Non-Registered Critics: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Feb

The Mountaintop

…I have never been so moved, so deeply touched, so very thankful to sit in my seat in a darkened theatre…barely breathing.

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Feb

The Importance of Being Earnest

Indeed the entire cast do an excellent job, the energy is high and the gloriousness of one of the world’s most adored gods of literature fully honored as the actors trip lightly through the delicious minefield that is Oscar Wilde at his absolute best.

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Feb

Death House

The Road Company is always pushing the limits of our emotions and our minds, and thankfully so. They pick plays that surprise us and challenge us and delight us, but that also make us think deeply about our place in this world and our footprint upon it… Michael Peretzian directs with a tender lightness that allows his actors to inhabit and to become…bravo.

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Jan

Jocasta: A Motherf**king Tragedy

This is a brilliant and wild imagining of Jocasta’s realization of that fact, when she hits reality like a brick wall and her world falls down around her ears. …The performances are remarkable. Coldly calculated, passionately played.

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Jan

Forever Brooklyn

Marvin lead us rather delightfully through the American experience of his loving immigrant family with all the duplicity and the heartache that all lives generally serve up. He shares with us precious anecdotes and life lessons hard learned in the neighborhood and in school and later on in performance after performance as he discovers the hard way, as all of us always do, what really means the most in life.

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Dec

SANTASIA – A Holiday Comedy

“Santasia” is the kind of madcap show we should all go to every year if only to see what on earth they have come up with this time. Make it your new tradition. Bring your kids, bring your family and bring your friends, because everyone on stage seems to be just that important to each other.

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Dec

Bob’s Holiday Office Party

It’s a funny, excellently produced and searingly accurate portrayal of what I hope we never lose from our rapidly changing culture….I absolutely loved it!

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Nov

The Italian in Me

I highly recommend “The Italian in Me.” Dina Morrone is a gift from above, a brilliant comic talent with echos of Lucille Ball and Gina Lollobrigida with a touch of Tracey Ullman. I absolutely loved “The Italian in Me.” Bravo!

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Nov

Anatomy of a Hug

“The Anatomy of a Hug” goes some way to answer these universal questions perhaps, but mostly it is an intricately wrought portrait of a lonely woman so destroyed by one terrible moment in her life and its heartbreaking consequences that she insulates herself from everything that could indeed make her whole. It is quietly brilliant and powerfully true. Bravo!

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Oct

PL.A.Y Noir 2018

The cast is absolutely superb and were all clearly having a ball on stage. The plays are a mixture of funny and thrilling and the music was also brilliantly and thoughtfully curated, adding an extra depth to the show. Punk Monkey also employed a different director for each play, which I loved. It’s remarkable how much impact another set of eyes has on material like this, every director setting their own tone despite the similar material… “Play Noir” at The Actors Workout Theatre is an evening of the very best of the short play and Noir genre and I highly recommend it! Bravo!!

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Oct

Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror

…if you are longing for some truly vintage scary Halloween fun and are into rare Americana then this is right up your haunted alley!

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Oct

THE DOGS POND

“The Dogs Pond” is a lyrical, funny and furiously poetic look at a group of warriors who are just trying to find their peace…brilliant.

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Oct

POSSESSION: An American Serial Killer

The performances feel true, the actors channeling rather than acting and the effect of it all is honestly terrifying. Which is exactly the producer’s plan of course… If you have a penchant for horror and a need to understand those that make it in this world then this is right up your alley…

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Oct

Talking Trees

The writing is excellent and it’s challenging and bold. The actors are clearly given enough room to become real, engaging and full of life, the director trusts them and that is very apparent, bravo for that! I highly recommend “Talking Trees.” The playwright has drawn vividly from his own life and that is the truth behind the story we see on stage. Art is, at its best, an imitation of all our lives and “Talking Trees” is a perfect example of when that works. Bravo!

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Oct

SILENCE! The Musical

This is such a brilliant show. Funny, smart, inventive and full of wonderful songs and so many opportunities for brilliance from the performers. I absolutely loved it!! Please, please do yourself a huge favor and get yourself out to Hollywood to see “Silence! The Musical” I guarantee you won’t regret it…I’m definitely going back for more before November 3rd…

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Oct

Villainy

…this play is wickedly good, wonderfully written and directed and beautifully acted. I highly recommend it.

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Oct

The Tempest

There is a little bubbling magic and some very gentle audience participation, which is always a joy with one of the Bard’s comedies. There are lovely songs and passionate, heartfelt flirting and I absolutely love the way they interpreted Ariel – always a dilemma and a challenge how to give life to this iconic role, you must discover this for yourselves, however! So it’s wonderful! It’s only on for a few weeks to I recommend you get a Shakespearean move on! Oh and it’s free…yes free, although if you have a soul you will generously donate to their charming Halloween buckets when they come round at the end.

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Oct

A FLOCK OF MACAWS

I love the way Sam Henry Kass writes. He is brutal and poetic and bold, but the pain is always laced with love…which is what makes it real. I highly recommend “A Flock of Macaws” at Theatre 68. Ronnie Marmo directs with quiet deftness and fearless abandon, believing in the words and the power of his actors. Bravo!!

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Oct

WOLF CUB

“Wolf Cub” is weird and wonderful, deeply moving and oddly uplifting. It is a poem inside a punch inside a crack in the world and I think it’s absolutely brilliant. The run is very short and I urge you to sit in the dark with Maxine, you won’t regret it.

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Oct

Cymbeline

The performances are absolutely spectacular. This really is a wonderful cast and I truly believed them all, every beautiful word was spoken with authenticity, passion and glorious empathy… Run don’t walk…or click quickly at least to get your tickets, they are often sold out and this production of “Cymbeline” should not be missed.

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