DARRYL REILLY at www.theatrescene.net writes: "Beautifully performed, finely written and impeccably presented, playwright Michael Hagins’ two-character, W.W.II era Basement is an engrossing and old-fashioned, historical romantic drama." "Cohler and Goss have a great sensual and romantic chemistry that’s frequently exhibited, especially when they jitterbug and are later in bed together." "As the unseen voice of the radio announcer, Ian Campbell Dunn marvelously and warmly replicates the cadences of such a figure of yesteryear with his breezy and stentorian delivery. Mr. Dunn becomes a welcome and engaging figure as the play goes along." "Besides guiding the young cast to their vivid characterizations, director Janet Bentley has also staged the play with visual variety and momentum. This is quite a challenge as it’s basically two people in a room, and Ms. Bentley has succeeded in making it absorbing." Click HERE for more!
Andrew Andrews at Opplaud.com writes: "This is one of those shows with something for everyone: WWII drama, comedy, creative lighting effects (we've seen no better demonstration of the passing of time, thanks to “Lucky” Gilbert Pearto's moving shadows and Janet Mervin's many costume changes), creative sound effects (notice the record scratching over the radio, thanks to Andy Evan Cohen) and even a jazz dance or two (choreographed by Mary Baynard) that sends you straight back to the early 1940s." Click HERE for more!
Robert Gonyo for Go See A Show interviews BASEMENT team for podcast! Click HERE to listen!