"James Dunn directs this rapid-fire political farce— which slows only for intermission—like the Senate whip"
"...if you’re in the market for a cavalcade of chuckles...buy a ticket right now."
"Perhaps the best part of watching 'November' is that the humor bypasses partisanship. You can effortlessly see chunks of every president ...and you needn’t give a hoot about politics to enjoy the show."
" 'November' at Ross Valley Players (RVP) under the direction of theatrical icon James Dunn is side splitting evening that skewers the political world and should be seen before you vote this November. Director Dunn has personally rounded up a cast that work together as an ensemble interacting like a well-oiled machine."
"Buzz Halsing is a non-stop dynamo who struts his time upon the stage with intimidating authority has great comic timing enhanced by unflappable Stephen Dietz’s quiet demeanor as the stabilizing influence on the Presidential ranting. LeAnne Rumbel is perfect in her role, never overstepping her subservient role as the President’s speech writer ...Tall elegant Tom Reilly as the RNATTPM adds a touch of class to the corruption and is believable when tragedy strikes his beloved turkeys."
Kedar K. Adour, MD
TheareWorld Internet Magazine
"Director James Dunn judiciously cast Buzz Halsing as the Honorable (sic) President Charles Smith.The tirades and machinations of Buzz’s President Smith keep the audience in paroxysms of laughter from curtain to curtain."
"Ross Valley Players have artfully realized Mamet’s keen insights to American culture and his sardonic sense of humor in a beautifully focused production...enacted in The Barn on Ken Rowland’s brilliantly simple Oval Office set keeps intense visual interest with James Dunn’s blocking in an amusing and topical story."
"Buzz Halsing maintains an intense dramatic tension with his uncontrolled fanatic ranting as the impatient, dismissive President "Chucky" Smith throughout both acts of this brief, fast-paced play. Buzz works with consistent focus on the persona of a beleaguered executive officer barely keeping up with his job...Steve Dietz playing the ever-patient aide Archer Brown...Dietz crafts a delivery of efficient, flatly factual responses that become hilarious. The President’s bane is his publicist Clarice Bernstein. LeAnne Rumble plays this part of a lesbian speech writer with high expectations and sweet innocence as she bribes The President."
"Energetic pacing, crisp diction, and the right degree of physical comedy make for an exhilarating ride."
Marin Independent Journal
"In this tight show, timing and delivery are everything. Fortunately, that is the practiced territory of esteemed director, James Dunn. While Act I is sparked with kinetic energy, Act II -- dealing with several serious issues -- is more reflective. Kudos to veteran Buzz Halsing in the role of the president..."