PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

 

JUNK | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX

"As played by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Merkin is a good-hearted charmer, loyal to his friends and espousing a progressive vision of improving American business through change and innovation rather than returning to the nostalgia of the past. The genius of Garcia’s portrayal is that he makes Merkin a true believer. Though his immediate actions are certainly motivated by greed, at his core there is a deeper nobility wed to his desire to break apart the racist history of American corporations."

Austin360-Statesman, Andrew J. Friedenthal

JUNK | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX

"As Robert, performer Garcia pulls off all the teeth sucking, furtive gesticulating, and slick talking of a classic 1980's Wall Street yuppie...Crisp performances and biting dialogue result in a well executed show that refuses to slow down, and the audience leaves windblown but grinning."

Photo: Gabriel Alba Photography

BroadwayWorld Austin, Madelyn Geyer

THE MADRES | SHREWD PRODUCTIONS | Austin, TX

"It is, however, the soldier Diego (portrayed with eerie sangfroid by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia) who keeps tight the threat of violence throughout. Costumed...in sharp military civilian wear rather than a more blatant uniform, Diego looks and sounds sickeningly similar to right-wing extremist in our own nation and time."

Sightlines, I.B. Hopkins

POCATELLO by SAMUEL D. HUNTER | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX

"Garcia's performance as Eddie is nuanced and riveting, an ache of tightly controlled emotion. Playwright Hunter has given him a lot to work with, and I reach back to the comment I made about Summers in Webster's staging of Boise: this is a performance so rich that it alone justifies you urging your friends to attend. I'm not a great fan of "best of" lists, but Garcia's Eddie belongs on any of those drawn up for 2017-2018."

CTX Live Theatre, Michael Meigs

POCATELLO by SAMUEL D. HUNTER | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX​

"Garcia brings Eddie to life with a quiet gentleness that could easily slip into "sad sack" territory but never does. The result is an engaging and honest search for connection. The play's final moments between Gar­cia and Humphrey are simply heart-wrenching."

Austin Chronicle, Shanon Weaver

POCATELLO by SAMUEL D. HUNTER | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX​

"thanks in large part to the nuanced performance of Carlo Lorenzo Garcia. Though the sadness and loneliness of the character is always evident from Garcia’s face, there’s often a brightness to his affect or voice that endears him to the audience. Between Hunter’s clever writing and Garcia’s emotive performance, Eddie becomes a kind of Greek hero, working his way through back-breaking feats to reach his goal, which is, in this case, finding some solace or understanding in another human being."

Austin Arts Watch, Ryan E. Johnson

POCATELLO by SAMUEL D. HUNTER | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX​


"Carlo Lorenzo Garcia gives a beautifully open performance that makes us genuinely feel for him. This is a nice guy in a lot of pain who is desperately trying to fix the world around him."

Broadway World Austin, Frank Benge

POCATELLO by SAMUEL D. HUNTER | STREET CORNER ARTS | Austin, TX​


"What the talented cast of the show excels at is listening and responding; as the plot ticks along, we see how each new encounter lands and how each relationship features its own unstated dynamics. Standouts include Carlo Lorenzo Garcia as the put-upon, neurotic Eddie; Amber Quick as the desperately unhappy Tammy; and David Scott’s delightful comedic timing as the somewhat meat-headed Max."

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY... | MARY-ARRCHIE THEATRE CO. | Chicago, IL

"Carlo Lorenzo Garcia puts in an intense and fascinating performance as the deteriorating Charlie, expounding on all the frustrations of daily life that all of us experience but few of us act upon"

 Chicago Theatre Beat, Leah A. Zeldes

ST. CRISPIN'S DAY | STRAWDOG THEATRE CO. | Chicago, IL

"(Caroline) Neff’s scenes with Carlo Garcia, playing sheepish young soldier Tom, capture all the innocence and naïveté of young love. "

Chicago Theater Beat, Oliver Sava

MEDEA | THEATRE Y | Chicago, IL

"Carlo Lorenzo Garcia’s Jason makes us all feel like he deserves all the punishment Medea metes out."

Logan Squarist, Suzanne White Montiel

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY... | MARY-ARRCHIE THEATRE CO. | Chicago, IL

"Garcia is wonderful as the British middle class everyman with hints of Willy Loman. Garcia’s performance was deeply rooted in truth as he exhibits the neurotic foibles of a man at his wits end. Garcia navigates the action never fully realizing where reality and fantasy begin and end. We empathize with Charlie as the pressures mount and he disintegrates.   Garcia wonderfully delivers a cynically funny monologue about what he could do–but doesn’t as his world falls apart. Garcia’s performance alone justifies seeing this show!"

Chicago Critic

 
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