Eric Percival commands the stage, executing his role impeccably. There are several scenes that reverberate with such raw emotion that they result in a seat cringing somesthesia.
- Christopher Tuccillo, Manhattan With A Twist
Effective and moving... Eric Percival managed to create a tyrant who could be both loved and feared.
- Mark Savitt, Hi! Drama
The cast does a fine job handling the difficult subject matter... Eric Percival gives us an “Uncle Alf” who devolves from being somewhat reasonable in his interactions with others to showing his true colors as a paranoid control freak. (The other characters) show some bravery in standing up to Alf, but they truly are no match for him.
- Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway
Eric Percival's bad boy good looks make his psychotic behavior even more effective. His rages resonated strongly in the small theater.
- Joel Benjamin, Theater Pizzazz
A SNOWFALL IN BERLIN
Nylon Fusion brings together a stunning ensemble of remarkable actors for this intricate play.
Eric Percival is charming and pitiable as the self-loathing lothario.
- Joseph Samuel Wright, Theatre is Easy
MR. BENGT'S WIFE
As the luckless husband, Mr. Bengt, Eric Percival gives a terrific performance. He handles the Strindbergian emotional excess wonderfully.
Even when he’s called on to kneel before Margit he manages to be believable and commanding.
- Steve Capra, New York Critic
Bengt as portrayed by Eric Percival gave a sympathetic and robust performance.
- Melody Breyer-Grell, Huffington Post
ISLAND, OR TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Mr. Percival, who plays the closest Island comes to a serious role, brings a wholly unexpected sadness to this otherwise manic stage, and I was delighted with how immediately he moved me—as tragedies need clowns, so comedies need their tragedians.
Director Ross Williams has assembled an 18-person cast that could hardly be better... Eric Percival brings emotional depth to King John.
- Ron Cohen, Backstage
Eric Percival did a great job at playing the dignified, heroic king.
- Sarah Congress, NYTheatre.com
HAMLET BOUND AND UNBOUND
Eric Percival plays Robert, a poor soul who is so tied to his mother that, when his first real relationship dissolves in a harsh and painful manner, he is all but unhinged.
Percival’s protagonist was truly well-played, handing us a man in great pain over a life not lived. He found a way of making us laugh amid his great tragedy and turned in some excellent delivery as Hamlet, the Dane, himself.
- Bob Greene, OuterStage
Eric Percival kicks out his best Pacino in the lead role of Robert... Eric fleshes out the confusion, absurdity, and intense frustration of his situation, and does it with an insane love for the play Hamlet. ...a powerful onslaught of anger and earnestness.
- Christopher Sirota, Drama Queens
THE CHANGING ROOM
In such a large cast, it is hard for actors to make themselves distinguishable, especially when all are in shorts and the same striped shirts, but Eric Percival makes Barry Copley his own.
- Kate Shea Kennon, Blog Critics
(Director) Terry Schreiber pitches the performances at just the right level, and he elicits strong work in a number of the roles. Percival is cheerfully dense as Barry, the English version of a good ol' boy.
- Erik Haagensen, Backstage
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Eric Percival delivers a remarkable performance as Basil Hallward, the painter tortured by his unspoken desires, and moreover deserves a mention for being the only cast member who could reliably sustain a flawless British accent.
- Arielle Lipshaw, Stage and Cinema
Eric Percival, who resembles the 1940s movie character actor Herbert Marshall in both face and voice, is especially moving as the painter Basil Hallward. His forbidden attraction for Dorian is deftly conveyed, as is his need to suppress it.
- David Sheward, Backstage
Basil Hallward, a character I have never been sympathetic to, was wonderfully cast. Eric Percival really made the audience pity the character and feel that he was just a lonely artist who loved Dorian, not just the idea of him. For the first time since I’ve encountered this book, I actually felt for Basil and lamented his death.
- Tonianne Bellomo, StageBuddy
Percival’s Basil is simple and poised, completely believable as a composed artist with a secret passion and a good soul.
- Le-Anne Garland, Theatre is Easy
Basil is played by a compelling and captivating Eric Percival.
- Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium
Eric Percival is appealing and believable as the obsessed painter Basil Hallward.
- Lynn Marie Macy, NYTheatre
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
The current production of R&G at the T. Schreiber Studio does full justice to the work, from Cat Parker's clear direction and clever use of the small theatre space to the top-notch cast led by Eric Percival as Rosencrantz and Julian Elfer as Guildenstern.
- Wendy Caster, Show Showdown
Rosencrantz is blessed by two dazzling performances. Percival and Elfer are outstanding, giving energetic, rich and touching performances and demonstrating a terrific grasp of the cadences of the language.
- Doug Strassler, Off Off Online
The show's lead actors, Percival and Elfer, have fantastic chemistry. They make their scenes look like high-speed, two-person juggling. They manage to keep the ball in the air the entire time.
- Monica Skoko, NYU News
Mr. Percival, bearing some resemblance to Gary Oldman (who was Rosencrantz in the 1990 film written and directed by Mr. Stoppard), is the comedy mask of the pair. Blissfully unaware – except at moments of extreme clarity ("It's all over my depth!") – and choosing to remain that way, Rosencrantz is the voice of the audience. It is a wonderfully comic role, and Mr. Percival has great fun with it. He has all the required physical comedy with some talent at magic tricks thrown in, an advantage given all the coin tosses Rosencrantz must win at the expense of probability.
- Kate Shea Kennon, Blog Critics
Both Mr. Percival and Mr. Elfer... excel at the remarkable and remarkably derivative Beckettian dialogue.
- Kate Shea Kennon, Blog Critics
Eric Percival and Julian Elfer have made a fine hand out of the cards they've been dealt, leaping into the text with nimble legs and tongues... as Rosencrantz, Percival manages to make each moment fresh.
- Aaron Riccio, That Sounds Cool
Eric Percival and Julian Elfer make a fine team as the title characters, with Percival's perpetually perplexed Rosencrantz subtly more appealing.
- Martin Denton, NYTheatre