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NEW YORK TIMES, 2016 – “Critics Pick” 

Yet “Blacktop Highway” is at its intoxicating best when it’s simplest, depending on little more than Mr. Fleck’s rapid-fire ingenuity as a live performer. In the room with him, our imaginations can fill in the blanks.” (Full Review)

BROADWAY WORLD, 2016

It’s chaos, but controlled chaos, kept together (just barely) by Fleck’s consummate talent and perhaps, counterintuitively, his discipline. Most surprising, given its depiction of characters who surely belong in a damaged people Hall of Fame, is how funny BLACKTOP HIGHWAY is even in its darkest, goriest stretches.”  (Full Review)

THE REVIEW HUB, 2016

Fleck‘s brilliance as a performance artist shines in Blacktop Highway, largely due to the aesthetic between complex performance theory and high camp. The audience is complicit in the story, and the lens of critique is turned on the viewer as much as the performer. Through the laughter, the intrigue, and the eeriness, the sense of community and collaboration rings through. The experience is a communal one, and the audience bonds through the grotesque humor onstage. Though based on horror concepts, Blacktop Highway delivers more thrills than chills.”  (Full review)

THEATER GUIDE, 2016

Horror fans know content, not budget, creates the chills.  “Blacktop Highway” does exactly that grinning all the way.” (Full Review)

THE EASY, 2016

“Murder, incest, and Freud—oh my! John Fleck’s engaging and mind-bending solo horror tale will shock you in all the best ways.”  (Full review)

BROADWAY BOX, 2016

“Groundbreaking artist John Fleck made history in 1990 as one of “The NEA Four”, and now the award winner is back in NYC performing 10 characters in a new show inspired by classic horror cinema and Freud’s theories of mind and ego. Buckle up because Feck is serving you a darkly hilarious view of sex, greed and religion.”   (Full review)

THEATER PIZZAZZ, 2016

“Conscious of his tone and tempo in Blacktop Highway, he is precise and unstoppable.”…“On this long road of theater making, John Fleck flexes his technical expertise to maintain his position among artists.”