Reviews of Anton's Well's 4.48 PSYCHOSIS - Before Upcoming Final Weekend
Original KQED Review by Nicole Gluckstern: Sarah Kane’s '4.48 Psychosis' Finds Empathetic Home at Anton’s Well
"Few plays go so boldly into the misunderstood territory of the troubled mind as 4.48 Psychosis, and Estes and his fearless cast are to be commended. Through their unconventional staging they imbue this difficult piece with moments of real beauty and empathy, drawing the audience to bear witness to a human condition that is so frequently ignored, misinterpreted, or rejected."
Theater and Such Review by Christine Okan: A Dark Night of the Soul
"Anton’s Well Theater Company has brought 4.48 Psychosis to a small studio at Temescal Arts Center in Oakland. Director Robert Estes and choreographer Bridgette Loriaux create a visceral and verbal experience where three brilliant performers (Anastasia Barron, Jody Christian, and Adrian Deane) dance, interact, intertwine, explode, recoil and literally throw themselves against the wall while uttering lines like..."
Daily Cal Review by Kate Tinney: Physical theater in Anton’s Well’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ adds movement, discomfort to Sarah Kane’s turn-of-the-century elegy
“In a review of a different production of ‘4.48 Psychosis,’ I wrote that the production demanded to be felt. This production, in contrast, expands and complicates that declaration into a question by engaging more directly with audience members, looking them in the eyes and sitting among them. Should it be felt? Should it be looked at, picked apart, reviewed?”
The Thinking Man's Idiot Review by Charles Lewis III: At the Hour of Our Death: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at Anton’s Well
“It would be easy for a skeptic to call them cowards or someone empathic to say they need help, but neither of those answers would account for someone in the hospital wishing to end their life after a long battle with a terminal illness. [...] Yet a piece like 4.48 Psychosis is the rare piece that looks at the situation from the point-of-view of someone who sadly went through with it. [...] Rob Estes and his collaborators wisely interpret the work in a way worthy of an artist, such as the one who wrote it. By doing so, they’ve created one of the best shows I’ve seen this year."