Steven Haworth

Press

Los Angeles Times, Critics' Choice

"Steven Haworth's new comic epic ... is a fascinating, dark and dizzying carnival romp through biblical prophecy, archeological mysteries, war and permutations of love, home and humanity."

LA Weekly, Critics Pick of the Week

"The U.S 's current intervention in Iraq is the implied touchstone for playwright Steven Haworth's fanciful allegory admonishing Americans that 'the evil ends with you.'  ...strikes just the right balance between comedy, pathos, and political critique"

Curtain UP

"The Zoo District lives up to its name with a vivid commedia del arte production of Steven Haworth's (h o m e), which melds genres from traveling circus to The Wizard of Oz to Mesopatamian history and Iraqui present-day politics into the moment of truth of one frazzled woman. The company asked the playwright to provide something about Gertrude Bell, Lawrence of Arabia, and Iraq that would swirl around their mandate of using various disciplines to create original works with substance and flair, and this is what he's come up with."

for Flight
Back Stage West

"...an epic undertaking that consistently impels our interest.  Staged to perfection, sumptuously visual, this production is universal and intimate…From its opening imagery of lonesomeness and cruelty to its bittersweet, congenial ending, which leaves us with an overwhelming sense of contentment, this production convinces us to appreciate the evanescence of life and the essential power of good theatre." 

for Flight
Critics Pick, LA Weekly
Talkin' Broadway

" ... the show is never dull, pretentious, or preachy, and achieves very strong dramatic moments, becoming genuinely moving as the characters grow more introspective, and the complexities of their relationships, especially between Nels and Brad, come to light."

Off -Broadway Theatre Reviews , by David Roberts

 "The overall play is brilliantly conceived, directed, and acted and makes a successful beginning to one of the Summer’s important theatre festivals."

The Reviews Hub, by Robert Price

"The plot’s complexity and the joy of the comedy win out in this stage noir. Chris Ceraso’s Blind Man is hilarious. The witty language stimulates like a Cary Grant classic. The twists and turns keep us guessing to the end. For all its strangeness, it’s a satisfying show."

for Flight
Los Angeles Times

"Written in the mid- to late 1920s and banned before it could be presented in the fledgling Soviet Union, the play revisits the final days of the Russian Revolution and civil war, as the opposing armies murder and lay waste to the very things they profess to hold dear. In a version freely adapted by Steven Haworth and staged by Charles Otte, the story unfolds as a fevered dream. The actors are mirrored in glass panels, and the world around them keeps dissolving  ... while the presentation is haunting and beautiful."

 

 

 

for Flight
LA Weekly

"... a remarkable job presenting this U.S. premiere of Flight ... a mood of utter despair that is transformed into airy comedy."