By The Water

by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks, Manhattan Theatre Club / Ars Nova, NYC
costumes: Jessica Pabst, lighting: Tyler Micoleau, sound: Ryan Rumery

cast: Cassie Beck, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Charlotte Maier, Deirdre O'Connell, Tom Pelphrey, Ethan Phillips, Vyto Ruginis


"The monumental challenge to rebuild the home smacks us in the face even as we enter the theater where the set, by Wilson Chin, suggests a bomb site."– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage II has been turned into a junkyard art installation, a wrecked town buried in the Staten Island seashore."– Jamison Karon, Edge New York

"It's a sight all too familiar to New Yorkers who lived through Hurricane Sandy– people returning to their homes, only to find a junkyard where a multilevel house once stood. Wilson Chin's wood-strewn wasteland of a set, is almost too much to handle."– David Gordon, Theater Mania

"On Wilson Chin's scattered, cluttered set, Rothstein's fiery confrontations never stop igniting. It's a first-rate play receiving a first-rate production."– David Finkle, Huffington Post