A Doll House

Allison McLemore and Chris Kipiniak were terrific together in Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of A DOLL’S HOUSE. Bergman stripped away most of the original’s naturalistic trappings, causing it to play like a kind of fever dream. This was Marvell’s debut production.

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The Dybbuk

Leye is gripped by otherworldly longings in Marvell Rep’s inaugural season production of THE DYBBUK.  Eloquent, sensitive performances from Rachel Claire, Barbara Spiegel, and Chris Kipiniak. The air was practically luminous, alive with the supernatural.

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Professor Bernhardi

Photo of the cast of Professor Bernhardi with Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane came to see our production of PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, and here he is with our brilliant, huge cast. This is Arthur Schnitlzer’s masterpiece, about the witch-hunt of a Jewish surgeon in turn of the century Vienna. It had been banned in the US and much of Europe. Incredibly, ours was the first NYC production. […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Photo of The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack and Algy peek in helplessly as erstwhile enemies Cecily and Gwendolen unite in triumphal solidarity and wily daftness. One of Tijana Bjelejac’s yummiest scenic designs, and a joyous process, thanks to a sublimely playful cast that included Kesington Blaylock, Susan Derry, Joe Bowen, Diane Ciesla, Loren Dunn, and Marvell company members Chris Kipiniak and […]

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Torvald (Chis Kipiniak) instructs his darling spendthrift, Nora (Allison McLemore). But who’s really running this dollhouse?

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My Fair Lady

Eliza and her cockney compatriots have their first phonetic encounter. MY FAIR LADY, New Harmony Theatre. One of my happiest productions, thanks to a glorious cast.

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