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“Great serendipitous pleasure! Very, very funny! This is farce, and

Owen Thompson resourcefully stages it as such.”

  -The New York Post (Clive Barnes) - The London Cuckolds

"Red -directed with masterly brushstrokes by Schoolhouse Theater  Artistic Director Owen Thompson- is thrilling, mind-expanding

theater that plumbs the human condition with

vibrant dramaturgy, acting, and stagecraft!"

-Broadwayworld (Bruce Apar) - Red

“For sheer exuberant ribaldry, it would be hard to find something to top the Protean Theatre Company’s production of The London Cuckolds. Strikingly modern and

wildly funny, the cast of thirteen, under Owen Thompsons direction,

brings enormous energy and infectious joy to this subversive tale.”

-The New York Times (D.J.R. Bruckner) – The London Cuckolds


"Triumphant! Great Theater! Hats off to Owen Thompson for

lighting up the Schoolhouse Theater once again!" 

  -Christopher Rothko -Red

Richard Mazda in The Tempest

    "A storm of a show, like none you've ever seen! This Tempest is a totally

               immersive experience and a thrilling one at that! Director Owen                              Thompson has pulled  out all the stops in an effort to

                                   provide a memorable experience and he succeeds  in

                                         spades! Action is everywhere and one is filled with

                                                                               wonder from start to finish!" 

                                             -Queens Chronicle (Mark Lord) -The Tempest

Brian Demar Jones and Joy Marr in All's Well That Ends Well (photo:Julian Voloj)
Tom Souhrada and Marc Geller in The Mystery of Irma Vep

* Nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Revival of a Play

"This show is farce in the extreme: humor tumbles like an avalanche

and expert director Owen Thompson points the cast in the

right direction to keep all the snowflakes falling!" (Warren Gerds) -The Nerd 

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“Skillful direction by Owen Thompson and first-rate comic acting make George Bernard Shaw's Fictitious History an intelligent and witty

evening of theatre.”

  -TimeOut New York (Matt Stewart) - Fictitious History

"Hilarious! Riotous good fun! A high-energy piece of great silliness, ably carried off! One of the funniest things I've seen in years!"
-CurtainUp (Dolores Whiskeyman) -The Doctor in Spite of Himself

The Doctor in Spite of Himself has a wise friend in director-adapter 

Owen Thompson. This production is laugh-aloud funny and

more.  It’s a clever postmodern burlesque. If Molière’s

ghost is standing in the back of this theatre, he’s

probably applauding.”

 -BackStage (Glenda Frank)  - The Doctor in Spite of Himself

 “This colorful and splendid rendition will leave you laughing all night

 long! A wonderful way to spend an evening.”

 -The Theatre Mirror (Tony Annicone) – The Mikado *

* Winner of the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for

                 Outstanding Director of a Musical

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Timmy Wiverstad in The Nerd

“Extraordinary drama…starkly directed by Owen Thompson.”

-New York Newsday (Steve Parks)  - How I Learned to Drive

"When it is done properly, Charles Ludlam's takeoff on Victorian melodrama

is an absolute gas. Happily, the Seven Angels production offers deft

direction by Owen Thompson and top-drawer performances.

Bolstered by first class sets, sounds, lighting, and costumes, 

this version (and I've seen a few) is about as good as it gets!"

-The Newtown Bee (Julie Stern) -The Mystery of Irma Vep

"Timeless! First-rate! A memorable attraction, as relevant today as 400 years ago, exemplified by the intergenerational and multi- ethnic 

cast under the tight direction of Owen Thompson!"

  -Queens Chronicle (Mark Lord) -Measure for Measure

"A rich and satisfying surprise for theatre-goers! Owen Thompson and

his company are to be commended for mounting a rare GBS gem!"

-The Irish Echo (Joe Hurley) -Great Catherine

"An excellent, elegant revival! Positive and life-affirming: see it!"

  -Hi! Drama (Mark Savitt) -Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Amanda McCallum, Noelle McGrath, and Ben

        “For my taste, Owen Thompson has done more than expected. He’s

          taken a summer stock standard of days gone by and made it fresh

          without propping it up with cosmetics and nostalgia. Van Druten

          deserves such care and clarity, and he magically receives it here.”

         -The New Haven Advocate (Christopher Arnott) – Bell, Book, and Candle

"Inventive and Enchanting! See it if you're delighted by a troupe of traveling players capable of upstaging the high-profile parkland productions of Shakespeare by the Public Theatre!"

  -Show-Score -All's Well That Ends Well

Christina Hart and Lex Jones in The Skin of Our Teeth (Photo: Susan Cook)
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"Lunt and Fontanne: the Celestials of Broadway is a charmer! 

A love letter to the stage for lucky San Antonio audiences!" (Deborah Martin) -Lunt and Fontanne

"Director Owen Thompson allows both Chekhov and Simon to make themselves felt: a night of high-caliber comedy, well worth your time!" 

  -The New Haven Advocate (Christopher Arnott) - The Good Doctor

Owen Thompson has worked magic in directing his large and

    lively cast through a maze of frantic comings and goings!" 

-The Meriden Record Journal (Michelle Dickey) - A Flea in Her Ear

'"Fabulous! Endearing! The direction by Owen Thompson 

was tight and solid!"

   -The Ridglea Report (Tom Nissley) - Lettice and Lovage

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The Mikado
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