"A Bright New Talent in Trotsky"
by R.K. Winmer
was David Ives' Variations on the Death of
Trotsky. The actor was Nick Nobel, of
McBride Brother fame. I was the critic... and I was amazed. This
performance was a real "tour-de-force" and I enjoyed it
a great deal. Nobel portrayed in this one-man show historical
figure Leon Trotsky, his wife, and Ramon Mercadur (Trotsky's
killer). The characters were all portrayed well and enjoyable.
The different variations were extremely funny. I feel as I am a
critic, I should find some detail that could be improved. However
in my mind, the final test is that I forget that this is a
performance and I am carried away to the time and place of the
story. Nobel's performance accomplished this in full. Thanks for
STAR RATING: ***** (out of five)