Playwright’s take on the DC rabbi-turned-voyeur hits the stage by Richard Reeve/ABC7 Washington, DC Thursday, July 6th 2017 http://wjla.com/embed/news/local/playwrights-take-on-the-dc-rabbi-turned-voyeur-hits-the-stage?external-id=5d2d88fffdf44ac2bc0c9411d8d0ca72
Author: Cassandra Complex
New Play Goes Inside the Mind of Peeping Tom Rabbi Barry Freundel Why did he do it? One playwright believes it’s an extreme case of something we all do: lying to ourselves. By Sophie Aroesty Tablet Magazine Read More A new play tells the story of mikvah-peeping rabbi Barry Freundel By Giovanna PazJuly 19, 2017 4:22pm Jewish Telegraphic Agency…
Review: DC Metro Theater Arts
If ever there’s a play that better lays bare the inner life of a man of the cloth who prays and preys, it’s going to have to be measured against this hard-hitting script. As directed by David Moretti, Constructive Fictions is an ingenious work of stagecraft. Matty Griffiths as Freundel delivers a remarkably nuanced performance….
Review: Washington Post
Watching “Constructive Fictions,” I found it easy to imagine what his real-life victims must have felt as they watched Freundel defend himself in court, frustrated and helpless. It’s a neat trick, even if I’m not sure it’s what Campbell intended. Read Full Review: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/07/09/fringe-festival-on-rabbi-freundel-an-abstract-macbeth-and-abortion/?utm_term=.cdcbabdbdf1f
Review: Washington Jewish Week
“Constructive Fictions” should not be discounted. Viewing it as a work-in-progress with tremendous potential for its undeniable relevance to 21st century American Judaism makes it among the more compelling plays debuting this summer season. “Constructive Fictions” takes on that issue boldly and unapologetically, allowing the story — no simple fiction — to become an enduring…
“..the themes coalesce in a climactic closing scene that will send shivers down your back. For those who followed the peeping-tom rabbi story—and even for those who did not—the play is a dramatic watch. ” Read Full Review: http://dcist.com/2017/07/capital_fringe_2017_constructive_fi.php
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