Reviews & Press

Reviews:

Suicide(s) in Vegas (Co-Director/Producer)

‘One of my favorites of the Fringe…terrific show.’
~ Todd James, Global News, August 19, 2013 (see full interview here)

 ‘inventive…striking…funny and charming’
~ Edmonton Journal, August 19, 2013

‘☆☆☆☆ Two wonderful actresses… the script crackles, the rapid-fire dialogue is funny, identifiable and real.’
~ Todd James, Global News, August 16, 2013 (full review here)

 ‘Great chemistry…dynamic personalities…engaging. The script is clever and the story is tight…’
~ Vue Weekly, August 2013 (full review here)

The Othello Project (Assistant Director/Associate Producer) (photos)

‘…ambitious…original and provocative’
~ Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post, June 8, 2012 (read full review here)

The Zoo Story (Director/Producer)

‘…strong performances and meaningful action’
~ Deb Flomberg, Examiner.com, March 26, 2012 (read full review here)

Suicide(s) in Vegas  (Director/Producer) (photos)

‘…talented actresses…You have one last chance to see this gem.’
~ Hamilton Fringe Reviews, July 2011 (read full review here)

‘..well-created…great use of space…a neat play’
~ The View, Hamilton, July 21, 2011 (read full review here)

‘✭✭✭✭ …two outstanding parallel performances by Elinza Pretorius and Amber Green…Evan Placey’s deft script is both touching and witty…I enjoyed myself completely. This show is easily among the very best on offer at this year’s Hamilton Fringe’
~ Hamilton Fringe Reviews, July 2011 (read full review here)

‘A great play with some wonderful performances that should not be missed.’
~ Hamilton Fringe Reviews, July 2011 (read full review here)

‘A fascinating study by Evan Placey for those of us interested in personality… Very cleverly written… A dark comedy that is multi-layered and superbly acted… See it’
~ Ontario Arts Review, July 2011 (read full review here)

‘✭✭✭✭ Elinza Pretorius’ Lydia makes an extravagant life feel claustrophobic, while Amber Green will break your heart as Jane, who eagerly looks for a happy ending in every face that passes through her toll gate. Director Margaret Whittum uses the vivacity of her performers to transform a bleak stage into the bright lights of Vegas, both a perfect and terrible place to die.’
~ The Torontoist, July 12, 2011 (read full review here)

‘Playwright Evan Placey’s dialogue is crisp…Margaret Whittum’s direction ensures that the pace never drags, the play clips along at a nice rhythm. Pretorius and Green create engaging characters and have a great rapport together on stage… feels like a well-oiled machine’
~ Mooney On Theatre, Toronto, July 7, 2011 (read full review here)

‘[The actors] work beautifully together and apart, playing their own roles to a tee as well as various minor characters… The right amount of wit, wistfulness, pathos, irony, sweetness, honesty, and sadness… A fine way to spend an hour’
~ The Charlebois Post, Montreal, June 12, 2011 (read full review here)

ShLong Form Improv  (Collaborative Improviser/Producer) (photos)

‘…very likeable and talented improv artists… If you’re looking for random funny awesomeness, go and see ShLong Form’ (read full review here)
~ Plank Magazine, Vancouver, September 12, 2011

‘ShLong Form Improv is full of infectious enthusiasm… The young performers are obviously having a blast… get in on the fun!’ (read full review here)
~ The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, September 8, 2011

‘The performers themselves are all charming and deliver such relaxed, spontaneous performances that it makes you wonder why anyone ever tries to write a script, when just making one up as you go along seems to generate more laughs anyways?’ (read full review here)
~ Calgary Herald, August 1, 2011

‘guaranteed laughs…without a dull moment’ (read full review here)
~ The View, Hamilton, July 21, 2011

‘effortless dexerity…completely enjoyable…a guaranteed pleaser’ (read full review here)
~ Eric Logan, Hamilton Artword Reviews, July 2011

‘Go see it, it’s a lot fun!’ (read full review here)
~ Ryan Trepanier, Hamilton Artword Reviews, July 2011

‘quick-witted and likeable’ (read full review here)
~ The Montreal Gazette, June 13, 2011

‘very funny stuff…go already!’ (read full review here)
~ Theatreinlondon.ca, June 21, 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director/Producer) (photos)

‘…a wealth of expat theater talent…very funny musical…with seamless transformations.’
~ The Korea Times, June 8, 2010 (read full review here)

‘The show…far exceeded my expectations…hilarious and heartwarming…’
~ The Korea Herald, June 1, 2010 (read full review here)

‘…highly entertaining…meticulously developed…I have to tip my hat to the director and cast for the special attention they paid to the details.’
~ Seoulstyle.com, May 24, 2010 (read full review here)

Dinner on the 14th Floor (Director/Producer) (photos)

‘…an enjoyable, unblinking look at the realities behind “domestic bliss”.’
~ The Korea Herald, November 28, 2007 (read full review here)

Love the Radio Edit  (Director/Producer/Playwright) (photos)

‘…this is a fun and original show…a surprisingly enjoyable show that has the spirit of the Fringe at its heart.’
~ The List, Edinburgh, August 17, 2006 (read full review here)

‘The company has been astute in their choice of material. The whole thing zips along neatly and energetically.’
~ The Scotsman, Edinburgh, August 8, 2006 (read full review here)

Choon-Hyang: True Love (Assistant Director) (photos)

‘Brimming with enthusiasm…all the ensemble moments are faultless’
~ The Scotsman, Edinburgh, August 2006

‘…[a] truly delightful piece of musical theatre…A sheer joy to watch.’
~ Plays International, Edinburgh, August 2007

‘…brimming with energy and bursting with talent…This is a show which will inspire our own children’
~ British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh, August 2007 (read full review here)

Phone Play (Actor – Telemarketer)

‘exceptionally well-acted’
~ Three Weeks, Edinburgh, August 9, 2005 (read full review here)

 

More Press:

Denver Westword “An Old Story” June 7, 2012

Denver Westword Visionbox’s The Othello Project puts classic tragedy into domestic violence context” June 1, 2012

9 NEWS “Bill Pullman performs with local acting studio” December 11, 2011

Denver Westword, Visionbox Quest” December 8, 2011

Denver Westword “Bill Pullman on Visionbox, Healing Wars, and the importance of having a place to experiment” December 8, 2011

The Denver Post “Actor Bill Pullman returns to Denver with a Visionbox” November 13, 2011

The Charlebois Post,Theatre for Thought, Fringe Edition June 7, 2011

The Korea Times,Suicide(s) in Vegas to premiere in Seoul” April 13, 2011

Groove Magazine, Suicide(s) in Vegas hits stage April 28” April 2011

Canadian Embassy Newsletter, Multi-award Winning Canadian Playwright’s “Suicide(s) in Vegas” Set to Premiere in Seoul” April 2011

10 Magazine, Theatre Highlights this month” April 2011

The Joong Ang Daily “Expats use Christmas to raise funds for North” December 27, 2010

The Korea Times “Seoul City Improv will present show in memory of Matt Robinson” August 10, 2010

Joong Ang Daily “Expats stake out space on Seoul Stages” May 24, 2010

10 Magazine “Something to Laugh About” May 14, 2010

United Hemispheres Magazine “Three Perfect Days: Seoul” May 2010

The Taipei Times “Comedy: Just Say Yes” April 23, 2010

The Korea Times “Seoul Players’ 24 Hour Theatre” April 13, 2010

The Korea Times “Expat Comedy Troupe Goes International” March 30, 2010

The Korea Herald “International cast to present Shakespeare” March 29, 2010

Korea.net “Seoul City Improv presents funraising comedy show on Apr. 3” March 29, 2010

The Korea Herald “Players present Christmas Special” December 23, 2009

The Korea Times “Seoul Players to give Christmas Performance” December 22, 2009

The Korea Times “Seoul Players Kick of Winter Season” November 24, 2009

The Korea Times “1,000 Plays to Kick Off Saturday” October 6, 2009

Joong Ang Daily “Happy new Year from the foreign community” January 6, 2009

The Korea Times “Theater Group to Hold Night of 1,000 Plays” October 7, 2008

Joong Ang Daily “Time Keeps on Slipping Into the Future” June 11, 2008

The Korea Times “Seoul Players Stage ‘All in the Timing’ June 1-21” June 3, 2008

The Korea Times “Theatre Seoul Re-stages Teeth” April 8, 2008

The Korea Times “Theater Group to Stage English Language Performance” January 8, 2008

Joong Ang Daily “Seoul Players Providing Live Laughs” December 4, 2007

The Korea Times “Relationship Woes Portrayed in Toronto-Set Seoul Play” November 27, 2007