Dara Seitzman
based on the original text by Carlo Goldoni

Role: Smeraldina

Dates: March 5 to March 27, 2005
Company: Play Practice Theater Company & THiS Theatre Company
Director/Adapter: Holly Golden
Set & Light Design: Owen Hughes
Sound Design: Ryan Streber
Costume Design: Jessica Gaffney
Cast: Amanda Brown, Dennis Fox*, Karl Gregory, Khris Lewin*, John Pieza*, Reuben Saunders*, Dara Seitzman*, Leigh Williams, Justin Yorio*
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
pictures reviews
Smeraldina, Clarice's tartish servant, is enthusiastically interpreted by Dara Seitzman, who wrings comedy from unpredictable gestures and expressions as well as from her scripted lines. She uses her voluptuous body in a mime that is more than entertaining.
-Jo Ann Rosen, NYTheatre.com 3/7/05 - Complete Review new window

One performer, however, makes it work: Dara Seitzman, who's playing Clarice's sexpot maid Smeraldina. She prowls around with a stripper's gait, and accents most of her lines with bumps, grinds, or rolls of her ample shoulders. Her voice, a smoky alto, imbues even the most innocent words with flaming double entendres. Seitzman not only turns up the heat in her otherwise chilly surroundings, but she provokes laughter by her very audacity; perhaps unwittingly, she's tapped into a centuries-old tradition and made the broad she plays broad in all the right ways.
-Matthew Murray, TalkinBroadway.com 3/13/05 - Complete Review new window