Category: Reviews

Broadway World: Death and the Maiden: A Play for the Zeitgeist

Under the taut direction of CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, a trio of actors inhabits the cast of characters who spend 36 hours together in a secluded beach house…

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Broadway World: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Starry Reading of Brecht’s Anti-Nazi Play

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler welcomed the audience to this one-night only staged reading of Fear and Misery in the Third Reich at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College with a preview of the 2018 season. Following in the wake… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery Review: Romeo & Juliet

In the title roles, both massive and lyrical, the gutsy Juliet of Gracyn Mix (despite looking uncomfortably like a Disney princess) is an apt combination of swelling emotion and quick thinking: You can see the rushed hormonal and… Read More

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Joyce’s Choices: Romeo & Juliet Review

This rapturous production held us completely in thrall under a crescent moon in the middle of the city with even the nearby church bells eerily in synch with pivotal moments, ringing the heartbreak to come. Gracyn Mix as… Read More

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Edge Media: Beckett in Brief: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett

One wishes to have seen more of Risteen and Baltin, but Lyman commands his three roles with utmost authority and control, and his talent at voice and dialect is a major part of his performances throughout.

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WBUR The ARTery: CSC Puts On An Achingly Affecting Series Of Samuel Beckett’s Short Plays

“Lyman’s solo turn as Krapp is the profoundly moving kicker of “Beckett in Brief.”

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The Boston Globe: Will Lyman’s mastery is evident in ‘Beckett In Brief”

“It is fascinating to watch Lyman’s Krapp, a writer now nearing 70, simultaneously fight and surrender to the tidal pull of nostalgia while listening to tape recordings of himself made on his 39th birthday.”

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Slow Muse: Our American Hamlet: Masterful performances by Jacob Fishel, Will Lyman, and Joe Fria

This skin-rubbed-raw state is a vulnerability that can also increase receptivity in a good way. Given my interest in art that explores the liminality between the political and the personal, I was engaged by a new play, Our American… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery: Ghosts Of Lincoln And Shakespeare Haunt ‘Our American Hamlet’ In CSC Production

The production boasts a series of fine performances, and its mixture of various theatrical devices proves transporting. But I found myself much more interested in Edwin’s story, with its details of the world of 19th-century American theater, than… Read More

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Metrowest Daily News: Family tragedy plays out in CSC’s ‘Our American Hamlet’

Give me a good historical drama any day – I love it when a play grips us with great storytelling and teaches us something new. Such a play is “Our American Hamlet,” a new drama by Jake Broder… Read More

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