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Atlantic’s Pinter Double Bill New York Times review

Atlantic Theater Company’s first main stage production of its season, THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY HAROLD PINTER opened last night to critical acclaim. Read Ben Brantley’s New York Times review.

THE NEW YORK TIMES – November 23, 2010

Essence of Pinterland, a Terrain Both Warm and Flecked With Ice

By Ben Brantley

What a joy to find actors so at ease with the uneasiness of Harold Pinter. In Karen Kohlhaas’s first-rate productions of Pinter’s “Collection” and “A Kind of Alaska” for the Atlantic Theater Company, five performers quietly send off distress signals with a fluency that leaves you grinning at such stylishly realized discomfort.

Well, that’s true at least with “The Collection,” the top of the double bill that opened Monday night at the Classic Stage Company on 13th Street in the East Village. Watching “A Kind of Alaska,” in which Lisa Emery gives one of the most affectingly detailed performances now on a New York stage, you’re more likely to be next to tears. In both cases you’ll marvel anew at the unexpected, concentrated forms of self-expression that a Pinter play affords the right cast. Continue reading

Gabriel’s Emery, Grenier on “Leonard Lopate” – Listen Online Now

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

 LISTEN ONLINE NOW

“GABRIEL” STARS

ZACH GRENIER & LISA EMERY

ON WNYC RADIO’s “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

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“The ever-wonderful Lisa Emery, a New York theater treasure whose work is always worth seeking out, gives a performance of moving nuance and emotional truth.”
– The New York Times

“Zach Grenier imbues Von Pfunz with a jolly charm and touches of authentic humility, and yet neither he nor Ms. Buffini allows the major to become that dubious cliché, the good German who obeys orders but somehow remains a pure soul.” – The New York Times


Lisa Emery (Distracted) and Tony Award® nominee Zach Grenier (33 Variations), now starring in Atlantic Theater Company’s American premiere production of Moira Buffini’s play GABRIEL, will be interviewed live in-studio today on WNYC Radio’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” at 1:40 p.m.

“The Leonard Lopate Show” airs weekdays from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on WNYC, New York Public Radio 93.9 FM.

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