REVIEWS (Directing)

 

Blood Reigns: The War of the Roses (St. Louis Shakespeare)

March 2015

"Director Christopher Limber has freed his actors to tell the story of Henry VI with great style. There are consistently great performances at every level of the production. The story is necessarily sprawling, re-worked from Shakespeare's Henry VI Parts I, II and III: streamlined and integrated by director Limber, into something just modern enough to be free-flowing, but with the tremendous heartbeat of the original Shakespeare, thrumming forcefully all along."

—Richard Green, Talkin’ Broadway

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A Streetcar Named Desire

(Union Avenue Opera)

August 2014

"[Streetcar] now it makes its St. Louis and Missouri premiere at Union Avenue Opera with a strong and sobering production under the incisive direction of Christopher Limber in his Union Avenue Opera debut."

—Mark Bretz, Ladue News

Kabuki Ugly Duckling (Muny 1st Stage)

February 1994

"Chris Limber along with the winsome company have made Duckling a  thoroughly charming theatre piece. The color and movement of the staging enthralled a large family audience."
— Bob Wilcox, Riverfront Times

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Additional Reviews

The Very Last Green Thing – Opera Theatre of St. Louis 

Green Thing should restore faith in morality theatricals by and for kids aged seven to 15. Christopher Limber directed smartly - the cast seemed faultless.

Leighten Kerner – The Village Voice NYC, July 13, 1993


Godspell – SIUE Summer Show Biz Production

Christopher Limber who directs this production has cut the sugar with boisterous humor and undercut the sentiment with fresh lemon juice of a wry eye toward the ways of the world.  John Dryden, the first great stage theoretician of the English speaking theatre said Load every rift with ore,” and that’s what Limber has done.  Yet his Godspell seems artless and naïve.  Which of course is how you know what superior art really is.  Godspell is a rare achievement.

Harry Weber – Riverfront Times, July 20, 1992


Twelfth Night – St. Louis Shakespeare Co.

Christopher Limber directs with gusto and flair – patrons are treated to a delectable piece of entertainment. Twelfth Night is top notch all around technically and in its performances.  It is pleasure and delight it is charm and grace and style.

Mark Bretz – Ladue News, November 23, 2001


The Food Chain – City Players of St. Louis

City Players nail a tale of loneliness, rejection and humiliation -- and it's a comedy.  Under the unifying direction of Christopher Limber, just about everything works in this St. Louis premiere. Viewers who can derive pleasure from the cruel humor of ridicule are likely to laugh a lot.

Dennis Brown – Riverfront Times, October 16, 2002


Girl Gone - NonProphet Theater Company –

Director Christopher Limber brings together the pieces stylishly, clearly delineating the dream and memory sequences from reality. Limber also wisely inserts an intermission into Reingold's script, giving the audience a chance to digest the complex information and take a break from the intense emotions – a powerful final show in the NonProphet Theater Company's first season of plays.

Deanna Jent – Riverfront Times October, 26, 2006