"Theatergoers familiar with Mr. Adjmi’s earlier plays — aggressively stylized satires like Stunning and The Evildoers — are likely to anticipate the poisonous political pulse that animates this portrait of a lady. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be disarmed by the flirtatious artistry of Elective Affinities, in both its writing and its performance... You leave chastened and perhaps tainted, but also elated. "
Ben Brantley, New York Times
"Some playwrights can both bruise and massage your soul, and if Edward Albee and Harold Pinter lead the category of writers whose whipcracking vigor can feel punishing at times, David Adjmi, whose play 3C is currently on view at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, also belongs to that group. His mixing of realism and absurdity evokes Albee, but kicked into a higher gear..."
Ella Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
"David Adjmi’s pivotal work... he resembles artists as diverse as Luis Bunuel and Rainer Werner Fassbinder... Adjmi’s brilliance is to use trashy vernacular speech to allude to the way history trashes us."
Hilton Als, The New Yorker
"From Valley Girl comedy to mad-scene finale, Marin Ireland nails the Queen of France in David Adjmi’s marvelous, disturbing, revisionist take." (Critics’ Pick)
Jesse Green, New York Magazine