Possessed

The jolting moment of possession in THE DYBBUK–a seminal, but rarely produced ghost story about a young Jewish bride who is possessed by the spirit of her dead love on the day of her wedding. Like ROMEO AND JULIET meets THE EXORCIST, Yiddish style. A brilliant cast of 22–just about the largest company on any […]

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Star-Crossed Lovers

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From Blood Wedding, a poignant, doom-drenched moment of quiet between the two star-crossed lovers (Hamish Allan-Headley and Evgeniya Radilova) before all hell breaks loose. Photo by Raymond Haddad.

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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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The Dybbuk

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We decided to go simple and direct with the moment of ghostly reunion in THE DYBBUK. Perri Yaniv and Rachel Claire played this with memorable longing and tenderness.

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Bloodthirsty Moon

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Ava Eisenson was riveting as the bloodthirsty Moon in Lorca’s most surreal moment. Photo by Raymond Haddad.

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The Mother and The Bride

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This encounter — a climactic confrontation between The Mother and and The Bride in a generations-long blood feud — was one of my favorite moments in Marvell Rep’s production of Blood Wedding. Lorraine Serabian and Evgeniya Radilova (as The Mother and The Bride) played with passion and intensity.

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Nora

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

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