EDGAR AND ANNABEL at Studio Theatre

*Washington Post, “edgy, energetic… Ebrahimzadeh magnetically combines a casual facade with bottled fury.”

*The Washingtonian, “In Ebrahimzadeh’s ex-military Nick, Twyford gets more than strong fledgling work. He is the real deal. In this and other shows where we have seen him—as the Iraqi interpreter in Round House’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and various shows with Forum Theatre—he has never been less than terrific, with the vocal, physical, and psychological heft of a pro. “

*Washington CityPaper, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh and Emily Kester, each giving an ingeniously calibrated performance… Watching Ebrahimzadeh and Kester, two very good actors, deliver intentionally unpersuasive line readings of intentionally wretched dialogue while revealing their true feelings through action is the show’s most immediate delight.”

*DCTheatreScene, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Nick is a strong, charming presence from the start.  He endears us with his suspicious outlook and obvious resistance to living by a script. The paucity of concrete information regarding life outside the apartment makes him attractive to the audience—for some reason, he’s the one character we trust. “

*BrightestYoungThings, “I was drawn in by the actors, flinching at times, nearly crying at others. It was almost addicting to watch, especially given the difficulty of creating such drama in one room.”

*BroadwayWorld, “Played with grace and authentic, tactical zeal by Maboud Ebrahimzadeh…”

*MD Theatre Guide, “Ms. Kester and Mr. Ebrahimzadeh do a fantastic job portraying the fictitious couple Edgar and Annabel of the play’s title.”

*TheaterMania, “As Nick, aka Edgar, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh brings a bemusing, mysterious nature to the role…”