Excerpts and links to press reviews of David Foubert’s various stage appearances.
playing King Henry VIII
Michael Sommers, The New York Times (October 24, 2014)
…The dance where Henry meets Anne is brief, but their mostly silent interplay sizzles. Dressed in rich fabrics and colors by Hugh Hanson, the actors portray their characters with conviction and vigor. An always confident, at times surly Henry, David Foubert plays the king as a handsome though mercurial devil who passionately believes in whatever he is thinking at the moment.
Marina Kennedy, BroadwayWorld.com (October 28, 2014)
Henry VIII is a fast moving chronicle of the king’s trials. The cast is ideally suited to their roles. David Foubert masters his role as a very robust, yet charming Henry. While Foubert succeeds at portraying this commanding character, he brings a real sense of humanity to the role. His contemplative disposition is particularly evident when he hears the pleadings of Catherine played by Jessica Wortham.
A Christmas Carol
playing Marley and additional characters
Jay Irwin, BroadwayWorld.com (Dec 1, 2014)
The cast is superb… The three ghosts who speak (Christmas future never has too much to say) each managed to bring stunning elements. David Foubert as Marley was totally creepy and laser focused.
An Evening of One Acts
(Patter for the Floating Lady, The Unseen Hand)
Dusty Somers, The Seattle Times (July 26, 2014):
“Foubert nails the Martin-esque oblivious puffery while Skerritt is perfect as his peeved foil.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]
“Willie is seeking help to free his enslaved people, and he resurrects Blue’s brothers, Cisco and Sycamore (a rip-roaring David Foubert and a perpetually irritated Chris Ensweiler) to contribute to the freedom fighting.” [in The Unseen Hand
Danielle Palmer-Friedman, The Daily (July 30, 2014):
“David Foubert, who plays The Magician, provides the proper amount of quirk to his role, simultaneously impersonating and reinventing this embodiment of Martin.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]
playing Henry Bolingbroke
Seattle Times Theatre Review:
“But overall, the acting is, on its own terms, impeccable — with impressive work too from excellent David Foubert as Bolingbroke.” (Mischa Berson, Jan 17 2014)
“Foubert manages a quite engaging future king and gives a wonderful arc with his character.” (Jay Irwin, Jan 12 2014)
The Compleat Works of Willm Skspre [Abridged]
New York Times Review, “Where King John Gets His on the 10-Yard Line”:
“The Shakespeare Festival of New Jersey’s three-man cast, Jeffrey M. Bender, David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz, led by their director, Jason King Jones, come through with inspired performances and a highly contagious sense of fun.” (Anita Gates, June 29 2008)
Around the World in 80 Days
New York Times Theatre Review:
“At two hours and 40 minutes, this highly literate adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1872 novel challenges audiences to remain attentive throughout a journey that can become wearing. That they do so, ultimately cheering Phileas Fogg and his travel companions for a job well done, is a tribute to the skill of Bonnie J. Monte, the theater’s artistic director, who adapted the book, and to her brilliant company of six actors playing 30 roles… David Foubert finds much humor in the double-talking lawman.” (Naomi Segel, May 8 2009)
The Three Musketeers
New York Times Theatre Review:
“But why on earth, when a spurned lover asks the woman he worships for a token to remember her by, does she choose an enormous piece of diamond jewelry that her husband gave her and is sure to ask about at some point? Strangely, both actions seem completely believable in the grand evening of theater that is the Acting Company’s eloquently and elegantly staged new production of “The Three Musketeers. In Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos’s conversational but never offensively contemporary adaptation, D’Artagnan’s three dashing mentors stand out as distinct personalities, all thoroughly enjoyable to be around… Aramis (David Foubert) loves either women or God; he can’t decide which.” (Anita Gates, May 16 2006)
A Perfect Ganesh
New York Times Review:
“Katharine is haunted by the memory of her son Walter, tenderly evoked by David Foubert, whose death at the hands of gay bashers only reinforced her guilt at being unable to accept his homosexuality.” (Naomi Segel, February 2 2003)