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
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
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