See it if You love O'Neill, intense ensemble drama, and experimental renderings to f classics.
Don't see it if You are a purist and want your classics done classically.
See it if You enjoy epic plays, want to see truly amazing cast performances.
Don't see it if You are short on time, prefer musicals, or lighter fare.
"Bold, playful, vivifying re-creation of the Eugene O’Neill classic...Taken together, they make a smart and thought-provoking show that repeatedly upends expectations, distilling the essence of O’Neill’s 'Iceman' into new forms that mostly do away with the tedium. (Act II is the unfortunate exception.)...Each of these pieces is meant to be able to stand on its own. They certainly can, though if you don’t know the original much of the meaning will be lost."
"Though it’s not totally obvious, it absolutely works...An Indie-glam-rock song cycle where each song represents a different character…I found myself really wishing that Sirna-Frest would transform more plays in this fashion…In Act II, the cartoon violence and general detachment of the characters pushes the scene into another genre, but the play is still somewhat recognizable here…The contrast between these two performances is jarring and fascinating."
"'In Act III of the 'Iceman Lab' series, five female dancers evoke all of the characters in Harry’s bar. They perform McLaughlin’s choreography beautifully…At this final Act of the 'Iceman Lab,' there are so many fascinating layers that I both want to explore and also protect. In other words, I want to tell you all about the very clever way the piece uses elements such as stage directions, but I don’t want to ruin the surprises in store for those who attend."