Recent Theatre for a New Audience News

The New York Times Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE

“Gorgeous…This Measure for Measure soars just as it should into that uniquely Shakespearean plane where absolutely opposing philosophies are given equally compelling expression.” – Jesse Green, The New York Times

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Electrifying ‘Measure for Measure’ at TFANA’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center

“There is so much to love in this production. Cara Ricketts is an incandescent Isabella. She delivers a mesmerizing performance. Jonathan Cake is a charismatic Duke. And Thomas Jay Ryan brings depth and nuance to the role of Angelo. Simon Godwin directs a stellar cast in an electrifying, high-energy staging.” – Lore Croghan, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Stage: Measure for Measure ‘an illuminating production’

MEASURE FOR MEASURE is “a taut and illuminating production…Jonathan Cake glides through his role as the Duke with giddy charm while Thomas Jay Ryan’s Angelo smoothly shifts from rigid zealot to man smitten with Isabella…Cara Ricketts’ virtuous Isabella never breaks. It’s a poised and formidable performance.” – Nicole Serratore, The Stage


Step into the rehearsal room of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, a dark comedy by William Shakespeare, featuring Jonathan Cake, Cara Ricketts, and Thomas Jay Ryan, and directed by Simon Godwin


“The written information is so potent and so artfully constructed that it opens up a tremendous world of the imagination for any actor who’s willing to find the freedom within the form.” View scenes from HAPPY DAYS as actors Dianne Wiest and Jarlath Conroy and director James Bundy discuss Samuel Beckett’s modern masterpiece.

New York Times Critic’s Pick: HAPPY DAYS

“A GREAT PERFORMANCE…Extraordinary…Dianne Wiest is radiant…heartbreaking…she shows us what a deeply womanly role Beckett has written, albeit one whose tragedy is refracted through a distorting comic lens… Ms. Wiest has called it a ‘Hamlet’ for women.” – Jesse Green, The New York Times CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

WALL STREET JOURNAL: ‘Happy Days’ Review: Burying the Lead

“A powerful performance…a deeply unsettling production.” – Edward Rothstein, The Wall Street Journal CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

The Leonard Lopate Show: Dianne Wiest, James Bundy On Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’

Academy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest and Yale Rep Artistic Director James Bundy join us to discuss their production of Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days.” Wiest stars as Winnie, a woman living in a waist-high mound of dirt, who carries out a daily routine while talking to her husband, Willie. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL SEGMENT

Production Photos: HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS: Production Photos