The single best performance, though, comes from the bad guy: James Dybas as the alleged rape victim’s nasty father will scare you more than any Halloween ghoul.
James Dybas, as Mayella's father, the twitchy, illiterate hillbilly Bob Ewell, is so authentically terrifying, you worry about how he treats his seven other children, the ones you never see in the play.
Dybas, as Bob Ewell, is the kind of scary that strikes fear in the hearts of adults and children for different reasons. He's boozed up and menacing, but worse, he's an ignorant white racist intent in a position of modicum power.
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James Dybas' Jigger is taut and explosive, and the performance is exceptional.
The Los Angeles Times
James Dybas infuses his role with human qualities, his portrayal of Jigger is feisty and mean.
Miss Rogers and James Dybas literally stopped the show in the first act with their Charleston exhibition to the tune of "Wilke-Barre, P.A."
The Atlanta Journal
Their graceful performance helps touch off memories of when Miss Rogers and Fred Astaire were a wonderful movie dance team.
The role of Herod, James Dybas, as always , brings down the house. His material from entrance to exit, is the only comic relief. His costume, staging, timeing and action are dynamic perfection.
Millburn Suburban News
James Dybas stops the show with his campy shenanigans as Herod.
The show-stopper was the performance of James Dybas, who played the role of King Herod in the manner and apperance of Little Richard.
Morristown Daily Record
The pleasant surprise was James Dybas (Mordred) a scene stealing brat prince who "fies on goodness" and sings about "The Seven Deadly VIrtues" with more elan than anyone in the cast. He was marvelous.
James Dybas was a lithe snake of a blackguard who insinuated evil into Camelot. He was evil incarnate with his flashing eyes and exaggerated gestures.
.....Scene-stealer James Dybas, was magnificently villanous as Mordred.
Dybas frolics through a dream role, yet he's always awake to every comic nuance.
The Los Angeles Times
James Dybas scores a bull's eye as Tzara, playing this outrageous character with a controlled brand of lunacy that truly convinces us his heart belongs to Dada.
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
James Dybas makes a wonderfully passionate Tzara, a leader of the Dada movement, and flings himself about the stage with rare abandon but sure control.
Dybas and Mariano show a range of physical and verbal comedy that kept the audience in stitches, so much so, that many of the lines were lost in a sea of laughter.
The Mountain Times
The ensemble cast is a killer, and we mean that in a good way. At the top of the list is James Dybas, his Tino is intense and possibly wound too tight.....when he's on stage, he has all the audience's eyes on him.
Buffalo Daily News
James Dybas' Tino struts about like Peter Lorre in a stealth suit...
Buffalo Night & Day