The Ruffian on the Stair

ensemble theatre · hicks street productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

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CLIFF FOYSTER certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: comedy
An absolutely amazing show and extremely entertaining... full review
RYAN LISMAN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
I loved this play, I'm a huge Joe Orton fan, and have always enjoyed reading this play, but this was my first time seeing it performed and it was spectacular. The actors did a fantastic job at capturing the duality of tension and dark comedy perfectly. I was engaged the entire time and was very happy with The Ruffian on the Stair.... full review
PHIL TARLEY certified reviewer June 09, 2019
Joe Orton's play was hysterical. I laughed my ass off at its sexy absurdities. I am also seeing the Pinter play and Haddon Park, tomorrow. Thanks for programming some queer gems for Pride Month. This is the 50th Anniversary of the first salvo of the Gay revolution, when drag queens fought the police, rioting against the brutality of the NYPD at the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar, Manhattan.... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Fans of Joe Orton's wild half-century-old social satires, like me, won't want to miss this, his rarely-performed first sale, a BBC radio play later revised for the stage. NOT a 90-minute show, though, as advertised, but 5 "acts" in just 52 minutes---4 of them run less than 8 minutes each. It's the Orton-to-be, not the roughly-polished soon-to-be playwright. Reed Michael Campbell seems to be obtrusive casting in the abbreviated title role, a Hollywood surfer wedged in between two Actor's Studio alums who perfectly play lower-class Brits in a detailed set that's swell. Kudos to Bryan Foyster (also the producer) and Sile Bermingham for capturing their characters to the last nuance! ... full review
HOWARD SCHMITT certified reviewer June 14, 2019
Great ensemble acting. Interesting off-beat story. Really well written. The script doesn't seem dated at all. The theatre space itself is very nice. Just a really enjoyable night of going to the theatre. ... full review
ROB STEVENS certified reviewer June 14, 2019
read full review at the link below... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: Mysterious · adventurous · historical
I enjoyed the setting of the period of the century that was written into the storyline of the play!... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: hilarious · clever · surprising
This outrageous, farcical and absurdist play by Joe Orton means you are in for a delightful surprise. ... full review