"Comedy packed with jokes offering nuggets of wisdom."
- The New York Times
“Director Karen Carpenter navigates the terrain with thoughtfulness, humor, and grace.”
- The New Yorker
"A universal story for anyone who has ever dealt with an aging parent”
- Fox 5 Good Day New York
"A HOT NEW PLAY! One of the most touching plays on the New York stage."
- WNBC TV
"VERY FUNNY – THE STARS ARE SPLENDID!
Written by George Eastman and breezily directed by Karen Carpenter, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand takes a serious subject and dusts it with humor."
- Rex Reed, The Observer
"George Eastman's stirring and embracing new play provides an equal amount of laughter and tears.
An emotional journey that is at once amusing and heart-breaking."
- WBAI Radio
"INSTANTLY RELATABLE, HEARTFELT, FUNNY.
Craig Bierko is Burns to Len Cariou’s Allen."
"TOUCHING & HILARIOUSLY FUNNY!"
- Broadway World
"CARIOU IS SPLENDID! This is a grand opportunity to experience a vivid stage performance by this legend. Evokes the universes of Neil Simon and Eugene O’Neill at the same time. The charismatic Craig Bierko achieves a rich characterization as the sympathetic son."
"YOU’RE SURE TO ENJOY AND BE TOUCHED BY THESE TWO FINE ACTORS!
George Eastman puts a comfortable light-hearted spin on the topic of aging. Harry is brilliantly played by Len Cariou. Craig Bierko is perfectly cast."
- Theater Pizzazz
"AFFECTING, MEANINGFUL, BEAUTIFUL."
- DC Metro Arts
"SHARP, ENJOYABLE PERFORMANCES.
Well-stocked with fine laughs and legitimately-earned sentiment.
Director Karen Carpenter's energetic production crackles making for a very enjoyable stay!"
- Broadway World
"Directed with sensitivity and a keen sense of bonding by Karen Carpenter on Lauren Helpern’s appropriately cluttered set, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is a perfect fit for New York City Center’s intimate Stage II."
-Scene On Stage
"THIS IS PLAYWRIGHTING AT ITS BEST,
delivering two hefty empathetic roles for actors to attack while delighting the audience!"
"A BEAUTIFUL PLAY! Heartbreaking, poignant and hilarious all at once."
- The Three Tomatoes
"Cariou’s comic timing is as expert as ever. The audience was clearly moved.”
- Talkin’ Broadway
"Patently balancing laughs against tugs at the heartstrings"
“Len Cariou gives a virtuoso performance you will not soon forget!”
- Epoch Times