“Both Jean Randich’s direction and Neil Bartlett’s outstanding translation treat the story with humor and affection, capturing the jolie-laide purity of Marivaux’s characters. The lovely all-white set is adapted from a production design by Mike Rancourt and Ms. Randich.” NY Times – Read the full review here.
“The director, Jean Randich, gives this group — seven men and a woman — the kind of ceremonial presence an ancient Greek chorus is presumed to have had. These Theban citizens are choreographed in movement and dance on the deep stage of the Intar 53 Theater. They underline their speech with the thumping of drums and percussive sticks; and occasionally they sing their distress in clearly articulated, and intricately harmonized, voices to haunting melodies composed by Robert Murphy for this production.” NY Times – Read the full review here.
J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation
“Undoubtedly, the New York Stock Exchange has seen money move at many speeds and in many ways. But has it ever had the chance to witness a chorus line of paper dollars pulsing carnally to a disco beat?
….The show, directed by Jean Randich with choreography by Doug Elkins, charts the life and times of Morgan with a multitude of specific historical references and a hand of iron…..Some of these events have been divertingly staged. The battle for control of the Susquehanna Railroad is done as a period melodrama, which concludes with Morgan, in a Dudley Do-Right voice, announcing, “I alone must reorder the entire economy of the United States in the 19th century.”
This is surely your only chance to watch stockbrokers strangling each other on Wall Street to the rhythms of a rock minuet. Those who have been burned playing the market recently may find it a gratifying sight.” NY Times – Read the full review here.
The Constant Couple
“Faced with the challenge of staging a 17th-century play, a director is generally thought to have two options: Stay true to the period or update. With her production of George Farquhar’s “Constant Couple,” written in 1699, at the Pearl Theater Company, Jean Randich has the sense to leave a good play largely alone and the wit to establish small links to the present: bits of anachronistic costuming (a pair of defiantly 21st-century shoes) or speech inflection….And the company does an honest job bringing across the enjoyment of this revival.” NY Times – Read the full review here.
Killing the Boss
“The work’s affecting quality…sneaks up on you in this subtle production (directed by Jean Randich)…” NY Times – Read the full review here.
Dog and Wolf
“Jasmina, a political refugee, is definitely coming on to her lawyer. Then she demonstrates her tender feelings by buying him a gift: a book about genocide grave sites. Nothing about the characters’ behavior makes much sense in Catherine Filloux’s unpretentious one-act “Dog and Wolf.” The work, playfully directed by Jean Randich at 59E59 Theaters, is often entertaining but definitely off balance.” NY Times – Read the full review here.