Reviews


BEYOND THE HORIZON- Irish Rep Theatre (NYC)

Sitler's 0-60 leap from calm to furry is terrifying. (Irish Examiner)
 
David Sitler brings great power to his role as the stern, rigid father-for me the most memorable in the play- To bad he dies and we don't see more of him. (Let's Talk Off-Broadway)
 
David Sitler is sternly unyielding in his pivotal appearence as James Mayo. (AP)
 
David Sitler and Johanna Leister establish an entire family history in a few scenes as Roberts and Andy's salt of the earth parents. (Backstage)

David Sitler in American Gothic mode. ( NY Times)

In a brutally emotional scene, in which Sitler is the clear stand out James disowns Andrew for abandoning the farm. (Edge)

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST - FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE

David Sitler is the frighteningly articulate convict whose anger and paranoia are channeled into a tirade against what institutional life has molded him to be. Lighted from above so that his eyes are nearly entirely in shadow, it is impossible to read him as anything other than a coiled menace. (Herald Tribune)

Sitler is fantastic as Abbott. He displays a quiet intensity through which rage pokes out in startling and powerful moments. (Bradenton Herald)

This is a fine, at moments stunning production. Sitler puts us face to face with human evil in all it's enigmatic reality. (Creative Loafing)

Sitler dug deep for his performance as convicted killer and long time inmate Jack Henry Abbott and the results were riveting. (Sarasota Magazine...Best actor in a play award)

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST - DOWNSTAIRS CABARET THEATRE

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST features a riveting performance by DAVID SITLER in the role of ABBOTT. Eyes glinting, lips pursed, his muscular body taut with anger SITLER writhes and rages through a stark portrayal of a man fighting to hang onto his sanity in the brutal world of prison. The plays success depends on SITLER and he works all the angles. Fires of rage burst from him, then are quickly banked; cool mature logic gives way to the anguish of a wounded child. (Democrat and Chronicle)

DAVID SITLER, the very impressive actor playing ABBOTT, creates an electric energy within a mercurial characterization that constantly varies its level of strength and persuasiveness...a scary walking TIME BOMB. (City Newspaper)

MINDGAME- HIPPODROME THEATRE

…SITLER was a standout transforming himself into the perfect bad guy playing a good guy playing a bad guy playing a good guy. (Insite Magazine)

DAVID SITLER is a scary Dr. Farquhar and I am glad I did not meet him in the alley after the show.  (eu Jacksonville)

BETRAYAL - PENOBSCOT THEATRE COMPANY

…there’s not a muddy moment in this austere and beautifully crafted production. DAVID SITLER’S body hums with imploded rage. He’s the kind of guy you long to comfort, except that he might kill you. (Bar Harbor Times)

THE DRAWER BOY – VERMONT STAGE COMPANY

DAVID SITLER is excellent as Morgan. He’s caught Morgan’s dead-pan sense of humor perfectly. His first telling of their life story to Angus is lovely, and shows the intensity of his caring for his boyhood friend. (North Country Public Radio)

Even more impressive is the performance of David Sitler as Morgan, who nails the combination of comic timing and dramatic angst. (Burlington Free Press)

OF MICE AND MEN – OBERON THEATRE COMPANY

DAVID SITLER’S SLIM provides a strong, all but silent, moral touchstone, almost certainly just as Steinbeck intended. (culturevulture.net)

…as SLIM, DAVID SITLER exudes so much charisma and quiet authority that it’s easy to understand why everyone on the ranch looks up to him. (TheaterMania.com)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - SWINE PALACE

But the play’s real star is ATTICUS (DAVID SITLER) who received a well deserved standing ovation for his performance of the golden-hearted father willing to risk his reputation even his life for what he knows to be right. (Gambit Weekly)

DAVID SITLER was all that one could wish for in the pivotal role of ATTICUS.
(WRKF Radio)

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE - CHARLOTTE REP

DAVID SITLER captures PECK’S fascinating contradictions, chilling us one moment and melting us the next. What Willy Loman did for adultery, Uncle Peck does for child molestation. He’s compulsive, driven, and a tad clumsy in a beguiling way. (Creative Loafing - Nominated Best Actor)

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - HIPPODROME THEATRE

Neil is a complicated character and David Sitler is excellent in giving us a man trying to come to grips with the demons (wild and domestic) that plague him by layering bitter humour over the anger. (Gainesville Sun)

TEN BY TEN - STAGEWORKS

DAVID SITLER offers well drawn and complex performances throughout the evening. His father in DONNIE was completely compelling and in RUGSTORE COWBOY as an insane rich Texan...funny stuff with solid acting. (Taconic Press)

THE FOREIGNER - HOLMDEL THEATRE 

David Sitler is the piece's villian and wisely teeters between clueless yokel and sheer menace achieving a most effective characterization; it is most challenging to make someone love you and hate you at the same time. Well done. (The Coaster)

2½ JEWS – EMELIN THEATRE

DAVID SITLER’S exasperated Nathan is tall, bald and bloodless...a litte Elliot Spitzer.
(The Journal News)