SARAH LEVINE SIMON'S "THE PORTRAIT
- 27, 2014 Electronic Link Review by Karen D’Onofrioi (http://www.eljnyc.com/Offbway.html)
"JUNE STEIN stands
out in this production. As Henry’s quirky lush of a wife, she is simultaneously
repressed, outspoken, and drunk, all the while wearing pearls and sporting a
severe hair-do reminiscent of Edith Head’s. All in all, this
is a low-key fun romp through family dynamics at its worst."
"Sarah Levine Simon has written a 75 minute play, THE PORTRAIT
in the spirit of Noel Coward or perhaps Oscar Wilde with a humorous
twist. Roger Hendricks Simon has directed the play with an
appropriate high style."
- THE WHOLE MEGILLAH excerpts:
"On Sunday, January 16 I had the opportunity to see Sarah Levine
Simon's play THE PORTRAIT
. I found the dialogue and actions
rich and layered. We certainly got a portrait of this family. I also
found the characterizations unique, the staging interesting and
- SOLANGE ON THEATRE excerpts:
"The play is billed as 'a new comedy of bad manners' and is played
as farce. However what resonated for me were the serious themes of
family history, relationships and greed. As it stands now, THE
PORTRAIT is an enjoyable evening of theatre and potentially a
- THE JEWISH STANDARD excerpts:
"The cast of THE PORTRAIT includes Roger Hendricks
Simon who directs and plays Henry as well as a group of talented
professional actors. James Leaf as Marty Finkelstein, the young
cousin, brings a jolt of energy to the stage, and Jessica Eleonor
Grant shows off a gorgeous voice as Marty's wife, who is a singer.
The play is produced by ADLIB PRODUCTIONS and THE SIMON STUDIO. Run
by Roger Hendricks Simon, this is coaching/training space
for actors, directors and writers."
- Tony LoBianco - Broadway Film Actor/Writer/Producer:
"Thanks for having me come to your production of THE PORTRAIT.
I greatly enjoyed it. Not only your acting, but also your directing,
and of course Sarah's writing. It's wonderful to watch veteran
actors do their thing. You are to be congratulated for putting
together such an illustrious cast."
- Nancy Reardon - leading Broadway Actor/director:
"I loved ... [The Portrait] play last night. Charming.
Delicious! The direction was fab. Brilliant. Perfect set and
costumes. All the actors were perfect. Really classy, the entire