by Conor McPherson
QTC Archives: 2016 Season
October 21 – November 20, 2016
“Something bright and beautiful pulses in the shadows of The Night Alive,” wrote New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley about McPherson’s most recent play, winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Brantley praised McPherson’s “singular gift for making the ordinary glow with an extra dimension, like a gentle phosphorescence waiting to be coaxed into radiance.” The often dark, at times violent, drama about the relationship among five highly imperfect people is also infused with black comedy as these sad souls fumble in the darkness toward the light.
Directed by: Jack Sbarbori
. . . a gritty, darkly comic picture of real life, warts and all – but with shining glimmers of hope and higher meaning.
Ben Demers, DC Theatre Scene – Read the Review
. . . an exceptionally cohesive production.
Jenny Minich, Broadway World – Read the Review
. . . suggests the beautifully written drama’s depressive and exuberant poles.
Nelson Pressley, Washington Post – Read the Review
Quotidian Theatre Company’s production leads us expertly across a rocky emotional terrain laced with landmines. By all means, go see it!
Amy Kotkin, DC Metro Theater Arts – Read the Review
It’s a sublime surprise, a bump in the night just around Halloween.
Brian Bochicchio, MD Theatre Guide – Read the Review