THE HATMAKER’S WIFE
"Feels like pure levitation"
“Whimsical and poignant”
“Gut-laughter funny and hit-you-in-the-gut sad”
“Ms. Yee is a playwright to watch”
"The Obie-winning playwright Ethan Lipton clearly understands the dark side of warm and fuzzy, masterfully and humorously using bizarre pet stories to get to the hear tof his characters' emotional obliviousness."
"Companion piece you otter see! Ethan Lipton’s droll, dryly unsentimental comedy...swiftly directed by Mike Donahue…earns three out of four stars!"
"If your favorite time killers include overindulging in cute kitty videos on the Web — you know who you are, and you are legion — you will surely lend a sympathetic ear to the befuddled and bereaved hero of 'Red-Handed Otter,'…[Mr.Lipton] has a keen sympathy for the little guy, his diurnal woes and modest pleasures…'Red-Handed Otter' has the feel of a slightly self-consciously quirky indie film."
“Crane Story” is consistently gorgeous…told through shape-shifting actors (with clever costuming by Moria Clinton), and sometimes through puppets (the mesmerizing and seemingly sentient Bunraku-style creations of Puppet Kitchen). But most memorably, “Crane Story,” is told through sound…Ms. Silverman’s script percolates with interesting and often daring ideas…pure aesthetic gratification.
-- New York Times
“In the exceptional new play Dramatis Personae,
playwright Gonzalo Rodriguez Risco does a brilliant job...
at once whimsical and expertly thought out.
Strongest recommendation to catch this one while it lasts.“
“This is theatre with a distinct voice. …reminiscent of Pablo Neruda, or Isabelle Allende, or Gabriel García Márquez.
The surreal is as close as the fabric of your shirt.”
“This is a play created by a writer's writer for fellow writers as well as for anyone who appreciates layered, darkly funny, well-produced theater.”
“Critic’s Pick!...a beautifully crafted exploration of time and memory that will be haunting you for quite some time.”
“Much to admire in Wall’s writing and the work of a talented cast…
Wall has a particular gift for line-writing… and his actors do a smashing job of making those lines come alive.”
“I can’t imagine a finer production… the acting is of the highest order, it simply couldn’t be better.”
- Let’s Talk Off-Broadway
“…a flawless play... In a time of ceaseless snark and cynicism, its earnestness is asking bigger questions can be downright refreshing.“
- The New York Times
"Anna Ziegler's beguiling script crackles with nuance and wit."
"Miss Ziegler is blessed in having her script given a simple yet handsomely realized production by a director (Katherine Kovner) with a solid grip on the mood and flow of the story, and four actors sensitive to the nuances of the individual and group dynamics."
“Dudley is endearingly quirky, with amusing characterizations
and astute observations about youth and human reserve.”
– Back Stage
“Ms. Maxwell’s compelling, unsentimental performance is the centerpiece of Anton Dudley’s “Substitution,” but its strength is matched by Kieran Campion’s portrayal of Paul, a young substitute teacher who knew the mother’s son, Calvin…Who is substituting for whom in this dance of grief becomes the play’s passionate question.”
– New York Times
“…Playwrights Realm, a new company, has given Substitution a