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Recent Reviews:

Epic Proportions Epic Proportions
by Larry Coen and David Crane

"When DeWitt finally emerges it's in the guise of bearded character actor Brian Barney who gives DeWitt a deliciously challenged look of fading directorial competence." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

Oh, Hell Oh, Hell
by David Mamet

"...Brian Barney plays the Interrogator, a brat who we know under other names from his horns and his top-dog position in Hell's Oval Office. Barney works to sustain an irritated, overworked Satan-figure who is deeply flawed and needs as much emotional support as any mortal. He hits a screeching high note several times, conjuring a campy, my-manhood-is-threatened urgency and an irritated, dripping-dry sarcasm." - Kris Vagner, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Oh, Hell
Amadeus Amadeus
by Peter Shaffer

"As Joseph II, Brian Barney is aloofly regal and entirely convincing." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare

"...Brian Barney as Roman emperor Saturninus ... plays his character like a bombastic politician, strong in speech but relatively clueless as to how the world moves around him." - Miranda Jesch, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Titus Andronicus
Six Characters in Search of an Author Six Characters in Search of an Author
by Luigi Pirandello

"... Brian Barney gives a strong, assured performance." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

Henry IV Henry IV
by William Shakespeare

"Reno Little Theater continues to amaze. ... Other performances worth noting are Kirk Gardner as King Henry IV, and Brian Bass and Brian Barney who each defined three separate characters." - Marla Carr, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL more>>

"The fight between Prince Hal and Hotspur (Brian Barney) is dramatic and realistic. The echo of clinking swords verges on enticing the audience to stand and cheer for the outcome." - Kimberly Payne, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Henry IV
Deathtrap Deathtrap
by Ira Levin

"...the mix that provides the best energy and timing is when the characters of Sidney Bruhl and Clifford Anderson take the stage... Brian Barney’s Clifford has ambition and amenable ruthlessness. His youth and so-what attitude are in direct contrast to Bruhl’s world-weary cynicism. The chemistry between the two performers provides a series of emotional exchanges and sharp timing." - Marla Carr, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL more>>

"Barney's characterization of Cliff is reminiscent of Christopher Reeve's version of 20 years ago." - Jessica Groach, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Deathtrap
Criminals in Love Criminals in Love
by George F. Walker

"Barney had his character pegged. His transformation from mild-mannered bum to confrontational avenger was well done." - Marla Carr, RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL more>>

"... Brian Barney is superb in every way. Barney brings a poetry to his philosophical utterances and a rhythm to his comedic delivery that makes all he says, whether profound or humorous, a symphony of revelation and wit." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

Criminals in Love
The Merrie Wives of Windsor The Merrie Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare

"Nevada Rep turned a plausible piece of coal into a diamond." - Miranda Jesch, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Comic Potential Comic Potential
by Alan Ayckbourn

"This talented group of performers delivers a sweet, sad, thought-provoking comedy that lives up to its potential." - Monica Czernek, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

The School for Scandal The School for Scandal
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Until last weekend, I had never been to a play during which the audience actually applauded for the costumes and hair." - Adrienne Rice, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

The School for Scandal
The Laramie Project The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman

"Nevada Rep ... handles The Laramie Project with the talent and earnestness I've come to expect from this group" - Adrienne Rice, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Popcorn Popcorn
by Ben Elton

"Brian Barney doesn’t just play at being producer Karl Brezner, he is producer Karl Brezner." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

"Brian Barney turns in a solid performance." - Adrienne Rice, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW more>>

Popcorn
Honk! Honk!
book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe
music by George Stiles
based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen

"Sit back and enjoy the show." - Catherine Atkins, RENO NEWS AND REVIEW
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Tartuffe: Born Again Tartuffe: Born Again
Translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas from the original by Molière

"Brian Barney breezed through Cleante's lengthy speeches creating a fun-loving voice of reason out of all he has to say." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

Dancing at Lughnasa Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel

"As Chrsitina and Gerry's mature son, Michael, through whose eyes and words Dancing at Lughnasa" is recollected and told, Brian Barney is nothing less than fine." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

"Free-spirited and breezy and a worthy choice for an enjoyable evening at the theater." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>

The Comedy of Errors
The Mousetrap The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie

"A take charge Brian Barney (Detective Sgt. Trotter) brings sanity, at least for awhile, out of confusion with an assured performance that keeps RLT's Mousetrap" moving adroitly along." - Jack Neal, NEVADA EVENTS more>>