ABUNDANCE

BY BETH HENLEY

TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE

 

          WINNER!

BEST REVIVAL

           2014/15

 
 
"...Performed by a fine cast... In a genre that tends to shove its few female characters off to the margins, “Abundance” brings women to the center and gives them heat and light."

 

     - The New York Times

"EXCEPTIONALLY RICH...an Old West version of 'Thelma and Louise'...TACT's ’s satisfying revival is the sort of production that makes you realize how much you’ve missed a playwright’s voice." 

                                                                                                                                                - The New York Times

 

"Under the direction of Jenn Thompson, this TACT production of Beth Henley’s BEAUTIFUL 1990 play, which spans twenty-five years, deftly paints a picture of America’s pioneering sensibility: enterprising, fickle, romantic, BRUTAL, and enduring."

                                                                                                                                                         - The New Yorker

 

"AFFECTING...EFFECTIVE...TOUCHES THE HEART...The polished revival is staged with restraint and wit by Jenn Thompson."

                                                                                                                                                 - The Associated Press

 

"BREATHTAKING...SCORCHING...In a production as skilled as Jenn Thompson's, you can't help but wonder why this play so unjustly fell through the cracks. This major rediscovery of a key work by one of America's great writers does the piece a whole lot of justice."

                                                                                                                                          - TheatreMania

 

"INTIMATE and SWEEPING..edge-of-one's-seat ENGROSSING! Director Jenn Thompson makes one feel like a voyeur. When unexpressed, emotions are evident, when manifest, frequently physically, they're VISCERAL."

                                                                                                                                     - BroadwayWorld

 

"RICH...SWEEPING...Henley's script and Thompson's direction create a world that is both recognizable within our nation's past and otherworldly... the reasons to see Abundance are plentiful."

                                                                                                                                                                - Curtain Up

 

"POETIC...EARTHY...A FASCINATING adventure.  Performances, under the astute direction

of Jenn Thompson, are OUTSTANDING."

                                                                                                                                                        - The Epoch Times

 

" EVOCATIVE ... surprisingly TOUCHING ... a  starkly BEAUTIFUL production ."

                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                      - Lighting and Sound America

 

"BRILLIANT writing...EFFECTIVE staging...uniformly EXCELLENT cast...there is talent here

in abundance."

                                                                                                                                                            - Theatre Pizzazz

 

"SPELLBINDING...EXCELLENT... in addition to orchestrating the ensemble’s sterling performances, director Jenn Thompson’s staging is inspired."

                                                                                                                                                                 - TheaterScene

 

"INSIGHTFUL writing by Henley...an  EXCELLENT  cast...“Abundance” is a drama that deserves the new attention bestowed upon it by TACT. "

                                                                                                                                           - Wolf Entertainment Guide

 

"A true ensemble...Directed by Jenn Thompson seamlessly, this is a show that will make you wonder, think, and revel in the necessity of each other."

                                                                                                                                                      - NY Theatre Guide

 

 

"The revival of Beth Henley’s Abundance is in a word EXCELLENT.  Jenn Thompson’s staging is INVENTIVE and natural and she draws EXQUISITE performances 

out of her cast."

                                                                                                                             - Times Square Chronicle

 

"Under the astute direction of Jenn Thompson, played on the incredibly INVENTIVE set of Wilson Chin with DETAILED atmospheric lighting by Philip Rosenberg, the audience is given a FIRST-RATE production of an underserved work."

                                                                                                                                                  - Theatre Reviews Limited

 

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