Concrete Temple Theatre’s productions have been called “compelling” (The New York Times), “charming” (The New Yorker), “dazzling and engaging” (The Village Voice), “smart and rewarding” (Talkin’ Broadway), “beautifully acted and exhilarating” (Soho Journal) and “delightful” (The Independent, UK).
This is an intense, poetic reaction to Melville’s novel, created using a heightened theatricality and a set that would look at home in a gallery. – Diane Dubois, The Scotsman, UK
Adinolfi transforms a tiny stage into both the sea-locked world of the Pequod’s decks and the vast, unfathomable sea itself. – Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker
Even without fairy dust scattered over our hero Alberto, there’s a warmth and magic about Alberto’s Great Escape. – Lynne Walker, The Independent, UK
Bird Machine dazzles with a parade of toys and illusions….it’s so ambitious, and so immersive…its allegory about technology, power, and art succeeds. – Ben Beitler, Village Voice
Geppetto, a new production at Here, shares more than a character’s name and profession with that fairy tale. This play also focuses on a longing for magic, a wish for a transformative power that could kindle life where it is lacking…Mr. Adinolfi, above, gives a compelling performance, enhanced by haunting cello music composed by Lewis Flinn and played onstage by Jeanette Stenson. – Laurel Graeber, The New York Times