Signature Plays’ by Albee, Fornés, and Kennedy Traverse the Inner Landscapes of Grief

" Albee’s The Sandbox (first produced in 1962), which opens the evening: It’s preceded by a burst of ominous recorded music — Brandon Wolcott’s sound score supplies attention-grabbing distraction throughout — that’s irrelevant to the intentionally banal Pop Art beach scene Albee has conceived (which Mimi Lien’s set captures nicely). It’s also superfluous, since Albee’s script requests, and gets, live accompaniment by a solo cellist (whose music, by William Flanagan, is very apt, and extremely well played by Melody Giron)." -  Michael Feigold

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New York Times Review Of 'Signature Plays'

Pictured: Phyllis Somerville, Frank Wood, Alison Fraser, and Melody Giron Photo: Monique Carboni

Pictured: Phyllis Somerville, Frank Wood, Alison Fraser, and Melody Giron
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Review: ‘Signature Plays’ Triple Bill Reveals Truth in the Mirror’s Lies

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Theater Mania Reviews Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, Funnyhouse of Negro

Pictured: Alison Fraser and Melody Giron Photo: Monique Carboni

Pictured: Alison Fraser and Melody Giron
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Theater Mania Reviews Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, Funnyhouse of Negro.
"Phyllis Somerville, however, is the pearl in this oyster. Her crusty portrayal of Grandma, pitching about in the sandbox and grousing at the cellist's music, makes for the play's funniest moments."

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