From the Broad Street Review:
The tale is richly complicated and brutally bloody, but also hilarious and sincere enough that we can't help but hope for a happy ending. Stahl and Mulshine make convincing drifting young adults who drink, fuck, and live by crude street ethics, yet must answer to Mum or Da if they stay out late. Their Dublin accents are appropriately thick and coarse but always understandable (dialect coach Leonard Kelly deserves praise), and Inis Nua supplies a brief glossary for the few slang terms still unclear in context.
Their performances are all the more impressive given that director Tom Reing stages Leper + Chip with audience on four sides of the small cement square of street created by scenic designer Meghan Jones. Neither actor leaves the stage, though each gets a break when the other takes over. Shon Causer's lighting illustrates the punches, kicks, slaps, stabs, and gunshots and sculpts the play as it moves through many locations and the two characters' points of view.
Coffey's wild adventure builds to a final moment that echoes Romeo and Juliet in a way that's poetic, inevitable, and right. Leper + Chip lasts only 65 minutes, but lingers long after.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The language here is a mixture of dramatic dialogue and narration, so that much of the show seems to be a short story read aloud and theatrically illustrated. With the audience seated in a four-square arrangement framing the stage (not always a serviceable idea) the action—much of it physical—is choreographed impressively and performed relentlessly by actors who are agile in every way. Alternating between acting out the scene and explaining it, Mulshine and Stahl never falter, and neither do their excellent accents."
From DC Metro Theatre Arts: Liam Mulshine as Leper and Katie Stahl as Chip are nothing short of remarkable in their flawless execution of the hefty script, thoroughly believable portrayal of the gritty pair, imitations of the other troubled characters in their story (his send-up of a 50-something pick-up for a one-night stand is especially caustic), and thick Irish accents (with dialect coaching by Leonard Kelly). We see the anger and despair in their crass bravado, then the softening towards each other and themselves, as they shed their mean-spirited nicknames, reveal their true identities, and turn their hostility into understanding, tenderness, and love, all within the frenetic 36 hours since they met. These are two emerging talents to watch.
Check out Liam in an IKEA ad featured in a New York Times article about the brand's new advertising strategy:
Just shot Sex Sent Me to the ER for TLC, but I'm feeling fine. Episode to be released soon! Stay tuned.
The title says it all...
What do these three men have in common? They all have a new agent! Liam is very excited to be newly represented by Alex Leedy at Aqua Talent Agency for commercials and print. You can find agent contact information here.
Tut'Zanni Theatre Company, a Commedia dell'Arte company of which Liam is a founding member, has officially been accepted to Washington DC's Capital Fringe Festival, where they will perform their new work "Love Letter Lost" this coming July. Dates, tickets and more information will be available soon!