Reviews

SONATA FOR RIMBAUD

Theatrical play written & performed by Abbott Alexander AKA David Abbott


A powerful piece of theatre . . I couldn't take my eyes away. I hope more people go to see this show and end up as fascinated and moved as myself.

David McDowell Blue - Night-Tinted Glasses

Tour de force plumbs the human spirit - an impressive blend of poignancy and humor, nicely distinct performances, and respectfully playful.

Michael Bishop - Life in L.A.

Deep in a dark dungeon of a theatre lives one of the most vigorous and fascinating theatre pieces seen in some time... Abbott's splendid and moving performance is varied and almost dangerous, but happily never breaks through to literally assault the audience.

Tom Provenzano, LA Weekly - PICK OF THE WEEK

Abbott is a gifted actor (best remembered for Kingdom of Earth) who turns in a startling and disturbing performance: Without providing any details of Rimbaud's past and with hardly any quotes from his hallucinatory work, Abbott manages to portray the searing anguish that literature elevates but which anonymous people live. Abbott conveys a passion for vulgar kicks and an affinity for pain without becoming hyperbolic.

Steven Mikulan, LA Weekly

Abbott performs a brilliantly-written and often very funny piece about learning and growing, and about an attempt to transcend the mundane surface of reality by exploring the poetic imagination

GM Fringe Review,The Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe Festival

I was stunned, touched, moved, amused and amazed by what you did for us yesterday at the Actor’s Studio. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble succeeding with this piece on some level.

Gardner McKey (author of the play SEA MARKS)

Sonata for Rimbaud

Sonata for Rimbaud

Sonata for Rimbaud

Sonata for Rimbaud

THE NAMELESS ONE

Sunday Solo Series produced by Dina Morrone for Theatre West presents, with Abbott Alexander as The Magician

Abbott Alexander performs “a unique melding of drama and onstage magic” (Entertainment Today) that will have you bewildered long after the curtain has come down.

Infused with the spirit of the top mentalists of days gone by, THE NAMELESS ONE is an embodiment critics have described as:

“Wonderful!” (City Magazine)
“Fascinating!” (Drama Logue)
“Roguishly charming!” (LA Weekly)

Written by Mr. Alexander, this solo theatre piece “makes you keep watching him” (Los Angeles Times). No rabbits, white gloves or girls in tu-tus . . . just the mystery and wonder of pure enchantment ... sure to blow your mind!

The Nameless One

The Nameless One

The Nameless One

The Nameless One

THE ROUTINE

Theatrical play written & performed by Abbott Alexander AKA David Abbott

Abbott's performance is fascinating... It is an outstanding ensemble, with enough stage presence for the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Bruce Feld, Drama-Logue

Now we are treated by Theatre West to the World Premiere of Abbott Alexander's unique melding of drama and onstage magic, a fascinating new work called The Routine - The magic is performed all around us, and obviously Abbott is anything but lightweight; no one gets sawed in half, but more than once I found myself whispering, How'd he do that?

Travis Michael Holder, Entertainment Today

Abbott endows Chester with just enough boyish charm to hide the snake underneath.

Allen Levy, Los Angeles Reader

Abbott Alexander is roguishly charming as Chester...

Steve Mikulan, LA Weekly

Abbott is quite remarkable as a magician - all his tricks are legitimate, if that isn't a contradiction in terms - as well as being extremely engaging as a performer and playwright.

Madeleine Shaner, Bnai Brith

The Routine

The Routine

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

Alexander portrays a series of pompous officials and other opinionated folk. Among his memorable characters are a staunch prohibitionist who admits to being a tippler who died of cirrhosis of the liver, and the village atheist who might have been the most religious man in town.”

Daily Variety

Spoon River Anthology

Review of Spoon River Anthology

KINGDOM OF EARTH

by Tennessee Williams. Abbott Alexander starring as Lot

Abbott's portrayal of the dying transvestite (and symbol of the Old South) is almost translucent. We can almost see another time.

Ed Kaufman, Hollywood Reporter

Abbott is sensationally erotic and erratic as he minces his way through a tangled web of emotional conflicts as Lot. It is a highly theatrical performance, replete with machine gun-like changes of attitude.

Jack Holland, Drama-logue

Kingdom of Earth

Kingdom of Earth

Kingdom of Earth

Kingdom of Earth

STARRY NIGHT

Feature film directed and written by Paul Davids - starring Abbott Alexander as Vincent Van Gogh

Abbott Alexander is a plausible facsimile of van Gogh... filled with a sweet and disarming courtliness of manner and altruism.

Jay Carr, Boston Globe

Praise to Abbott Alexander for his exemplary portrayal of Vincent van Gogh; a refreshingly upbeat, and intelligent, endearing and believable performance.

Donna Winant, Art Appraiser, Historian and Specialist on
"The Life and Work of Vincent van Gogh"

Starry Night

Starry Night

FALLING UPWARD!

Recent production of Ray Bradbury's play at the Falcon Theatre

It is delicious to watch the dark-clad pub lads actually unite with the strangers to support efforts of quick-footed Doone (Abbott Alexander) as he participates in the Anthem Sprint...

Julio Martinez, Daily Variety

...plunges headfirst into his character's story, Abbott Alexander, who shows sophisticated physicality in creating an Irish athlete.

Dany Margolies, Hollywood Reporter

Falling Upward

Falling Upward

A LIFE by Hugh Leonard
(West Coast Premiere)

Two acts of wit and warmth... LA Times

Goes down like fine Irish whiskey, fast and smooth. LA Weekly

The cast is brilliant… Do see it. Drama-Logue

Dear Abbott, thanks so much for a really enjoyable evening last night. You are extremely good and I am delighted to have the chance to see you at work. The whole production deserves praise. All the best.

Delbert Mann, Film Director: MARTY,
THE BACHELOR PARTY, DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS

A Life

A Life

A Life

A Life

TOWARDS ZERO by Agatha Christie

Abbott as Latimer fashions a hilarious creation - something of a cross between a latent punk rocker and a cockney waiter covering up his accent... amusing and surprisingly integral.

LA Times

Abbott makes his role as Ted Latimer, a dapper, patent-leather gigolo type, outstanding with his suavity, swagger and an insinuating nasality that is irresistible. Latimer is an imperturbable little pipsqueak and Abbott’s depiction is a delight.

Drama-Logue

Toward Zero

Toward Zero

Toward Zero

Toward Zero

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Glory

Glory

Glory

Glory

Glory