THE MEMORANDUM

VACLAV HAVEL
TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEARE

1/10
"BRILLIANT...
EXTRAORDINARY...
while Mr. Havel surely deserves a heap of accolades for the play, the work is here animated by a sting of very nearly perfect performances."
 

          - New Criterion

"Ms. Thompson is good with detail...a HANDSOME production...Directed by Jenn Thompson, this production has the CRISP precision of farce as it moves from scene to scene."

 

                                                                                                                                                      -The New York Times

 

"Havel's mischievous satire CONTAINS MANY DARK DELIGHTS (think Brazil meets Office Space), and the The Actors Company Theatre should be applauded for reintroducing it to New York after a four-decade absence."

                                                                                                                                             - TimeOut NY

 

"FILLED WITH HUMOR...a brisk, lighthearted production... crisply directed by Jenn Thompson, the spirited farce examines the absurdities of office politics and bureaucratic machinations."

                                                                                                                                      - Associated Press

 

 

 "EXCELLENT...HILARIOUS...Director Jenn Thompson duly opts to keep things light, with a sleek '60s modernist set, a soundtrack of bubbly Slavic crooning, and sitcom-style acting.

Like an Eastern Bloc counterpart to Mad Men, office politics are the only kind here."

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                       - The Village Voice

 

 

"EXCELLENT...EFEECTIVE...The acting in The Memorandum is uniformly superb...For some, the inherent absurdity of such work leads to comedy, for others, tragedy. The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) production, directed by Jenn Thompson has a little of both."

 

                                                                                                                                              - Curtain Up

 

 

"This STYLISH production, ably directed by Jenn Thompson on Adrian W. Jones' antiseptic white set, features WITTY costumes by David Toser in a dozen shades of gray."

                                                                                                                                               - Backstage

 

 

"EXCELLENT...Thompson has enhanced its humor. The cast is uniformly top-notch."

           

                                                                                                                               - Show Business Weekly

 

"SPLENDID...INTERESTING...admirably clean and uncluttered."

                                                                                                                                         - The Examiner

 

"CHILLING and HILARIOUS...delivers admirably."

                                                                                                                                            - TheatreMania

 

 

"UPROARIOUS...a rare chance to see a modern classic."

                                                                                                                    - Lighting and Sound America

 

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