"the antipodes" reviews
“Acted by a perfectly blended ensemble of nine, The Antipodes leaves you glowing with a wondering satisfaction...The cast members fully and individually embody their characters’ self-conscious selves. I can’t possibly single one out.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The onset of a major storm...tests everyone’s mettle, producing a marathon story session...in the middle of which the participants all nod out, except for one who goes through remarkable changes...
"Neugebauer’s actors...all catch the play’s eerie dualistic quality with perfect pitch. Despite their flesh-and-blood tangibility, I can’t escape the persistent feeling that I dreamt the whole thing.”
Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
“Uncannily observed...Uniformly excellent actors...I left The Antipodes...feeling I had spied on a private ritual...
"Failings including infidelity, narcissism, toadyism, and betrayal manifest themselves as horrible succubi, some of which lead in The Antipodes to (literally) disgusting discharge.”
Jesse Green, New York Magazine
“The cast is a dream team of weird-play wranglers.”
David Cote, Time Out New York
“Expert performances by the ensemble…
The proceedings become increasingly surreal and mystical, especially when a bare-chested Brian dons an animal skin and conducts a mysterious ritual while the others are asleep.”
Frank Scheck - The Hollywood Reporter
“Remarkably good at ramping up the urgency…the entire cast is excellent. Singling out any is a challenge; each rips through choice moments with masterful skill.
Miskell's focused Brian...give[s] you more to puzzle out, but pay[s] significant dividends, especially later on. Let's just say that everyone has a crucial role to play in the development of this project.”
Matthew Murray - Talkin’ Broadway
“An ensemble cast with an almost impossible level of precision. Every one of the nine actors has a remarkable level of focus for the entirety of the production, to the point where one could spend a performance watching only one actor and be totally satisfied. The best member of the cast would be impossible to specify--everyone is ideally cast.”
Mark Johnson - Theatre Arts Daily
“On the periphery, taking notes on the proceedings on his laptop computer, is Sandy’s right-hand man, Brian (Brian Miskell), who has an odd fixation with sea creatures. The startling words and behavior of...Brian contribute to the play’s eerie, otherworldly effect.”
Mark Dundas Wood - StageBuddy