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Barbara Sims

Broadway Bound

Simon

Geva Theatre Center

2004

Photo: Ken Huth

  1. Mark Liu - Democrat and Chronicle


…it has been a treat to experience Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy over three seasons…the only real complaint is that the project is over.  …this production generates plenty of laughter… Director Tim Ocel creates a wonderful study of contrasts. … In a heart-melting scene, Eugene and his mother re-enact her finest hour… you feel that these actors have truly created a family—one we’ll definitely miss.    more...



Broadway Bound

Geva Theatre Center, 2004



  1. Herbert M. Simpson - City Paper


Geva has treated Neil Simon awfully well in its now-complete trilogy…  The last is the best…  Director Tim Ocel doesn’t lose an iota of the play’s warm comedy, but his approach to this decidedly darker play is more realistically rueful than earlier versions I remember. … That all this remains funny and heartwarming is a measure of Simon’s deepening talent in this play; and Geva’s production is more than worthy of it.  All the designers and supporting artists work at top level. …a must-see theatrical experience.    more...