Theater Pizzazz Review: The Prisoner

“Brook’s profound understanding of Dostoevsky and Beckett – both of whose work he has directed – informs The Prisoner. Though the place is never specified (it could be anywhere), the landscape of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is conjured up before our eyes. In this case, however, the “waiting” is not for a savior, but rather for enlightenment within. A man sitting alone in silence, facing the audience and the prison beyond, is one of the most profound images of the quest for self-knowledge that we’ll ever see on stage. It’s like Hamlet, alone on stage in his seven soliloquies – only in the case of Brook/Estienne and their prisoner, it’s the sound of silence that resonates louder than words.” – Carol Rocamora, Theatre Pizzazz


Read the full review from Theater Pizzazz. THE PRISONER closes December 16. Buy tickets.