STAGE & CINEMA
Los Angeles Theater Review:
ANNA CHRISTIE (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble)
by JASON ROHRER
January 26, 2015
"Zoe Perry and her father Jeff Perry sustain a grounded, heightened intensity as Anna and Chris. Jeff's facility for dialect and emotion is particularly gorgeous company; this Chris is a masterful performance. For some reason choosing not to play the character in dialect as written, Ms. Perry nonetheless convinces at all times; her harsh midwestern vowels are not inappropriate, and from me she commanded a consistent gravity of investment. The Perry share a quality of relaxed, unhurried brevity that abets O'Neill's strong structure and invigorates the meticulous dialogue.
McKidd is brilliantly cast as the lusty stoker, and while I thought he rushed his moments of discovery a bit at the first matinee, he remained an intelligent and thoroughly persuasive presence. Blessed with strong support from Mary Mara as Chris’s girlfriend Marthy Owen, and from Raquel Barreto’s attractive, expressive period costumes, the show has a deep bench. It’s looking to travel, maybe London, maybe Chicago, and I hope it continues to evolve. "
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That Awesome Theatre Blog
January 25, 2015
ANNA CHRISTIE STILL ENGAGING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
By Patrick Hurley
Do people change? The timeless question, a storytelling trope as old as the sea, is at the heart of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Anna Christie, playing now through March 8 at the Odyssey Theatre. A wily, older seaman Chris (Jeff Perry), working coal barges and spending all his time ashore in a tavern with Marthy, (Mary Mara) the woman who lives on the barge with him, receives a letter that his daughter Anna (Zoe Perry) is on her way to see him for the first time in fifteen years.
Kevin McKidd is wonderful as Mat. He creates a thuggish yet tender brute who is as much led by his sensitivity and passion as he is by his libido, and this carries him from one heightened moment to the next. Mr. McKidd finds many different layers, he’s not just personified machismo, nor is he a dupe. He is aware that many different sides of Mat can exist at the same time, and his fully fledged performance is both raw and exciting to watch.
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