In 19 years in America, this is the second time only in which I felt like standing in ovation after a show. The first time was at the Metropolitan, forThe Dialogue of the Carmelites, in 2004 (the version shown at the Kennedy Center last year was rather flat).
Your show, that I came to watch mostly for professional deontology, was excellently performed, translated, and adapted to America. The last sentence usually means "simplified", 'banalized" etc. On the contrary, the adaptations were apropos. They rendered the piece more intelligible, without depriving it of original force .
The oneiric/hallucinated scene of praise to Antonia was impressive indeed.
I will follow all your shows hereinafter, because I sense that your company will be able to capture their essence with the same sensibility revealed for this one.
"Smartphones, A Pocket-Size Farce~hilarious! if you don't laugh during this production you're dead inside.~Rio DeNaro
Ambassador Theater, what a great find! I love your mission statement, your play selections, your obvious passion. Your dedication to doing theater that matters, that's of high quality but different. I wish you continued success as I eagerly anticipate attending future productions! You will have my continued support.
By putting on The Trap you have introduced me to an intriguing new author. I loved the production choices. The humor (caustic and humane) with its undercurrents of sadness. The clever, explicit yet subtle, intimations of dehumanizing, all-too-human horror. The way in which the play touches the heart and – despite its darkness and the historical tragedy in the background — lifts one up rather than brings one down. The music and choreography were delightful. The casting was terrific, the performances a joy to behold.
I take my hat off to the actors, the composer, and the director.
Good job and thanks for a great experience.
The Ambassador Theater provides a forum for diverse, rich extraordinary performances. The plays are always thought provoking and you definitely have somthing to talk about with your companions. It is a DC Treasure.
The Ambassador Theater does a magnificent job of bringing together multi-generational audiences to enjoy plays that have a true depth of meaning, enjoyment, and acting and production talent. The set designs are effects are both beautiful and original, and never cease to amaze. Ms. Bondarewska has done a wonderful job with this company. I highly recommend seeing any performance that you can at Ambassador Theater.