Non-Registered Critics: Keri Tombazian



Act I is driven with biting, painful, funny monologues and repartee. Like Appropriate, Act I is a study in well-structured play, while Act II clunks around a bit, looking for its own rhythm. In the Echo's production, this seems to be due to Director Chris Fields' missed opportunities of pace to lift Jenkins' words to their highest potential. It is a stark contrast to his clear vision in Act I. Make no mistake, the excellent design, mostly fantastic performances, and one of the best scripts among new plays, Gloria is a terrific evening of theatre.

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Native Son

Kelley's one-act is brutal, harsh, and relentless. Complex in structure, cinematic in style, it delivers cruelty and ignorance, desperation and despair: human characteristics all worthy of artistic exploration and told here with the benefit of excellent production design.

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Cameron Jones mastery of physical theatre breathes a blast of fresh air into solo performance. Unlike anything you have seen. 35 minutes of incredible. My only "complaint" - it is over too soon. New Zealand's finest come to America.