Monday, November 17, 2008

The Receptionist

CoHo Productions **Photo credit: Win Goodbody**
October 17 - November 22, 2008


It’s just another day in the office as Beverly the receptionist handles her day to day responsibilities. But when Mr. Dart from the central office arrives unexpectedly, the familiar atmosphere takes a sinister turn, leaving Beverly wondering what sort of company she works for and what her role really is.


Anonymous said...

Terrific show -- marvelously written and strongly acted. Just when you start to think the play is as boring as real life, Bock smacks you gently upside the head and makes you say "What?! What?!" Sharonlee McLean and Laura Faye Smith are especially great; Gary Norman gets a lot less stage time but is hilarious during it. Not sure Murray achieves the right balance and force of charm and menace his character should have, but it's a tough challenge.

Shelly Lipkin said...

This is one of the finest pieces of theatre to hit a Portland stage in the past year. Everything is perfection, acting, set, script, direction. I can't say enough good things about it. SEE IT!!!

Brklyn said...

Loved it! Especially Sharonlee McLean, she and the rest of the cast rocked my world!

Slateface said...

I didn't care much for the script. It was very obvious, but took a long time getting to where it wanted to go.
What I did like was the production of this troubled script.
The cast took me on a ride that made me not care that I knew the surprise end at the beginning.
I do think that it is a good production and encourage all to go, it's a good time.

George Fosgate said...

Fantastic production! A great cast - Sharonlee and Laura Faye rock! Fun, fun, fun, then "The Birthday Party" meets "The Office." A must see!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Go see this, you'll be sorry if you miss it. (-:

Jill Westerby

splattworks said...

Wonderful production, pitch-perfect acting. Good job, folks.

Anonymous said...

The acting, under the confident hand of Riordan, was excellent from start to finish. The look overall was consistent, both real, and, in its isolated fashion, absurd. The dialogue was beautifully natural, certainly as handled by these pros. The story was the weakest link, with an idea that bore musing upon (and agreeing with) for moments only, and a dead giveaway from the moment the office's purpose was revealed. A simplistic idea not quite worthy of the artists' investment, I don't think. I wished for more for Rose, and her actors and designers, as well as for us, the audience, and I look forward to future productions from the alliance of Riordan and her producer, Laura Faye Smith.