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The performances are outstanding...Josh Odsess-Rubin makes Liam a tightly-wrapped, barely controlled, seething mass of contradictions.  

-- TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

 

Odsess-Rubin is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. He has a couple of cynical speeches that are as brutal as they are hilarious -- SAN DIEGO STORY

[E]ntertaining and excellent... Josh Odsess-Rubin as Liam is no less formidable or self-righteous an opponent than Frimer's Daphna...he matches her hit for hit --BROADWAYWORLD

Danielle Frimer (Daphna) and Josh Odsess-Rubin (Liam) have the artistic courage to be brutally unlikeable -- SAN DIEGO READER

                                          BAD JEWS -- JAN-FEB 2017 -- CYGNET THEATRE

                                          BAD JEWS -- JAN-FEB 2017 -- CYGNET THEATRE

Cygnet has knocked this one out of the ballpark. The chemistry among the cousins was such that you’d think they really had a lifetime of history together                         -- SD JEWISH WORLD

All roles are played splendidly -- SAN DIEGO UPTOWN NEWS

Odsess-Rubin plays Liam with all the stubbornness and lack of tact called for, and that is considerable -- SD GAY & LESBIAN NEWS

[A]n amazing cast...Josh Odsess-Rubin presents an amazing display of the conflicted, angry, confused, somewhat domineering brother -- VISTA PRESS

The cast have done wonders with the work’s tricky tone... Odsess-Rubin is a potent force as Liam

 -- SD UNION-TRIBUNE


 

THEATERMANIA:  As the young lovers, Carthew and Odsess-Rubin are both hilariously histrionic. Their impromptu opera is a highlight.

AMERICAN THEATRE: Carthew and Josh Odsess-Rubin are new and welcome additions to the company. His Cléante is a soulful young pup, totally undone by his passionate infatuation. 

LA TIMES: [Carthew's] nutty pastoral duet with Odsess-Rubin is touching.

SOUTH PASADENA REVIEW:  Daughter Angélique and her suitor Cléante are played earnestly by a sparkling Kelsey Carthew and a desperately forlorn Josh Odsess-Rubin in a charming turn.

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM: Josh Odsess-Rubin creates a gentle earnestness in Cleante, the man Angelique loves, making her choice all the more obvious.

 


 

 

 

"Jeb Burris and Josh Odsess-Rubin, who play Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse, respectively, flexed unparalleled comedic timing as the Antipholus twins’ knucklehead sidekicks.”

 — Sierra Sun, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS


 

 

OC REGISTER:

Wonderfully acted from top to bottom, SOC’s “As You Like It” has a sly sense of humor and a great feel for the riches of Shakespeare’s script...

Odsess-Rubin shows that in her Ganymede guise, Rosalind struggles for credible masculinity. The actor uses letter-perfect comic timing in showing Ganymede’s fluttery effeminacy, and as “he” grows frazzled doling out romantic counsel in Arden, Odsess-Rubin is reminiscent of a young Gene Wilder.

...The quick take is that of an outstanding outdoor Shakespeare staging that shouldn’t be missed.

 

ORANGE CURTAIN REVIEW:

The acting is well done by all parties involved, but the star of the show is undeniably Josh Odsess-Rubin who plays Rosalind/Ganymede.  

Rubin’s Rosalind is vulnerable,  creative, and giddy with love for Orlando. In short, he is everything one could want Rosalind to be.  

...Equally worthy of note is the fact that his gender is not played up for laughs--anymore than could be expected.  This is as serious as a portrayal of a man playing a woman who is pretending to be a man as one could ever hope to see.  


 

 

      Among the many standouts are Josh Odsess-Rubin as Owen Fallon and the ghost of Marley.

-- The Union-Democrat, A CHRISTMAS CAROL

 

 

Odsess-Rubin makes a downright chilling entrance as Jacob’s Marley’s ghost.

Calaveras Enterprise, A CHRISTMAS CAROL


The trio of Dauphine, Truewit and Clerimont, played charmingly by Michael Kirby, Josh Odsess-Rubin and Christopher Norwood were sensational...Their antics and treachery come off incredibly natural and confident.  

However, of the three, it is Odsess-Rubin that steals the show, playing both loyal comrade and wacky conspirator in a way that makes you believe you’ll be hearing his name much more in theatre circles over the next few years.

-- reviewfix.com, EPICENE


If you’ve ever contemplated seeing “King Lear”—and you should, if you have any love for theatre or humanity—you’re well advised to catch UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival production...BreAnne Murphy (Goneril), Leslie Lank (Cordelia), Josh Odsess-Rubin (Edmund) and Oge Agulue (Cornwall) are exceptional among the first-rate cast.
— OC Examiner, KING LEAR

Odsess-Rubin, who renders his songs in a style suggesting “The Threepenny Opera,” is outstanding in his seriocomic performance as the wise fool.
— OC Examiner, TWELFTH NIGHT

No one misses a beat, from Colin Nesmith’s gloriously over-the-top Malvolio to Josh Odsess-Rubin’s Buster Keatonish fool Feste to Rosemary Brownlow as the suffering-in-silence Viola...It’s intimate, hilarious and a top-notch production all around.
— OC Weekly, TWELFTH NIGHT

Josh Odsess-Rubin is truly terrific
as Hamlet from the very first lines of
the play.
— nitelifeexchange.com, GETTING EVEN WITH SHAKESPEARE
The cast is quite funny.
— AM New York, GETTING EVEN WITH SHAKESPEARE
Josh Odsess-Rubin is
appropriately douchey
as Hamlet.
— showshowdown.blogspot.com, GETTING EVEN WITH SHAKESPEARE

As Allen Felix, Odsess-Rubin is a constellation of exploding nerve endings...and Odsess-Rubin is nothing short of marvelous in the role. He’s nebbish ascendant, geek-chic in his checked pants, steel-rim glasses and Bozo-like Afro. Odsess-Rubin is a delight to watch...

Though Allan is an archetype, Odsess-Rubin avoids one-dimensionality in his interpretation; he’s consistently energetic and brings just the right amount of physical comedy to the role...It’s really Odsess-Rubin’s skill at playing off the actions of others that lifts this play up to an engaging level. The cast supports him, but he’s equally generous in supporting them back, and this kind of ensemble acting helps make for a great night of theatre.
— New Hampshire Theatre Happenings, PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

The ensemble of seven, led by
standouts Caitlin Johnston and Josh Odsess-Rubin, worked nicely with each other, never allowing
for a dry or dull moment.
— Theater in the Now, BEFORE PLACING ME ON YOUR SHELF
An evening of brilliantly fresh theater...
The cast is outstanding.
— nytheatre.com, BEFORE PLACING ME ON YOUR SHELF
Absolutely one of my favorite shows at Fringe this year... every single actor breathes fire into a wonderfully strange and refreshing piece.
— Big Vision Empty Wallet, BEFORE PLACING ME ON YOUR SHELF

Josh Odsess-Rubin comes in second with eight characters...each of
them a slice out of Monty Python’s playbook.

Odsess-Rubin plays the rather inept Detective Fix
throughout much of the play; it’s Inspector Clouseau as
played by John Cleese...a composite of tics, rubber face, googly eyes,
silly walks, and clownish, endearing physicality.
— New Hamsphire Theater Happenings, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Josh Odsess-Rubin excels at slapstick and self-effacement so that his major role as the British Detective is old shoe for him.
— Weirs Times, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Down to the smallest role, the 18-member cast attacks the storytelling and all its courtly intrigues and rustic high jinks with a rambunctious, infectious energy.
— Backstage, AS YOU LIKE IT

TimeOut Magazine -- Promotional photo for HOLD MUSIC, part of Ars Nova's ANT FEST

TimeOut Magazine -- Promotional photo for HOLD MUSIC, part of Ars Nova's ANT FEST