ENGLISH at Studio Theatre

Some of the reviews for ENGLISH at Studio Theatre

Here is what they are saying about the show:

*Washington Post, “… a sterling production… the superlative cast nimbly navigates the performance guidelines that Toossi requires… Ebrahimzadeh’s sensitively assembled portrayal…”

*CityPaper, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is one of the performers in the “exceptional” tier, and the cast member most familiar to D.C. audiences from his many prior performances at Studio and other area venues.”

*DCist, “…a rare, delicate feat of performance.”

*DCTheaterArts, “Ebrahimzadeh’s portrayal of Omid expertly conveys the confidence of his character…”


Some of the reviews of PEOPLE, PLACES, and THINGS at Studio Theatre

Here is what they are saying about the show:

*Washington Post, “Muse’s production, staged fashion-runway-style in the Victor Shargai Theatre between opposing banks of seats, offers other exceptional performances”

*CityPaper, “Studio Theatre’s production of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things is immersive for audiences in the way that car accidents are jarring for passengers riding shotgun: no airbag.”


*DCTheatreScene, “the always commanding Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, who utters one sentence about a passport that must have hidden significance…”

*BroadwayWorld, “Every actor is exceedingly adept at showing his/her character’s pain, but determination to get through it all. Balancing humor with dramatic acting, they let the raw humanness of the characters shine through. There’s not a weak link in the bunch.”

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…”