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Reviews for David and “An Evening of One Acts”

Jessica Skerritt and David Foubert in "Patter for the Floating Lady" at ACT

Jessica Skerritt and David Foubert in “Patter for the Floating Lady” at ACT

David’s debut at Seattle’s ACT (A Contemporary Theater) was a smashing success! The three-play roster made critics laugh, but also spurred a significant amount of discussion and thought. David’s turns as “The Magician” in Steve Martin’s Patter for the Floating Lady and “Cisco” in Sam Shepard’s The Unseen Hand were very well-received. David had a wonderful time and looks forward to returning to ACT in November!

Some highlights from Seattle media from reviews for “An Evening of One Acts”:

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]

Jeffery Totey, The Examiner (July 30, 2014):

“All of the actors involved (Jessica Skerritt, Eric Ray Anderson, Quinn Armstrong, Chris Ensweiler, David Foubert and Hana Lass) are all excellent in their roles and go for broke during their performances.”

Jay Irwin, BroadwayWorld.com (July 27, 2014):

“All three actors have a complete grasp on the comedic timing of the piece but also that quirky Martin style of talking about one thing but conveying something completely different. And it’s this one that completely worked for me and get’s a YAY from me with my three letter rating system.” [in Patter for the Floating Lady]

Margaret Friedman, Seattle Weekly (July 29, 2014):

“A confident cast, savvy direction by R. Hamilton Wright, and superior staging and effects boost this comely production beyond the generically titled sum of its parts.”

Video Highlights from “An Evening of One Acts”

In ACT’s “An Evening of One Acts”, David Foubert portrays two vastly different characters: Steve Martin’s Magician and Sam Shepard’s undead cowboy, Cisco Morphan. For a taste of David’s work alongside his fantastic co-stars, enjoy this brief promotional video from ACT featuring clips from the shows:

David’s ACT Debut in “An Evening of One Acts”

David is excited to be making his debut with Seattle institution ACT – A Contemporary Theater this summer. He will be appearing in two of the three one acts featured in their annual “Evening of One Acts”, which runs from July 18 – August 17.

David Foubert (far R) with the cast of ACT's Evening of One Acts 2014.

David Foubert (far R) with the cast of ACT’s Evening of One Acts 2014.

From ACT’s press release:

Three celebrated writers and their trio of short plays stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy to the summer. Famous for their successes on the big screen and the stage, we take a look at what Martin, Allen, and Shepard bring to their respective short stories.

David will be appearing in two of the three works:

Patter for the Floating Lady by Steve Martin [featuring David Foubert as the Magician]: The bittersweet conclusion of a romance between a lovesick magician and his aloof assistant.

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard [featuring David Foubert as Cisco]: Loners, outlaws, and aliens come together in a wild affirmation of free will and pioneering human spirit.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/AnEveningofOneActs