SEPTEMBER 21 - 24, 2017

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The New York Times Review

On Sept. 22, theater critic Charles Isherwood stepped off the ferry into the warm evening air of Festival Thursday.

The plays he saw during his four-day stay, by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, proved "terrific," "revelatory," and at least once "entrancingly bizarre." 

We're thrilled that Isherwood found the Festival-produced Small Craft Warnings to be an "excellent production, powered by a supremely funny Gail Phaneuf in the role of Leona."

Chris Anthony, center, in "The Hairy Ape." Photo by Jeffrey Moore for The New York Times

EgoPo Classic Theater's production of The Hairy Ape proved a "brutal allegory," and Chris Anthony’s "ferociously committed performance (paging Hollywood) was among the festival’s finest."

And Isherwood found Desire Under the Elms, staged by Abrahamse-Meyer Productions, to be "stripped-down" and "inventive" ... "Both [Mbali] Bloom and [Marcel] Meyer were entrancing in their dangerous dance of seduction ..."

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Praise from the
Huffington Post

Reviewer and theater scholar Bess Rowen found Small Craft Warnings to be "laugh out loud funny and absolutely entertaining," and Everett Quinton's production of In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel to be a "fantastic choice for a piece with such unusual rhythms."

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Sarah Macdonell, Gail Phaneuf, and Joe Macdougal in Small Craft Warnings. Ride Hamilton photo


2017 Carte Blanche:
On Sale Now

Make sure you're part of our deep dive into Shakespeare next year, with the freedom to book 12 tickets to whatever you like, plus VIP seating and exclusive access to donor parties.

The full line-up of shows for 2017 will be announced in early June. But now is the time to lock in last year's pricing while you still can.

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