Rave reviews for 'Beauty Queen'

Our production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Shakespeare & Company has been received very well by the critics. Here’s what some of them have said about my work as Pato:

New York Times (Ben Brantley) – “a prospective lover, played by a first-rate David Sedgwick.”

Boston Globe (Don Aucoin) – “A hallmark of Sedgwick’s excellent performance as Pato is that he makes clear the fervor of the character’s own dreams”

Berkshire Bright Focus (J. Peter Bergman) – “Sedgwick comes through this performance into a star’s role in this company. He is that strong and endearing and in charge of his inner man. His debut role could lead to more roles in the future. He would be interesting to watch develop within the womb of this theater company family.”

Curtain Up (Elyse Sommer) – “Pato Dooley (David Sedgwick, a charming and worthy successor to Brian O’Byrne who created the role originally)”
“His second act opening monologue in the form of an epistolary proposal is incredibly touching.”

Metroland (B.A. Nilsson) –“ David Sedgwick brings a needed gravitas to the role of Pato, … and the second act begins with Sedgwick’s masterful performance of the show’s celebrated monologue, his recitation of a letter exhorting Maureen to join him.”

The Artery (Ed Siegel) – “(David Sedgwick as her suitor is also excellent.)”

Berkshire Eagle (Jeffrey Borak) – “Pato Dooley (a winning and appealing David Sedgwick)”

Berkshire Fine Arts (Charles Giuliano) – “the fine and manly Pato … In a wonderfully halting manner … speaks of his love for The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

In the Spotlight (Shera Cohen) – “David Sedgwick (the beaux) whose gentleness and understanding is beautiful to watch”

Berkshire on Stage (Gail M. Burns & Larry Murray) – Gail: “Pato is one of my favorite male characters in modern drama, and I loved David Sedgwick in the role. If that Dolores Hooley (or is it Healey) ever gets tired of him I’ll take him off her hands!”