Review On Eight Nights

Iris Mann

Non-Registered Critics

Yet, the full potential of Maisel’s masterfully crafted script, which is suffused with an element of magical realism, is only intermittently realized in this world premiere production by Antaeus Theatre Company. Director Emily Chase stages the work smoothly, but under her direction some of the actors, several of whom play multiple roles, fail to explore the depths of trauma implicit in the theme. As a result, the production falls short of eliciting the deep emotional response the subject matter warrants...

Despite this and other shortcomings in the production, the finely conceived, sensitively written story is one the public needs to hear.