ORSON'S SHADOW

“Eric Rice didn't have to worry about fitting into the audience's memory of Ken Tynan since he was a critic and writer and his image and idiosyncrasies aren't burned into our brains. But his nuanced and finely etched performance made me feel as though I knew Tynan, not just knew of him. When you learn in an epilogue that he died at 53 of emphysema, it comes as no surprise. He seems convincingly on the verge of collapse throughout the play.” - Mimi Torchin, HotReview.org

TO BARCELONA!

“The stranger, Marion Welch (an effective Eric Rice) with his influence on Carl becomes the engine of the plot. As the new day dawns, will Carl join his friends as they head off, very likely to their deaths on a battlefield in a strange land?” - Jon Sobel, BlogCritics.org

FAT PIG 

“.... And poor Tom—Eric Rice makes him needy, insecure, and miserable.” - V.I. Hambleton, Arts SF (www.artssf.com)

“[Rice] nailed the guy, one of those infuriating people who are so far from their image of themselves, they give out waves of mixed signals....” - Marianne Messina, San Jose MetroActive (www.metroactive.com)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT 

“Eric Rice pulls a strong oar as the lazy, gambling older son Jamie...” - John Angell Grant, San Mateo Daily News

“This family comes out with the most offbeat humor in the most horrific of moments. Rice's Jamie hits his stride in the drunken scene with Edmund,...” - Marianne Messina, San Jose MetroActive (www.metroactive.com)

“Eric Rice also gives a rock-solid performance as eldest son James Tyrone Jr., an alcoholic rake who has bitterly disappointed his father.” - Keith Kreitman, The Oakland Tribune

“... they quickly settle into the genetic insanity of the Tyrone family to create memorable versions of the haunted quartet.... the anguish of the sons is vivid and well-played.” - Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times

A BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR THE INCURABLE 

“...a first-rate audience-winning cast. As Bunny, Rice projects a persona controlled by effort but interrupted intermittently by panic and mania.” - Keith Kreitman, The Oakland Tribune

A FAIR COUNTRY 

“Alec (Eric Rice), suffers his fool of a mother less gladly....a pleasure to watch.... Alec's smoldering indignation got on my nerves... a testament to Rice's ability to play that troubled character so convincingly.” - Ben Marks, Palo Alto Weekly