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Mayakovsky and Stalin – Reviews

KCRW 89.9 FM
VIVID… With a Mednick play, you feel like you’re being invited into the playwright’s mind… The wonderful ensemble cast tackle[s] his muscular language beautifully… let go and let Mednick’s words wash over you” — Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM

U.S. Theater & Opera
HEART [AND] EMOTIONAL ENERGY… With projected photographs and a wonderful cast, Mednick has taken history and brought it to life”  — Douglas Messerli, U.S. Theatre, Opera and Performance

People’s World
THEATRICAL… [Mednick uses] language like film montage of the early Soviet era, words recapitulating themselves as if in quick successive frames” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses
SUBTLE AND COMPELLING… comes across as a poem… bids you look. Listen. Consider. Feel. Which strikes me as especially powerful.” — David MacDowell Blue, The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses

Free Press and Hollywood Progressive
AMBITIOUS… this extremely intellectual two-acter grapples with highly complex, compelling subject matter and is a must see (and hear) for those interested in revolution and art.” — Ed Rampell, Free Press and Hollywood Progressive

Stage Raw
INTELLECTUAL DEBATE… an abstract, non-linear, and formalized picture of intriguing events in Russian life” — Neal Weaver, Stage Raw

LA Splash
CAPTIVATING AND LYRICAL… a fascinating tapestry of fictionalized facts or factualized fictions… compelling history offered in the perceptive Mednick style.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Theatre Spoken Here
HISTORICALLY INTERESTING…The emphasis is on the tumultuous  days of the Revolution that affected the personal lives of very different people – artists and politicians.” — Morna Martell, Theatre Spoken Here

A DISH OF MEMORIES WHISPERED… long-ago heroes and villains during and after the Russian Revolution… vividly bring[s] to life these long-ago comrades to illustrate connections [Mednick] made to his life as an American teen-ager in the 60s… [a] consummate group of actors” — Leigh Kennicott, Showmag