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As for the lovers, Miranda (Miriam A. Hyman) and Ferdinand (Christopher McLinden), they are satisfyingly romantic and wonder-struck.

- The New York Times 

When the elevator delivers you to the ninth floor...you’ll be greeted by glasses of wine, sublime views of the Hudson, This is a launch event for Peace Building Hub, “a new approach that holistically looks at the relationship of war and trauma to forgiveness,” its founder, Dr. David Zosia (a cornfed, deceptively self-effacing Christopher McLinden), tells the audience...“Red Hills,” beautifully performed by the actors.

- The New York Times 

A niftily turbulent scene erupts late in the play on the matter of Diana between Charles and elder son William, portrayed to intriguingly complex effect by Christopher McLinden.

- Washington Post

It is McLinden who makes this a must-see show. This young actor, seen earlier this season in the Writers' Theatre's "Seagull," has a face any painter would want to draw. But it is his rare talent for living onstage in a way that is both utterly true and hugely dynamic -- for combining a raw energy and a sophisticated intelligence -- that is the real key to his portrayal.

- Chicago Sun Times

Under David Cromer's whip-smart direction, the airtight ensemble of take-no-prisoners actors delivers such riveting performances you might begin wishing there were a protective wall between the stage and audience.

- Chicago Sun Times

McVeigh, as played by Christopher McLinden, finds the three-dimensional human behind the notorious cold stare

- Newcity

But it's Christopher McLinden's Konstantin who stands at the vortex. Incredibly well cast with his rosy complexion, mop of hair, gangly limbs, and obvious intelligence, McLinden comes across as the quintessential product of alternative schooling. His Konstantin is a jumpy, superficially arrogant, intensely needy kid for whom the gap between intention and performance grows intolerably wide. McLinden makes Konstantin's desire and despair heartbreakingly clear. A passage during which he positively purrs while Arkadina uncharacteristically babies him provides more than an insight into his relationship with his mother; it's his entire psychic biography from start to inevitable finish.

- Chicago Reader

Unlike many of the others I've seen play George, Christopher McLinden seems to understand his anger and frustration at the world best of all. Oftentimes one struggles to believe that this good-natured chap would go after Zuzu's poor teacher, but not when McLinden snaps. For this capable young Chicago actor, this is clearly a dark journey of the soul.

- Chicago Tribune

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