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'Visions of Right' explores options for responding to hate

‘Visions of Right’ explores options for responding to hate

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.
Visions of Right: A Response to Hate

Visions of Right: A Response to Hate

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.
Prospect Hill: Three's More Than a Crowd

Prospect Hill: Three’s More Than a Crowd

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.
'Prospect Hill' ventures off campus, into intriguing performance

‘Prospect Hill’ ventures off campus, into intriguing performance

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.
The Duchess: Integrity O’ Life Is Fortune’s Best Friend

The Duchess: Integrity O’ Life Is Fortune’s Best Friend

WFIU Review | February 9, 2017 -- In a surprising scene, the Duchess actually woos, Antonio, her estate’s accountant. Antonio is a well-spoken Chris Handley, even when they’re married with children remains a bit in awe of his wife.
IU offers stunning production of dark tragedy 'Duchess'

IU offers stunning production of dark tragedy ‘Duchess’

Herald Times Review | February 6, 2017 -- But this is no Halloween spectacle; the play is highly sophisticated, and the actors approach it in an equally sophisticated manner. Chris J. Handley makes for a likeable Antonio.
10 Things I Loved About IU Theatre’s Production of Macbeth

10 Things I Loved About IU Theatre’s Production of Macbeth

Though the cast as a whole succeeded in communicating the intricacies of the story through the potential barrier of the language, the best instance of illustrated Shakespeare was Chris J. Handley’s rendition of the Porter’s scene.
'Distant present' setting helps IU Theater give 'Macbeth' new life

‘Distant present’ setting helps IU Theater give ‘Macbeth’ new life

Herald Times Review | February 8, 2016 -- The rest of the acting performances vary in quality, but particularly memorable is the comic relief that Chris J. Handley provides as the drunken porter. Handley’s physical comedy chops are an unexpected treat in “Macbeth.”