The Minotaur

The Minotaur
by Anna Ziegler
Rorschach Theatre
January 18 – February 17, 2013

90 minutes with ripe moments of raw emotion, well-timed zingers, topical modern references, and a world of deep insightful relatable elements; all of which make this one of the most unique retellings in modern theatre. With comedic aspects not dissimilar to more recent adaptations of Metamorphoses and the drama of a daytime soap opera, this riveting new work is simply impressive beyond compare.
– DC Metro Theatre Arts (CLICK HERE for the full article

The folks at Rorschach Theatre are practiced fantasists, so they have no problem conjuring a minotaur for the new play “The Minotaur.” Costume designer Lauren Cucarola provides actor David Zimmerman with a dapper suit in a brown rawhide tone, a shirt the color of blood and an elegant little horned headpiece, and voila: He’s a mythical bull chafing at the bad hand he’s been dealt by the gods.

Smartly Designed… the show comes at you with an intelligent mix of classicism and whimsy.
– Washington Post
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Extraordinarily ambitious… the universally strong performances and the heady concepts of desire, self-control, and fate make this an absorbing and inventive work
— The Washingtonian
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In David Zimmerman’s bearded, fuming, matter-of-fact beast, director Randy Baker has found a creature magnetic enough to rivet even when he’s merely stalking the perimeter of the in-the-round performance space.
— Washington City Paper (CLICK HERE for the full article)

Overall, Rorschach Theatre’s production of The Minotaur achieves the rare trifecta of being touching, intelligent, and enjoyable.
— DC Theatre Scene (CLICK HERE for the full article)

For the Washington Post’s “Going Out Guide” feature article, CLICK HERE

For the Washington Post’s Backstage Column feature, CLICK HERE

FEATURING Frank Britton, Sara Dabney Tisdale, Colin Smith, Josh Sticklin, Jjana Valentiner and David Zimmerman
DESIGNED BY Lauren Cucarola (Costume Designer), Stephanie P. Freed (Lighting Designer), James Bigbee Garver (Sound Designer), David C. Ghatan (Set Designer) and Justin Titley (Props Designer)
WITH Jess Jung (Assistant Director) and Hannah Blechman (Stage Manager)