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Photo by Julieta Cervantes

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Soho Rep.’s A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath was noted as Best of the Year by David Cote at Time Out New York!

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney: “Anchored by Larry Pine’s creepy-avuncular performance as the man who built Disneyland, this flagrantly unfactual meditation hovered somewhere between homage and surreal slander. That’s where the remarkable playwright Lucas Hnath seems to be living these days… Sarah Benson’s impeccable Soho Rep production plopped the audience down in a corporate conference room, where Uncle Walt and a group of uncomfortable reenactors descended into the mousy maelstrom of his monstrous ego. Quirky, deadpan, informative yet packed with distortions and evasions, it was a brilliant piece of pop meta-mythology.” – David Cote

Rebecca Taichman, left, and Marin Ireland in rehearsal for “Marie Antoinette” at Soho Rep. (Joshua Bright for The New York Times)

Rebecca Taichman, left, and Marin Ireland in rehearsal for “Marie Antoinette” at Soho Rep.
(Joshua Bright for The New York Times)

Cote also cited an honorable mention to Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s brilliant play staring Marin Ireland who gave “one of the rawest and most mercurial performances I’ve seen”. Also mentioned as Best of the Year by Cote was Soho Rep.’s Life & Times Episodes 1-4. Time Out New York’s Adam Feldman also gave honorable mention to Life & Times, A Public Reading…, and Marie Antoinette in his Best (and worst) of the Year 2013.

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