This week, I joined director Christopher Scott and a fabulous group of skilled, smart, and silly actors -- Joel Blum, Connie Castanzo, Craig Fols, Sheria Irving, Zarif Kabier, Richard Prioleau, and Patricia Randell -- in a reading of Kalidasa's 5th Century Sanskrit masterpiece SHAKUNTALA AND THE RING OF RECOGNITION
"Warm-blooded, frolicsome and splendidly cast, this production at the 47th Street Theater leads with its heart. Nimbly played, the lively young lovers seem as if they could live down the Street...They swoon, and we feel their rapture. They torment one another, and we pity their pain. When something is funny, which is often, the audience bubbles with belly laughter. The quality of mirth here is not strained, not even close, and thank goodness for that."