Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
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Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo

Performance Network Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI
 

 "The performances are bound by a common thread of blinding self-interest, even though it takes different forms... Even so, no unpleasantness holds a candle to the hurricane of foulness vividly wrought by  Wolber  and Kamoo; their willful rejection of filters or pleasantries invokes the worst reality-TV scoundrels who use “realness” as their prize defense for reprehensible behavior. In terms of this production, to suggest that the two absolutely deserve each other is as much a compliment as it is a condemnation." -  Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic

"The performances are bound by a common thread of blinding self-interest, even though it takes different forms... Even so, no unpleasantness holds a candle to the hurricane of foulness vividly wrought by Wolber and Kamoo; their willful rejection of filters or pleasantries invokes the worst reality-TV scoundrels who use “realness” as their prize defense for reprehensible behavior. In terms of this production, to suggest that the two absolutely deserve each other is as much a compliment as it is a condemnation." - Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic

 "Kamoo and  Wolber  have the most to do and they provide rich and vibrant performances. Kamoo is often in motion; Suzanna has many lines, and the movement keeps her from being static. While Max maintains a tighter, almost pathological, rein on his emotions (except when he doesn't),  Wolber  lets us know there's a real person in there." -  Martin F. Kohn, Encoremichigan.com

"Kamoo and Wolber have the most to do and they provide rich and vibrant performances. Kamoo is often in motion; Suzanna has many lines, and the movement keeps her from being static. While Max maintains a tighter, almost pathological, rein on his emotions (except when he doesn't), Wolber lets us know there's a real person in there." - Martin F. Kohn, Encoremichigan.com

 "Max is an expert in financial advising and is meeting with the family to give his expert advice. Max is also rude, arrogant and generally obnoxious, yet there is something vulnerable about him.  David Wolber’s  performance was extremely strong and robust. We have all met characters like Max Garrett and Wolber’s performance nailed it." -  Jeff Brown, Purple Walrus Press

"Max is an expert in financial advising and is meeting with the family to give his expert advice. Max is also rude, arrogant and generally obnoxious, yet there is something vulnerable about him. David Wolber’s performance was extremely strong and robust. We have all met characters like Max Garrett and Wolber’s performance nailed it." - Jeff Brown, Purple Walrus Press

 "The characters are richly drawn by playwright, actors, and director. Sarab Kamoo and  David Wolber , play non-siblings who were raised together, have a complicated relationship, and let us peer into to every nook and nuance of it.  Wolber’s  Max and Kamoo’s Suzanna are obviously damaged. He hides his insecurities behind manly bravado but lives as a responsible man, the picture of the Yiddish “Mensch.” She lives through her insecurities but leaves us with the feeling that she’s going to be all right." -  Marty Smith, martysmithactorwriter.blogspot.com

"The characters are richly drawn by playwright, actors, and director. Sarab Kamoo and David Wolber, play non-siblings who were raised together, have a complicated relationship, and let us peer into to every nook and nuance of it. Wolber’s Max and Kamoo’s Suzanna are obviously damaged. He hides his insecurities behind manly bravado but lives as a responsible man, the picture of the Yiddish “Mensch.” She lives through her insecurities but leaves us with the feeling that she’s going to be all right." - Marty Smith, martysmithactorwriter.blogspot.com

 "Max ( David Wolber ) is Suzanna’s adopted brother who has managed to make a small fortune in business, whereas his adopted father made a small fortune by starting with a large one. A successful financial manager, Max’s world views are strictly black and white and data-based. Max is happy to assist them, sort out their finances, and fix their messes, as long as it doesn’t require any excessive empathy or nurturing." -  Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

"Max (David Wolber) is Suzanna’s adopted brother who has managed to make a small fortune in business, whereas his adopted father made a small fortune by starting with a large one. A successful financial manager, Max’s world views are strictly black and white and data-based. Max is happy to assist them, sort out their finances, and fix their messes, as long as it doesn’t require any excessive empathy or nurturing." - Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

  Becky Shaw  by Gina Gionfriddo Director - Phil Powers  Max Garrett - David Wolber* Suzanna Slater - Sarab Kamoo* Susan Slater - Dorry Peltyn* Andrew Porter - Keith Kalinowski Becky Shaw - Maggie Meyer*  Stage Manager - Harold Jurkiewicz* Assistant Stage Manager - Kat Altman Set/Costume/Props design - Monika Essen Light design - Mary Cole Sound design - Carla Milarch   *member Actors Equity Association photos by Sean Carter

Becky Shaw
by Gina Gionfriddo
Director - Phil Powers

Max Garrett - David Wolber*
Suzanna Slater - Sarab Kamoo*
Susan Slater - Dorry Peltyn*
Andrew Porter - Keith Kalinowski
Becky Shaw - Maggie Meyer*

Stage Manager - Harold Jurkiewicz*
Assistant Stage Manager - Kat Altman
Set/Costume/Props design - Monika Essen
Light design - Mary Cole
Sound design - Carla Milarch

*member Actors Equity Association
photos by Sean Carter