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"A HEADY AND PROVOCATIVE BREW! It's a testament to Christopher Shinn's skill that I was left wanting more." – The Boston Globe
"NUANCED AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING!" – The Boston Globe
"A powerful mix of volatile ideas." – The Boston Globe
"RIVETING! Now Or Later has much to say about profound issues, and Shinn holds no punches. Its timelessness lends the work its resonance." – South Shore Critic
"WHAT A CAST! Grant MacDermott is extremely affecting. Alexandra Neil, Tom Nelis, and Adriane Lenox couldn't be better." – South Shore Critic
"RIVETING!" – BerkshireFineArts.com
"Riveting, thrillingly paced, and effervescent with wit and intelligence. Urgent and unmissable!" – The Times of London
"Shinn's 75-minute engrossing new drama delivers an emotional punch." –Variety
" ★★★★★! A play of razor-sharp wit and explosive canniness." – The Independent
"Playing out in real time over 80 minutes, Now or Later sets up some of the most urgent issues facing Western liberalism and lets them battle it out in the amphitheatre of a US presidential election." – The Times
"The play we have been waiting for - a gripping, daring work that examines the Western response to Islamic fundamentalism and the consequent threat to freedom of speech. Christopher Shinn has his finger firmly on both the political and the dramatic pulse of our times." – The Telegraph
“Absolutely fabulous. Well done by actors and set design.”– Cheryl LeVangie on Facebook
Very potent and appropriate for our politically charged times. Cheers for opening.- @Danfrmbourque
“Just caught Now or Later at the Calderwood. Super smart political one-act play. Highly recommend.” – @JacobWakeUp
From BU Today, October 17, 2012: "A taut drama for our electronic media-saturated, YouTube-dogged age, Now Or Later touches on religious sensitivities, freedom of expression, and a father-son conflict that is as timeless as Shakespeare. . . . "
From The Boston Globe, October 16, 2012: "By most accounts, Christopher Shinn’s play Now or Later was a rollicking success when it premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2008. . . . "
From The Economist, May 12, 2012: "One night when Daniel Day-Lewis played Hamlet at the National Theatre in 1989, he went onstage and instead of seeing the ghost of Hamlet's father, he saw the ghost of his own late father. He walked off in the middle of the performance and not only did not return to the stage that night — he never performed in a play again. . . . "