Wednesday, March 22, 2017
reviews - ALBATROSS - Arizona Theatre Company
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"A fascinating and visually exciting 90-minute play, “Albatross,” is about an 18th-century English sailor, The Mariner, cursed by a never-ending life, who is shoved into contemporary times. The show is vibrantly alive because of Benjamin Evett’s spellbinding solo performance in the gripping Arizona Theatre Company staging that is aided brilliantly by Rick Lombardo’s inflammatory staging of Cambridge’s The Poet’s Theatre’s original production. The unusual presentation sparks the play’s stimulating allure because of the performance and a different visual look crafted by three gifted set, costume, and lighting designers....Evett’s performance is remarkable. Not only is it a physically exhausting expose but the character’s emotions range the wide gambit from mild to harsh and ultimately defiant..." --Chris Curcio, KBAQ (click here to read the complete review)
"...“Albatross,” Boston actor Benjamin Evett’s one-man show (he is also co-author) based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”...a dynamic “poor theater” staging — augmented by video projections and sound effects — of the supernatural tale about a doomed voyage. Evett’s immortal mariner occasionally quotes from Coleridge...but he also fills in the narrative with a gritty backstory that makes for a vivid and visceral fable...." - Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic (click here to read the complete review)