Zeitgeist in the News
Eight by Tenn
“This is a production worth seeing, partly because you might not get another chance to see these Tennessee Williams one-acts performed, and partly because the design is consistently impressive, from Matthew Good's detailed sound design to the painterly lighting by Erik Fox that transforms the simple set into an array of locales.”
- Edge Boston, Killian Malloy
“There’s plenty here for the Williams aficionado to dig through, like the character in ‘Portrait of a Madonna’ who perhaps anticipates Blanche Dubois and the general preponderance of good roles for women.”
- Boston Globe, Jeremy Goodwin
A Great Wilderness
“Zeitgeist’s production, under the steady direction of its artistic director David J. Miller, is boosted by some very fine acting. ‘A Great Wilderness’ suggests the damage that can be done when we leave our innermost depths unmapped.”
- Boston Globe, Jeremy D. Goodwin
“In his direction, Miller builds the tension and guides the actors through the minefield of conflicts their characters face."
- Broadway World, Nancy Grossman
“The Zeitgeist Stage Company production is anchored to a fine performance by Peter Brown as Walt."
- Arts Fuse, William Marx
“Where the script succeeds magnificently is with Walt, a character who comes pre-loaded with a rare generosity of spirit. Brown captures Walt to a T -- when, fairly late in the play, Walt hears of a boy who was at his cabin years ago and is told that he's the sort of father that former visitor had yearned for, you can believe it."
- EdgeMedia Network.com, Killian Melloy
“Peter Brown is heartbreaking as Walt. ... Shelley Brown and Thomas Grenon reminded me so much of my own uber-Catholic, kinda sorta liberal parents that I almost couldn’t stand it. I related almost too much. Their work in this play will give me much to brood over. My therapist thanks you."
- New England Theaater Geek, Kitty Drexler
“David Miller has directed this play in a subdued manner, to show what happens when ordinary people act on their own beliefs without considering the consequences. The bang comes at the turn-about ending, a surprise and the strongest scene in the play…"
- The Patriot Ledger, Iris Fanger
“As always, director David Miller has assembled a talented cast and designed a nifty log cabin set. J. Jumbelic’s sound for each scene change makes you sit up and take note."
- Boston Arts Review, Beverley Creasey
Best of 2015
Zeitgeist Stage Company’s winter production of The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc was named to The Boston Globe’s 2015 Top Ten Theater picks. In his original review Don Aucoin wrote of the show, “The Big Meal,’ in its sneaky, seriocomic way, touches some deep chords at Zeitgeist Stage.” For the complete list visit
Zeitgeist Stage Company’s spring production of The Submission by Jeff Talbott was named by WBUR’s The Artery as one of the outstanding productions of 2015. “Thorny questions of race, overweening ambition, near-miraculous inspiration, and good old-fashioned egos collide in what might be 2015’s most complex, emotionally searing production on the Boston stage,” was the summation of the show by critic Kilian Melloy. For the complete list visit