The Antelope Party
"Meyer has an undeniable flair...terrific, poignant, and funny."
"A thought-provoking romp that's not to be missed!"
-PerformInk (Critic's Pick)
"Stellar! This is a dark comedy that rings all too true."
-The Hawk Chicago (Critic's Pick)
"As eye-opening and thought-provoking as Animal Farm."
-Chicago Theater Review
"Yes, this is a complicated tale, but one which is told with punchy, slick dialogue and very good acting. I really was involved (difficult not to be with all those forks flying around!) and found this play both mesmerizing and memorable."
"A darkly absurd exploration of power dynamics, this latest production from Dutch Kills Theater is a thrillingly surreal family drama by playwright Eric John Meyer. The New York-based company’s play, The Sister, is a beautifully realized production that delights in its disconcerting portrayal of human relationships."
"Confinement pervades Eric John Meyer's play The Sister...This production prefers the action up close and personal."
"When the lights come up at the end of Eric John Meyer’s strange and stunning new play The Sister, it is akin to waking from a fever dream. One understands deeply the import of what has just transpired, yet the details are perplexing and disorienting...The whole thing seems to have happened in another language, which was somehow comprehensible at the time. Upon rejoining the world of the living, one is left with a lingering sense of just how unknowable the world is, which is at once thrilling and terrifying."
"Bob and Leanne’s wild, expletive-laden shouts at Colleen and each other are often played well for laughs, as are the more absurd embellishments, such as an impromptu shadow-puppet show. But Meyer has woven a dark sentiment about the way some people damage and frighten those closest to them throughout “The Sister.” Colleen and Terry may not yell as their relationship sours, but they can still be cruel. “I’ve been sitting here for the past few days trying to decide what it is about you that I find so unsatisfying,” she says to him. Such harsh remarks carry a jarring sting when delivered with convincing disgust by the cast."
Due to Events
"An atmospheric treat...equal parts self-guided meditation and Tom Waits daydream."
"Terrific and very funny...if elements that would be at home in Kafka, Stoppard, and perhaps even Donnie Darko filtered through a cat with a hobby in jazzy performance art sounds like a fun time, it is.”
Dogs of Oklahoma
"Eric John Meyer has written a great show here and director Luke Harlan has done him a great service in bringing it to the stage...The live foley artist, Jean Ann Douglass, is fantastic."
"The tension rises as we wonder how far Simon will go
but then...the tension skyrockets."
"Twist[s] in an instant from bright and witty to disturbing."
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