Praise for Al's Business Cards:
“Al’s Business Cards,” (is) a zippy new comedy receiving a very funny staging…The director, Lauren Keating, has the cast clicking nicely…
-Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times (Read full review.)
Director Lauren Keating walks a fine line here, keeping the tone comic but encouraging her carefully cast thesps to explore the sad side of their characters’ lives — and the dark side of their casual bigotry…Keating and company give Koenigsberg exactly what his play needs — a solid feeling for the characters whose fates the playwright leaves unresolved.
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety (Read full review.)
Lauren Keating directs this gentle farce with a sure hand. She allows the characters room to be fully ridiculous, without ever holding them up to ridicule. This creates genuine sympathy for Al, a character who in less capable hands could easily become pathetic…They deserve to have their say, something Al’s Business Cards does with care and humor.
– Paulanne Simons, CurtainUp.com (Read full review.)
Directed by Lauren Keating with a sure hand, this is one of the nicest surprises of the summer. At Play, in association with Old Vic New Voices, have presented Al’s Business Cards in a deftly economical production that emphasizes the script and, with Keating at the helm, provides the quick pacing it requires.
– Martin Denton, nytheatre.com (Read full review.)
Praise for The Confidence Man:
2009’s most exhilarating theatrical achievement…The Confidence Man is most definitely a work of dazzling genius, a spellbinding feat of collective creativity.
— John Del Signore, Gothamist (Read the full review.)
“The Confidence Man” works well; The vignettes, all blocked and assembled very well by a team of three directors (Stephen Brackett, Lauren Keating and Michael Silverstone), are thematically cohesive…Some of these pieces are as elaborate as a good thriller.
— Sam Thielman, Variety (Read the full review.)
…a marvelously intricate and involving new show. On a technical level, it’s a breathtaking stunt. But, The Confidence Man is much better than it needs to be for gimmickry’s sake alone.
— Adam Feldman, Time Out NY (Read the full review.)
Praise for Comedie of Errors:
“Comedie of Errors embodies the kind of slapstick humor that thrives on confusion a la Who’s on First?, the vaudeville comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. The brains behind the production wanted something that would be family friendly and create a welcoming environment…If Comedie’s not free, public art making a difference in every day life, I don’t know what is.”
– Jesse Sposato, The Greenpoint Gazette (Read full article.)
Praise for The Big Come:
“She’s a very inventive director.”
– Casey Mraz, The Daily Lobo (Read the full article.)