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2017 - DEATH OF A SALESMAN
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"[Director] Scott also has a couple of aces up his sleeve in the smaller roles of Charley (played by Adam Bitterman)... he is giving such a delicious, scene-stealing performance, with a perfect roughshod New York accent, that I wanted to follow him off stage and watch whatever play Charley should have been starring in."


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2017 - DEATH OF A SALESMAN
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
★★★★

"... peak moments of this production... Bitterman plays with no-nonsense directness and palpable compassion... The exchange between Bitterman and Parry is a piece of work..."

2016 - THE SEEDBED
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
★★★★

"... A roundly rewarding - more accurately, disturbing - quartet of actors... Bitterman imbues [Mick] with an appealing earthiness and unbuttoned honesty... mesmerizing... brilliantly articulate..."

2016 - THE DRAWER BOY
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
★★★★

"... Bitterman brings a muted high intensity to the man's torment and to his love..."


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2017 - DEATH OF A SALESMAN
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"... when Willy’s friend and neighbor Charley, gives his graveside summation... This is a soliloquy delivered so naturally by Bitterman that you walk away wondering if he is acting as this New Yorker wise man or if he is him... When [he] delivers these so memorable lines... It’s as if we, the audience, go through a short course on method acting in our seats."


2017 - DEATH OF A SALESMAN

"... Adam Bitterman as Charley... steals every scene he is in. His worn in, pitch perfect Brooklyn accent and dry delivery provide the plays few moments of respite from the ever mounting pressure cooker of Arthur Miller’s story."


2017 - CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
RECOMMENDED

“… Bitterman lives his character… his pathos comes through in his painful and pathetic end.”

2016 - THE SEEDBED
RECOMMENDED

“… Bitterman is particularly memorable… roguish charm… surprisingly cool…”

2016 - THE DRAWER BOY
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

“… Bitterman’s subdued guilt…is strongly performed…”

2015 - THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION

“ … anchoring the story with [a] wonderful performance…”

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON
RECOMMENDED

"I was impressed by several things… One, the strong and varied performance by Adam Bitterman who returns to Chicago after twenty years in LA. He is a master craftsman of dialect; articulate, and easily comfortable with fast-talking descriptive language utilizing Irish, Cockney or RP, Scottish—even German-Bohemian accents. His facial expressions are telling as he deftly conveys either the angst or the depths of humor in a scene are a pleasure to watch. His Dr. Watson is a marvel to witness. Welcome back to Chicago."


2016 - PARACHUTE MEN

"... the always excellent Adam Bitterman..."

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON
RECOMMENDED

“Adam Bitterman as Watson… exquisitely narrates and portrays Holmes’ friend… [he] is energetic and eloquent, particular in his mastery of various required dialects. He certainly keeps this production moving along at respectably clipped pace.”


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2016 - THE DRAWER BOY
RATING d20 - "one of the best"
top 5 shows of 2016

 

“… the work done by the actors… consistently reinforced the play’s universe… skillfully acted.”

"I’m pretty sure I could watch Adam Bitterman and Brian Parry act together all year long and be happy."

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON
RATING d12 - "heckuva good show"
top 5 shows of 2014

 

“It doesn’t hurt that [Holmes] has a fantastic Watson (Adam Bitterman) to play against. Watson is our narrator, and in so doing also becomes other characters in the play. This includes a hilarious turn as the King of Bohemia and a host of minor passersby – all impeccably distinct, one from another.”


2017 - CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

"... one of my favorite Chicago character actors... Bitterman does a great job..."

2016 - THE SEEDBED
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
★★★★★

“… a sparkling performance by Adam Bitterman…”

2016 - THE DRAWER BOY
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
★★★★★
FEATURED PLAY OF THE WEEK

“[as] the dark and sardonic Morgan… Bitterman perfectly maintains a slightly gruff, dead seriousness throughout the play…”


 
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2016 - THE SEEDBED

“… the delightfully grizzled florist charms us with nerve and backbone… there's hardly room enough to contain the charm and ferocity of Adam Bitterman (Mick), who might as well pack up the scenery and take it home, because it belongs to him.”


2016 - THE DRAWER BOY
★★★★

“Bitterman is a revelation as the salt of the earth Morgan. His distinctive gravelly voice and pragmatic disposition find notes of grace, humor, and fear in this wholly inhabited character.”

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON

“Bitterman... delivers a strong, charismatic performance…”


2015 - THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION

“… the performances are strong across the board, especially from Adam Bitterman as Watson…”

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON
RECOMMENDED

“… the buffoonish King of Bohemia (played amusingly by Adam Bitterman, who is also quite convincing as Watson)…  [Holmes’] sacrifice is showcased well in Watson’s almost palpable grief over losing such a dear friend.”


2015 - THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION

“… [Watson] is the rock the entire production must be built on.  How fortunate it is that City Lit has a most able rock of a Watson in Adam Bitterman… Like all good Watsons, Bitterman never plays [him] as dim, he is simply outclassed by Holmes, like everyone.  Anywhere else, he might be the smartest person in the room.”


2014 - HOLMES & WATSON
RECOMMENDED
3/4 STARS

“Seemingly not the obvious choice for the role of Watson, the solidly built Bitterman brings a great deal of energy and versatility to the character; his vocal prowess and diverse physicality are evident… Mr. Bitterman's voice, [is] impressive and effective in guiding us through some confusing moments in the text…”


 
 

2014 - HOLMES & WATSON

“Bitterman switches roles seamlessly becoming a Bohemian Crown Prince, back to Watson to whatever minor character is called for in the scene… The acting in this case is superb”


OLDER LOS ANGELES REVIEWS

Adam Bitterman’s powerful portrayal… makes a handsome centerpiece for the production…
— Los Angeles Times
Adam Bitterman is wise, cynical and at times heartbreaking...
— LA Weekly
Bitterman is so powerful that he solicits a range of sympathy... From shamed admiration and emulation to even an elusively masculine sexuality, [he] is fierce, eloquent... and compelling.
— DramaLogue
... a lusty, bellicose thug brilliantly portrayed by Adam Bitterman...
— Los Angeles Times
There’s nobody better at playing bad...
— Backstage West Stage Spot
Bitterman is a revelation… prowling the stage with feral grace...
— Backstage West
… riveting… shifts from jocular to psychotic on a hairpin trigger…
— Los Angeles Times
Adam Bitterman gives a terrific performance... without ever veering into caricature.
— NOHO>LA
… outstanding….
— Los Angeles Daily News
a standout… bristling with anger and pain… terrifically entertaining...
— Backstage West
... particularly grand...
— LA Weekly
… particularly outstanding…
— The Tolucan Times
... particularly impressive...
— DramaLogue