Eric Sheffer-Stevens


....Trent Dawson and Eric Sheffer Stevens are excellent as upstart members, one middle class and one upper class, of the ascendant generation.


from the Washington Post

by Peter Marks

published: October 10, 2003



Passion Overwhelms Art In Caldwell's The Countess

March 7, 2003|By Tane Soeldner-Danger Hollywood Hills High

The Caldwell Theatere's current production of The Countess probes the failing marriage of art lecturer John Ruskin (Brian Quirk) and his quaint and candid wife Effie (Lanie MacEwan). The bulk of the play occurs during a four-week vacation the two spend in the Scottish Highlands with the company of Ruskin's painting protege, John Everett Millais (Eric Sheffer Stevens). The trip is meant to solidify the friendship of Ruskin and Stevens. Instead, however, the attentions of Effie end up pitting the two against one another.

MacEwan and Stevens, in their roles as forbidden lovers, are the inarguable stars of this performance. Both commit totally to their characters and have unbelievable chemistry. Quirk is less memorable, and his character's occasional emotional outbursts seem too sudden and forced to be real.





October 3 until November 2

Character: Joey Percival

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw

Director: Irene Lewis

Theater Company: Baltimore Center Stage










The Countess

March 2003

Character: John Everett Millais

Playwright: Gregory Murphy

Director: Michael Hall

Theater Company:

Caldwell Theater Company

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