Reviews and Press 2004-2014

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The cast is fantastic — I've rarely seen so much talent on a stage this small

An amazing small show (4 men in the cast) at the adventurous WorkShop Theater Company, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor. Fabulous Darshan has been picked as a bone fide Gay Pride event, and it should be. It's a show that mixes HIV and its consequences, the real strength and meaning of queer relationships and the generations that share them, Disco, pop drivel (OK: Pop culture) and Eastern meditation, and its leading character is a queer man of color and of size, who's also an amazing creation as a character...In fact, it's a small play that's bursting out of its setting.

Perry Brass - Lost Gay New York/Queer New York Blog

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Fabulous Darshan is a triumph for the WorkShop

Fabulous Darshan, Bob Stewart's wise, funny, and splendidly entertaining new play at WorkShop Theater company, is indeed fabulous in every way. This is wondrously human theatre, trading in the universal struggles and truths that everyone deals with in their lives. Stewart and his collaborators explore the human condition with grace, intelligence, joy, and compassion.

Martin Denton

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This is a nuanced, quietly captivating production and its whole strength rests on the capable shoulders of Ellen Barry.

Ellen Barry's Lizzie is at once a sympathetic figure and a cold, unhinged woman who does seem capable of murder—and who reminds us of what we in turn might be capable of...Mitch Giannunzio’s script is a nuanced work and Barry uses it with great focus...Barry paints a complex portrait in deft strokes...

Di Jayawickrema

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A Note From Moni Yakim

Dear Charles [E. Gerber, Director of and Actor in],

Thank you for inviting me to 'Tartuffe.' Over the years, I have seen many productions of the play. Yours ranks among the best of them. You have assembled a wonderfully talented and spirited cast. Your choice of the translation by Paul Weidner was brilliant.

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