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The Night Watch

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

 

"Patrick Saunders gives a chilling performance as Duncan, the ex-con serving as caretaker of his former guard. Duncan made dangerous pacts in his life, and Saunders wisely treats him as haunted and hollow."

-Susan McDonald, Providence Journal

"[Erin Eva Butcher] pairs wonderfully against the locally known and immensely talented Patrick Mark Saunders, whose Duncan is so pathetic you are hoping someone will rescue him, or, at the very least, give him a sweater and a cup of hot soup."

-Kimberly Rau, WPRO

"Viv’s brother Duncan (Patrick Mark Saunders is painfully haunting as the innocent, grief-stricken young man) is a conscientious objector who spends years in prison and is haunted by the war."

-Nancy Burns-Fusaro, Westerly Sun

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Wilbury Theatre Group

 

"Saunders and Andrews make the perfect duo, with Saunders being the more high-strung and Andrews somewhat more level-headed, as they try to make sense of a world they can only glimpse."

-Channing Gray, Providence Journal

 

"The foil to Rosencrantz’s sweet naivety, Guildenstern is obnoxious in his pursuit of knowledge, probing every facet of life with a dozen questions. When Rosencrantz wonders if toenails ever grow, Guildenstern lingers on the laws of probability. Patrick Mark Saunders acts with such commitment and intensity; he was made to play this role. It’s especially evident when his character dissolves before a troupe of actors, ridiculing them for playing death without grasping the finality of it."

-Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly

 

"On stage for most of the show, the actors playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern must do much of the heavy lifting. For this, Short brought together two of the area's best young actors, Patrick Saunders and Joshua Andrews. Saunders plays the highly analytical and methodical Guildenstern with equally razor sharp delivery of both intellectual jargon and snarky sarcasm. As the less intellectual and more sensitive Rosencrantz, Andrews creates a character who is sympathetic and emotional, lovable but never fake or overacted. It's a pleasure to watch these two bounce off of each other and work together, their on-stage chemistry is part of what makes this a great production."

-Robert Barossi, BroadwayWorld.com

Dry Land

Wilbury Theatre Group

 

"...Patrick Mark Saunders also deserves mention for his scene-stealing portrayal of Victor, an overanxious male Ester meets while on a college visit with his own stories to share about Amy."

-Christopher Vergler, Edge Providence

 

"And Patrick Saunders is a hoot as the most flighty teenage boy you've ever seen."

-Bill Gale, Rhode Island Public Radio

 

"...a scene of comic relief reveals some further information about Amy, given by a dorky, nervous classmate (Patrick Saunders) to the befuddled Ester. Saunders is a welcome relief, capturing the pure essence of an unsure, innocent teenage boy."

-Dan Fowler, Warwick Beacon

Die, Mommie, Die!

2nd Story Theatre

 

"But really, the whole cast is solid with some hysterical moments... Patrick Mark Saunders, as Edith’s gay brother Lance, had some delicious moments, like when ends up on the couch with Wayne Kneeland’s Tony."

-Channing Gray, Providence Journal

 

"Angela’s flamboyant and emotionally unstable son has arrived home from college in a full on flurry of faux fur and bell bottom glory. It’s easy to see that apple didn’t fall far from his mother’s tree, especially when sonny boy takes to lip-syncing to dear Mother’s old hits in full drag. Played with impeccable timing by a young platinum blonde Patrick M. Saunders, Lance Sussman is a force of nature — and a big ball of crazy."

-Marilyn Busch, Motif RI Magazine

 

"Son Lance (Patrick M. Saunders), aside from being gay is an emotional wreck with less self-esteem than a common slug... Whether fighting, conspiring, or lamenting their fate, Westgate [Edith] and Saunders team up for some of the most comical scenes in the show. Saunders’ facial expressions are priceless, and the droll Westgate’s performance is a gem."

-Dave Christner, Newport Mercury

A Bright New Boise

2nd Story Theatre

 

"Saunders is dynamic as the troubled Alex and has a challenging scene late in the play – a moment made up entirely of physical body language and facial expressionism. It is heart-wrenching to witness."

-Motif Magazine

 

"And Patrick Saunders is terrific as Alex, putting his emotions right out there. At one point, Saunders, whose Alex is prone to panic attacks, completely unravels as two salesmen blather away on the TV."

-Channing Gray, Providence Journal

 

"As Will’s son, Alex, Patrick Saunders is also fantastic. Like Will, Alex is more than meets the eye, as at first he seems like just a typical angst-ridden teenager. As the story unfolds, Saunders lets us into Alex’s inner self, peeling back the layers and exposing the character’s vulnerability. It’s a touching performance that borders on heartbreak."

-Robert Barossi, BroadwayWorld.com

Assassins

Contemporary Theatre Company

 

"Patrick Saunders' Oswald is fractured, fragile, and deeply human. His transformation from desperate shipping clerk to presidential assassin happens before our eyes, as he struggles with the charming Booth (and the rest of the assassins who lurk, ghostlike, in the shadowed upper reaches of the Texas School Book Depository). The final, chilling sequence packs a devastating punch, and the company delivers it with palpable sadness and horror. You have been warned."

-John McDaid, Portsmouth Patch

 

"Patrick Saunders plays a highly conflicted Lee Harvey Oswald with a passionate intensity that is surreal and frightening. Whether it was Oswald’s inner demons or something external that led to his murder of President Kennedy is something we’ll never know. We can only speculate; Saunders’ fine performance captures the convoluted inner workings of a troubled mind."

-Dave Christner, Newport Mercury

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