.

Don't see it if Need a story versus moments. Hate one-person shows. Don't like non-linear shows.

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
September 20th, 2022

"Watching Greenspan perform this play, with his silent-screen expressiveness and full-body eloquence, is like watching a manic movie montage spliced together from bits of film, each brief segment making a kind of sense in its moment, independent of the whole."
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Lighting & Sound America
September 19th, 2022

Greenspan…is, by turns, grand, coquettish, robotic, confiding, irritated, officious, and prayerful. He strikes melodramatic poses…he briefly assumes a mantle of piety; he bursts into giggles over the madness of it all. He often seems to be listening to the prompts of voices only he can hear. Indeed, you could say he has been possessed by Stein's restless spirit; this is a performance as antic, impish, and as impossible to parse as her charming and bewildering words.
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Talkin' Broadway
September 19th, 2022

"David Greenspan raises the bar for actors. In fact, he is so good, I can affirm that I would watch him read Gertrude Stein."
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New York Stage Review
September 20th, 2022

"Greenspan does the script in 90 minutes on a simple and quite beautiful Yuki Nakase Link set."
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TheaterScene.net
September 21st, 2022

Greenspan isn’t always totally clear when switching points of view, but made up for this by turning the entire, long script into a wonderland of gestures, vocalizations, postures and movements. His eyes and his hands are masterful communicators. His lean body’s dancelike movements add dimension to the onslaught of words. This is a performance that must be seen to appreciate how mindboggling his accomplishment is.
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Theater Pizzazz
September 21st, 2022

"The theater is alive in a very special way at the Doxsee... With each gesture, one almost feels moved, blessed with the mystery of saints revealed in a complete, yet subtle way. The authentic practice of the art of speaking is revered."
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Front Row Center
September 20th, 2022

"David Greenspan’s performance is lyrical and lovely, humorous and intriguing… beautiful. He is magical."
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Stage Buddy
September 20th, 2022

"Greenspan is inhabiting Stein's characters, transforming bare words into beautiful meanings, or at least, endless reachings for meaning."
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