Excerpts and links to press reviews of David Foubert’s various stage appearances.

Henry VIII

playing King Henry VIII

Sheakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

…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.

Michael Sommers, The New York Times (October 24, 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.

Marina Kennedy, (October 28, 2014)

Red Velvet

playing Pierre Laporte

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

David Foubert as impresario Pierre Laporte captures, with an equally strong performance as Lindsay Smiling, the conflicting natures of the impresario – having to please a so-very-proper board of directors, placating all of his actors from stars on down, wanting to be in on something fresh and exciting, and needing to please audiences and critics just to keep the play running and earn the money needed to keep the theatre open. Foubert’s final scene with Smiling is a tour de force between two men with a common vision who can never completely understand each other.”

Allen Neuner, “Red Velvet at Kirby Theatre is electrifying,” Out in Jersey, October 12, 2016

A Christmas Carol

playing Marley and additional characters

ACT – A Contemporary Theater

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.

Jay Irwin, (Dec 1, 2014)

An Evening of One Acts

Magician in Patter for the Floating Lady
Cisco in The Unseen Hand

ACT – A Contemporary Theater

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

Dusty Somers, The Seattle Times (July 26, 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]

Danielle Palmer-Friedman, The Daily (July 30, 2014):

Richard II

playing Henry Bolingbroke

Seattle Shakespeare Company

“But overall, the acting is, on its own terms, impeccable — with impressive work too from excellent David Foubert as Bolingbroke.”

Seattle Times Theatre Review:
Mischa Berson, Jan 17 2014

Foubert manages a quite engaging future king and gives a wonderful arc with his character.” Review:
(Jay Irwin, Jan 12 2014)

Taming of the Shrew

playing Petrucchio

Island Stage Left

“One of the challenges of this script is to make Petruchio somehow sympathetic, beginning with his big, brash entrance — David does a good job presenting himself to his future father-in-law with a nice mix of bold earnestness & humor, and shows he’s Kate’s match as he first meets her & quickly, head-spinningly marries her right away. It’s fun to watch David appear to soften as he turns away from his clashes with Katherine to address the audience, with a resolute grin as he outlines how he hopes to tame the shrewish part of her..”

Ian Byington, San Juan Island Update, “The Taming of the Shrew is Amazing!“, 8/3/2013

September Skies

playing Dave

Eclectic Theater Company

“But when it turns out Dave really does recognize Amy from a party the year before, and he can describe the dress she wore in meticulous detail, he begins to wheedle his way into her psyche. Moran sets up two potentially melodramatic questions in September Skies. Will the two hook up? Will this never-to-be couple board American Airlines Flight 11, destined to plow into the World Trade Center the next morning? But because the writing is taut, witty, and true, and the performances sterling, what might have been a bad TV movie-of-the-week is instead a study in how desperately we flail for what we want during these few short years we call life. David Foubert and Cheryl Platz are the would-be cheats; and both play roles that are, for all their individual idiosyncrasies, archetypes. Viewing the play, you wonder if you’d bed that conquest or board that plane yourself.”

Kevin Phinney, Seattle Weekly (Pick of the Week), September 13, 2011

The Compleat Works of Willm Skspre [Abridged]

playing Jess

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

“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.”

New York Times Review, “Where King John Gets His on the 10-Yard Line”:
(Anita Gates, June 29 2008)

Around the World in 80 Days

playing Detective Fix

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

“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.”

New York Times Theatre Review: (Naomi Segel, May 8 2009)

The Three Musketeers

playing Aramis

The Acting Company

“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.”

New York Times Theatre Review:
(Anita Gates, May 16 2006)

A Perfect Ganesh

playing Walter

“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.”

New York Times Review, :(Naomi Segel, February 2 2003)

The Good Daughter

playing Matt McCall

New Jersey Repertory Company

“Brian O’Halloran is perfect as the colorless, good-natured gentleman caller, and David Foubert gives a sturdy account of the handsome, poetic storekeeper who struggles for the construction of levees to hold back the flood-works of the mighty Missouri River.”

Robert L. Daniels,

“Deborah Rayne as Cassie remains a standout among the standouts. Whether playing a wounded little-town flirt or putting on some city-slicker airs, Baum maintains a sure hand with a character who’s scarcely so sure of who she wants to be. Her scenes with David Foubert — delightful in the first act, devastating in the second — are among the best duets you’ll ever see in a straight play (can’t wait for the musical!).”

Tom Chesek, Asbury Park Press, “The Good Daughter is as Good as it Gets“, 10/16/2003