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Desire

Reviews

 


“These ‘new’ Williams plays honor the great writer's body of work and offer new insights into his prose. Get in to see this delectable half-dozen. Director David J. Miller seems in perfect sync with his cast of uniformly strong actors.” - Edge Boston

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"These six one act plays have been based on short stories by Williams and adapted into stage plays by well known playwrights. The result is an electrifying evening of theater at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts that should not be missed. I am hoping that this thorough description of my reaction to these works of art will plant in you a 'desire' to make your way to the South End and the Plaza Theatre." - White Rhino Report Blog

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“Zeitgeist Stage Company introduces eight new faces in its production of Desire: An Evening of Plays Based on Six Short Stories by Tennessee Williams. Joining with Damon Singletary, a veteran of a trio of ZSC shows, they meld into an impressive ensemble to convey the unusual and flawed characters from the mind of Williams and the pens of half a dozen eclectic playwrights. A self-admitted aficionado of Williams, Director David J. Miller mixes and matches his cast to meet the challenge of portraying diverse personalities.” – BroadwayWorld.com

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"Desire is a haunting collection of six shorties adapted into one act plays, performed by the talented Zeitgeist Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts. This ensemble performance casts a spell over the audience, as we watch a symphony of tortured souls battling with their secret desires." - The New England Theatre Geek

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"David Miller is a consummate director (and stage designer), as evinced by these six pieces… and he is fortunate to have a remarkable cast to animate them. Each actor has the chance to showcase his or her skills by inhabiting an entirely different role, depending on the play."

- Boston Arts Review

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"The results are generally remarkable - the strength of the source material – and the skills of Williams’ posthumous collaborators - provides an evening of compelling theater."

- Arts Fuse

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"Miller is at the helm, and he benefits from the convincing work of a nine-person cast, all but one newcomers to the company. Miller must be credited here for the careful pacing and firm sense of purpose that motors these pieces. Jay Mobley’s sound design (chiefly, well-selected bits of European classical music) and Michael Clark Wonson’s lighting design are assets as well."       - The Boston Globe

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"Gore Vidal once spoke of Williams possessing a singularly compelling narrative tone of voice in his work. 'Desire' evokes that tone in its best moments, and Miller and company make its Zeitgeist premiere a winner." - South End News

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Exit Strategy

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“The design elements, the performances, and Holter's ripped from the headlines story-telling give the entirety of the production verisimilitude.” – BroadwayWorld.com

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The playwright demonstrates an undeniable gift for incisive characterization and punchy dialogue, and he has certainly put his finger on an urgent issue. – Boston Globe

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“The production’s cast members give their all to their respective parts.” – Wbur.org

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“The evening moves along with vim and vigor, thanks to David J. Miller’s snappy direction and the agile performances of the ZSC cast members.” – ArtsFuse.org

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“What a cast Miller has assembled!” – BostonArtsReview.com

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“The entire cast gives commendable performences. They are simultaneously realistic, vulnerable and inspirational.” – NETheatreGeek.com

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“Fagerberg is exceptional, as is Quinones, who embodies Luce with both infectious enthusiasm and, later, tender pathos. Shining the brightest, though, is Dottin-Coye, who demonstrates sincere depth and winning verve.” – TheaterMania.com

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“Holter’s ‘Exit Strategy’ is a heartfelt, passionate plea for support for public schools – especially struggling public schools – and those teachers and students who find themselves swimming against the tide.” – OnBostonStage.com

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“The current Zeitgeist production of the powerful and timely play "Exit Strategy" by Ike Holter is in its final week of performances at the Plaza Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts. It should not be missed. Find a way to get to the Plaza before this show closes this Saturday.” – White Rhino Report Blog

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Eight by Tenn

Reviews

 

“This is a production worth seeing, partly because you might not get another chance to see these Tennessee Williams one-acts performed, and partly because the design is consistently impressive, from Matthew Good's detailed sound design to the painterly lighting by Erik Fox that transforms the simple set into an array of locales.”
- Edge Boston, Killian Malloy

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“There’s plenty here for the Williams aficionado to dig through, like the character in ‘Portrait of a Madonna’ who perhaps anticipates Blanche Dubois and the general preponderance of good roles for women.”
- Boston Globe, Jeremy Goodwin

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Best of 2015

 

Zeitgeist Stage Company’s winter production of The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc was named to The Boston Globe’s 2015 Top Ten Theater picks. In his original review Don Aucoin wrote of the show, “The Big Meal,’ in its sneaky, seriocomic way, touches some deep chords at Zeitgeist Stage.” For the complete list visit

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Zeitgeist Stage Company’s spring production of The Submission by Jeff Talbott was named by WBUR’s The Artery as one of the outstanding productions of 2015. “Thorny questions of race, overweening ambition, near-miraculous inspiration, and good old-fashioned egos collide in what might be 2015’s most complex, emotionally searing production on the Boston stage,” was the summation of the show by critic Kilian Melloy. For the complete list visit

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