[Director Kathleen Akerley] delivers a knockout punch to Schulberg’s final rewrite with a relevant-to-today, memorable production about the spiritual struggle between right and wrong.
Schulberg’s clever, signature dialogue is still as fresh on stage as in the screenplay.
The American Century Theater’s production has created something unique that’s well worth experiencing.
D.C. Theatre Scene
The American Century Theater production of “On the Waterfront” finally provides the gritty and powerful drama Schulberg always envisioned it
The Connection Newspapers (p. 13)
...plays up the drama...
…suspenseful and effective treatment...
… captures the desperation of the dock workers, the conflicting bonds of family ties and the way that an individual or two can turn the conscience of many, even if the ultimate result isn't always progress...