George Orwellâ€™s 1984
adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr.,
and William A. Miles Jr.
Directed by S. Barton-Farcas This has been adapted for the stage by Nicu’s Spoon, an exciting new theater company that is gaining a reputation as one of the better off-off Broadway companies in the city. This production represents the type of risk more companies should be taking. Hopefully, Nicu’s Spoon will continue to develop this piece into a lively, exciting piece of theater, and continue fighting the good fight. The work they are doing is passionate, professional and absolutely worth keeping an eye on.
- Tim Browning, THEATERSCENE.NET
Nicu’s Spoon has chosen cannily in mounting the stage version of George Orwell’s 1984 at this particular time. Thanks to director Stephanie Barton-Farcas and her dedicated collaborators at Nicu’s Spoon, we are getting another look at this important work of literature. It is a riveting work of theatre, giving us a raw, very personal experience of Orwell’s cautionary tale.
- Martin Denton, Editor, NYTHEATER.COM
(*starred, Editors Pick Review)
Accepting their mission of socially relevant theater, Nicuâ€™s Spoon translates the realist prose of the author/journalist, his vision of totalitarianism, and the plight of his protagonist, Winston Smith, the last humanist.
- Kim, Voice Choices, VILLAGE VOICE
Murder Of Crows
by Mac Wellman
Directed by Pamela Butler
“Spooky, uproarious, terrifying, and tender, the fowl play follows daughter Susanna as she, her mother, and her Gulf War-vet brother find themselves at the mercy of rich relations.”
- Alexis Soloski, VILLAGE VOICE- Voice Choice
“Nicu’s Spoon, a theater company, in its third remarkable year, have staged a morbidly disturbing production of Mac Wellman’s “A Murder of Crows”, a rich, stimulating poem that locates the destructive spirit lurking amid amber waves of grain and purple mountains of majesty.”
- Jack Quinn, Editor, THEATERSCENE.NET
“The recent high winds that rocked New York City added an eerie but not inappropriately constant background to the Nicu’s Spoon production of Murder of Crows. The performances were all terrific especially the eponymous crows, observing everything while wearing beautifully crafted but appropriately creepy sharp-beaked masks, and whose jazzily impromptu
dance lifted the show to the sublime heights of absurdist heaven.”
- Doug DeVita, OOBR