with Karen MacDonald
|"...Far less controversial than the situation
in Gaza, of course, is whether Kissel and his thespian
colleagues are any good. Newsflash: They are excellent...."
--Carolyn Clay, WBUR Artery
| "Kissel makes Izakov a study in
controlled inner conflict. He reluctantly surrenders some of
that tightened anguish only when persuaded by his wife to
don a skirt of pink tulle and perform the Doris Day classic
“Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)” at a children’s
--The Patriot Ledger
Cheeseman and Kissel both give intense performances and are the anchors of Ulysses on Bottles... Kissel balances the duality in Saul's life, where he legally supports the position of the State, but personally admires his client's steadfast devotion to his cause...
The scenes between Kissel and Cheeseman are mostly charged with urgency. This kind of moral and philosophical complexity is a pitch in Kissel’s wheelhouse, and he does not disappoint. The actor’s eloquent face is a map of conflict, and it is there that we see Saul’s crisis of conscience — and the larger issues raised by “Ulysses on Bottles’’ — playing out.
--The Boston Globe
|with Will Lyman
||with Ken Cheeseman