The Archives: New Plays
Herald Times Review | May 21, 2017 -- The two best performances are by the leading couple, Abby Lee (as Christina) and Chris J. Handley (as Oz). Both actors are down-to-Earth and easy to relate to, while very moving in the more somber scenes.
as Dr Ozzie Singer May 18-27, 2017 Jewish Theatre of Bloomington directed by Martha Jacobs
WFIU Review | May 19, 2017 -- Chris J Handley has charm with a nice innocence and a real skill with storytelling. ... He also shares with the audience a wry Yiddish-tinged sense of humor. And he, like his wife, is concealing a scar, the memory of a controversial medical decision and action.
as Jacob March 24 - April 1, 2017 Indiana University Theatre directed by Ansley Valentine a new play by Bruce Walsh
WFIU Review | March 29, 2017 -- Prospect Hill is a thought provoking, funny and moving play by IU MFA playwright Bruce Walsh. Joshua Robinson, Chris J. Handley and Joshua M. Smith do wonderful service in compelling performances.
Herald Times Review | March 26, 2017 -- The actors brilliantly capture this complexity. Chris J. Handley and Joshua Robinson are an ideal pair as Jacob and Rex. Under Valentine’s careful direction, these actors rarely strike a false note.
Indiana Daily Student Feature | March 24, 2017 -- “I hope people walk out of it feeling less alone with whatever they’re going through,” composer Kimberly Osberg said. “We’re all going through this crazy thing called life together.”
New play “Prospect Hill” by Bruce Walsh, a story of faith, hope, and redemption, comes to IU Theatre
Feb 28, 2017 -- Prospect Hill centers around three men living in the titular neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana. Jacob (3rd-year M.F.A. actor Chris J. Handley, in his final role at IU), is a recovering alcoholic – as well as a recovering Mennonite.
In August, Chris directed a developmental reading of Sink, Florida, Sink by David L. Kimple on the nights off from performances The Foreigner at Bristol Valley Theatre.
as Shoeless March 25 - April 2, 2016 Indiana University Theatre directed by Katie Horwitz a new play by Mauricio Miranda
by Mauricio Miranda directed by Henry Woronicz with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Zach Decker, Ross Rebenack, Austin Wilson, and Chris J Handley!