/reviews

The Liar (Cliton) at Centenary Stage

February 2014

 

"Tom Morin brings a youthful enthusiasm and delight to the role of Cliton. His performance conveys a delight with his words that radiates throughout the audience."

 

- Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway

 

"Morin is delightful as the poor Cliton, a young man seeking work who is plagued with a serious shortcoming of sorts – he cannot tell a lie, at all, ever. Morin has great stage presence, physicality, timing and facial expression. He is very fun to watch as he romps around the stage trying to serve his new master Dorante..."

 

- Janine M. Torsiello, Morris Beats

 

"‘The Liar’ is pure zany fun starting with the opening remarks to the audience by actor Tom Morin. Morin, seen last season as the cripple in the 'Cripple of Inishmaan,' has a fine comedy turn as the enterprising servant for hire Cliton, the lead jester of the play."

 

- Rick Buscliglio, NY Examiner

 

"Tom Morin (who dazzled Centenary audiences last year in the title role of The Cripple of Inishmaan) is superb as Cliton.”

 

- Sheila Abrams, NJ Arts

Cripple of Inishmaan (Billy) at Centenary Stage

March 2013

 

"Tom Morin is exquisite as Cripple Billy. He twists himself into a pathetic yet sympathetic character, taking on the shape of an outwardly damaged physicality and also embodying the inner damage that his body’s disabilities and his hard life have imbued in Billy. Morin spits and staggers and limps and drags himself along the stage in an excruciating dance of pain and emotion. There is much more to his performance, but detailing it here would be a spoiler, so I will refrain from that. Suffice it to say he is simply perfect in all the turns and shades of this character."

 

- Janine M. Torsiello, Morris Beats

 

"As Billy, Morin has the greatest challenge. He not only has to convey the character’s physical ailments, but also must range from melodramatic monologue to casual observation. The actor easily meets these requirements, but more memorably, he affectingly conveys the wistful, melancholy side to Billy — the boy who knows he has just a slim chance for happiness, but strives for more."

 

- Ronni Reich, The Star Ledger

 

"...truly outstanding."

 

- Rick Busciglio, NY Examiner

 

"As Billy, Tom Morin managed to transcend the broad comedy around him, eliciting pathos without sloppy sentimentality. And his physical struggle, moving as a handicapped man, was startlingly and painfully convincing."

 

- Sheila Abrams, NJ Arts

 

Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn) at Hackmatack Playhouse

July 2009

 

"...distinct, oddly endearing, hilarious, oddball."

 

-Jeanné McCartin, Portsmouth Herald

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Neville) at Hackmatack

July 2009

 

"Tom Morin as Neville Landless and Sara Packin as his twin Helena have two of the oddest characters, and yup they're up to the job; quirky and fun.

 

- Jeanné McCartin, Portsmouth Herald

 

Our Town (Simon Stimson) at Hackmatack Playhouse

June 2009

 

"Tom Morin gives a brooding intensity to the role of town drunk, Simon Stimson.

 

- Susan West Chamberlin, Portsmouth Herald

Merry Wives of Windsor (Page) at Monomoy Theatre

August 2008

 

"Morin plays Page ideally, capturing his seemingly nonchalant attitude, leading audience members to ponder whether he’s truly secure in his marriage, truly naïve, or simply so lost in helping his daughter choose a suitor that he pretty much misses most of what’s happening around him."

 

- Kathleen Szmit, Barnstable Patriot

 

Scapino (Ottavio) at Monomoy Theatre

July 2008

 

"They let loose with riotous, inventive performances. Each actor develops a singular 'character' — yes, in quotes, because they are all characters in the most delightful and oddball ways."

 

- Debbie Forman, Cape Cod Times

 

"Both actors portray their characters well, with Morin earning laughs for Ottavio’s comical bubbly emptiness..."

 

- Kathleen Szmit, The Barnstable Patriot

 

 

A Funny Thing Happened... (Lycus) at Monomoy Theatre

July 2008

 

"...As Lycus, Tom Morin is a hoot, especially when he attempts to spare himself from punishment by pretending to be a leper, shouting “Unclean! Unclean!” in a most unusual voice."

 

- Kathleen Szmit, The Barnstable Patriot

 

"delightful"

 

-Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

Guys & Dolls (Benny Southstreet) at Monomoy Theatre

June 2008

 

"Kyle Metzger, Tom Morin and Casey Predovic also deserve kudos for their wonderful turns as Detroit’s gambling cohorts Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie. The combination of Metzger’s voice and Morin’s dim-wittedness is a riot."

 

-Kathleen Szmit, The Barnstable Patriot

Spring Awakening (Hanschen Rilow) at Forum Theatre

February 2008

 

"Graduate student Tom Morin, playing Rilow, presents an outstanding monologue about his character's sexual frustrations... this is one of the most intense, powerful and moving scenes of the play."

 

- Caitlin Price, The Post

Romeo and Juliet (Prince Escalus) at the Players' Ring

June 2006

 

"...gives the neutral monarch suitably elegant locution and a manner that moves easily from impatience with the strife to empathy for its sources."

 

- Megan Grumbling, The Portland Phoenix

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