OIL at Olney Theatre Center

Some of the reviews for OIL at Olney Theatre Center! Follow the links for the full articles.

*DCTheatreScene, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is mesmerizing in both roles as “the stranger who knocks,” first entering as an American entrepreneur investor in the new energy, oil. Later, as a Libyan OPEC negotiator, he is tough and incisive, and, whatever political stripe you are on, you can’t dismiss the character’s voice, which may indeed prove history is on his side.”

*MDTheatreGuide, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh captures the charming William Whitcomb as well as the newly empowered Libyan, Mr. Farouk.”

KING JOHN at Folger Theatre

The reviews for King John at Folger Theatre! Follow the links for the full articles.

*Washington Post, “Graves and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh are among other cast members who provide sharply defined performances and reveal a masterly ease with the verse.”

*TheatreBloom, “Posner’s creativity and eye for the minute, blended with the raw talent and force of this cast, make this an unmissable experience.”

*DCTheatreScene, ” The haunted eyes of Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Lord Salisbury reflect great pools of despair and displacement, all adding up to solid ensemble-ship.”

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at Round House Theatre

A bunch of reviews for Small Mouth Sounds at Round House Theatre are in! Follow the links for the articles below including a full on radio interview with WTOP!

*WTOP, “Small Mouth Sounds at Round House has crowds roaring at silent cast.” Full Interview Audio

*MDTheatreGuide, “This cast is small but mighty, everyone perfectly suited to both their character and also the larger challenge of conveying that character without the support of much dialogue…. This performance was an emotional triumph that truly took the audience on a personal journey along with the cast. I’d strongly recommend taking this journey yourself, if only to remind yourself that you are not alone.”

*DCTheatreScene, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, supplely playing a yogi whose motives may be more carnal than transcendental, a yogic soba noodle who twists himself into studly poses to be admired by all assembled…. We are asked to turn it down and tune into the silences that either fill us with peace or paw at our uncertainties and disquiet. Small Mouth Sounds, with its gentle humor and compassion, reveals to us the many ways in which words get in the way.”

*BroadwayWorld, “The silence of Small Mouth Sounds intensifies the emotional impact of every dramatic or comedic moment on stage. Initially, it may be harder to know where the action is onstage but no matter where you look on stage, Small Mouth Sounds delivers engaging theatre.”

*Washington Post, “A vaguely famous, enviably flexible and undeniably handsome man is played with bristling confidence and a catlike smile by Maboud Ebrahimzadeh…. Give this batch of actors credit for being persuasively alive and revealingly interconnected at all times, even when there’s nothing for them to do but wait for the next thing to happen.”

*DCMetroTheaterArts, “Small Mouth Sounds is a rare theatrical experience that not only invites us to think our own thoughts along with the characters but leaves us quiet time to do so. And whether we experience such shared quietude as transcendent or a send-up, this semiserious comedy generously leaves up to us.”

*DCist, “Small Mouth Sounds succeeds as a formal innovation because the cast is evenly terrific. These characters are similarly—and thoroughly—damaged.”

THE INVISIBLE HAND at Olney Theatre Center

The reviews for The Invisible Hand at Olney Theatre Center! Follow the links for the full articles.

*Washington Post, “As Bashir, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh purposefully sounds Pakistani by way of London, and he blends the character’s defensive ego with a savvy streak… you can almost hear the brain and the blood whir…”

*MDTheatreGuide, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh… gives a performance that can send chills down your spine—not so much for the rare instances of violence—but for the complete portrayal of a man so conflicted and so desperate to believe in the rightness of his cause that he practically vibrates at times.”

*DCTheatreScene, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh delivers a mighty, sinewy performance as the London-born revolutionary Bashir who travels back to his ancestral land to follow the charismatic Imam Saleem. He has to navigate a tightrope, balancing Bashir’s altruistic desires, passionate beliefs, and the appalling actions he ultimately takes.”

*DCMetroTheatreArts, “It would be hard to find a better portrayer of Bashir than Ebrahimzadeh, who completely embodies this character. He becomes Bashir…

*CultureSpotMC, Interview with Maboud Ebrahimzadeh and Thomas Keegan, Full Article.

THE BOOK OF WILL at Round House Theatre

The reviews for The Book of Will at Round House Theatre! Follow the links for the full articles.

*WashingtonPost, “… with winning lead turns from Todd Scofield and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as the actors on a hunt…”

*CityPaper, “There’s really no reason this shouldn’t be the movie it already feels like, and it’s tough to imagine Hollywood could improve upon Round House Theatre’s cast: Todd Scofield and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Misters Heminges and Condell, respectively…”

*DCTheatreScene, “The chief virtue of Ryan Rilette’s production is the all-star ensemble and the rich variety of vibrant characters they bring to life… [Ebrahimzadeh’s Condell is] fiery and headstrong…”

*BroadwayWorld, “Henry Condell, hilariously played by Maboud Ebrahimzadeh… Under Ryan Rilette’s excellent direction, a uniformly marvelous cast gives one of the best ensemble performances I’ve seen this season of a very strong play.”

*EntertainmentOrDie, “… the leading pair of Scofield and Ebrahimzadeh really put the heart and soul into the story…”

*DCMetroTheatreArts, “Todd Scofield and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh give both these characters good presence…”

*MDTheatreGuide, “Ebrahimzadeh’s Condell offers a more fiery persona…”