Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Hunter Gatherer" reviews

Oh hai. Yeaaaaa!! We have opened! And there's been some reviews!

Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes, "You may end up despising at least one of them, but it's great fun to watch this confluence of desires spiral out of control...."

"It might not work were it not for the vivid characterizations created by Red Eye's cast, skillfully directed by Steve Busa." "

"...Nachtrieb's propensity to push the envelope is more reminiscent of Harold Pinter, except a lot funnier."

And since this is my blog, I will be totally self serving. "Scott proves a reliably realistic anchor when the storms of absurdity start to blow." W00t!

Full review here.

Dwight Hobbes of the TC Daily Planet didn't like the play so much, but very kindly wrote, " Kevin McLaughlin, Bethany Ford, Jen Scott and Dan Hopman, ably directed by Red Eye artistic director Steven Busa, conduct a virtual clinic on how to thoroughly engage an audience, keeping everyone with you every step of the way."

"So, you’ve got brilliant actors enlivening what narrowly avoids being an “I could’ve had a V-8 evening.” Thank God for Kevin McLaughlin, Bethany Ford, Jen Scott and Dan Hopman."

My self-serving bit: "Jen Scott hilariously fleshes out Pam–you’ve heard of the sex-starved; this poor woman is famished. Scott crafts a desperately warmhearted portrayal you can feel across the room."

Full review here.

And finally, Graydon Royce of the Star Tribune writes, "...poor Pam bears the countenance of someone with an eternal case of gas."

"Hunter Gatherers" by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb runs through Oct. 30th, at the Red Eye Theater.

Would love to see you there! :)