Wallenstein 1 920
3.8 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Review from Steve

we liked everything about this production except the play itself, which just wasn't that interesting to us. Most of the actors were good to excellent, and the staging would have moved the action well, if there was more action. We left at the...continued

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Allan

Set outstanding; direction excellent; acting very good. The problem is the play itself. First, the Thirty Years' War is of little relevance today. Second, even with Pinsky's adaptation, it is a stilted play, with much exposition, telling of what...continued

reviewed May 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Beverly With

We very much enjoyed this production and it's timeless relevance to the human experience.

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Don

It was OK. The language was far to updated for me. 20th century slang and references in plays set in the 16th century are never a good idea in my view. While the cast were the usual suspects of fine performers there was no Coriolanus Patrick Page...continued

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

An exceptionally well-acted (particularly Wallenstein) production of a marvelous adaptation. Theater-lovers should not miss it.

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Eric Fischer

A classic German play, that originally ran to 10 acts and 9 hours, this new translation pares it down to two and a half hours, including one intermission. Unfortunately, Wallenstein's true motivation is lost in the process. Is he a "Richard III"...continued

reviewed May 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Eugenia Jacobs

I received an excellent seat (row C). The play was excellent.

reviewed May 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from SMJ

The main character was really good, but some of the other actors were a bit soft and/or bland. The plot is entertaining enough and the costumes were good. There are a few funny quips thrown in there, too. Worth seeing but don't go running out...continued

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Turo

Great show, enjoyed the performance

reviewed May 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mike Begley

A travesty of Schiller's great work. I have read the play several times and even so, I could not follow the action of this so called "adaptation". Why the STC spent money on this translation when a far better one exists (adapted by Michael...continued

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Arenberg

Excellent performance, and everything went smoothly.

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Garrett Peck

A thought provoking play about a cunning general and statesman and his motives for treason during the Thirty Years War. Well acted, convincing and thought provoking.
Poet laureate Robert Pinsky trimmed Friedrich Schiller's jaw-dropping ten hour...continued

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jack Mendelsohn

Not a very good production at all. The acting was amateurish, the direction static and the adaptation anachronistic. Left at intermission.

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Seat was excellent but unfortunately the play was not. There seems to be a lack of focus here as scene after scene flashes by without truly building to a central point. A few of the performances are great but most are stilted pronouncements. On...continued

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This production is visually beautiful, but I believe the rewrite was insufficient to bring full life to this piece. The first half is declamatory, and the audience gets restive with all the personalities and issues that are mentioned but not...continued

reviewed May 05 2013 report as inappropriate