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Word of mouth worked very quickly to ensure nearly all tickets were sold before the first review was published !
We had high hopes that the play's story of migration and identity would strike a chord with the diverse population of New York and this seems to be happening. Our invitation to present this three-week run is a great endorsement for the play and we hope will lead to further opportunities for the production in the US and beyond, as a number of producers have attended the show.
“A must…Zajac is truly a visionary” Broadway World
“A gripping tale….a phenomenal violinist…the cognitive dissonance of the two narrators is fascinating, emphasizing the true trauma of living through a war.” Charged FM
“An ardent, deeply personal play…compelling, impassioned…a fine actor”
New York Times
“Daring, provocative, and intense…. a play that needs to be watched."
“…a one-man tour de force… powerful and brave… a brilliant gift…"
“Matthew Zajac, compellingly pieces together his father's patchwork of truths and omissions, then methodically unravels it, in this taut odyssey that spans continents, decades, and even vaster zones of the heart still marked by war… Ben Harrison's imaginatively muscular direction…"
“One actor, one fiddler, one brilliant and moving piece of theatre. Never spent $25 and 75 minutes so well. See it, friends.” April Alliston, New York on Twitter
“I just saw Matthew Zajac's The Tailor of Inverness with my wife, and we thought it was one of the most moving theater experiences we've had. It was a profound piece of theater and it made us think of my wife's family history as Jews who escaped the Nazis, then came to America and rewrote their past. Her mother grew up, not sure of her parents history, nor that she was Jewish, and my wife was told a completely fabricated story that took her years to unravel. Both my wife's story and the story of Zajac's father reminded us of how essentially profound, yet unknowable is the intersection of history and personality. Thank you for putting on this play!” David Getz, New York via Dogstar website
Buy the book ! At Sandstone Press and at the performance.