Vengeance Is the Lord’s, Huntington Theatre

The Huntington Theatre, Boston
November 12 – December 12, 2010

As Parcel Sytes, surprising the Horvath's on Thanksgiving during a power outage (PHOTO: T. Charles Erickson)

As Parcel Sytes, pleading with the Horvaths for information leading to his son's death, with Lee Tergesen as Woodrow, Larry Pine as Matthew, Karl Baker Olson as Donald, Katie Kreisler as Roanne, and Roberta Wallach as Margaret (PHOTO: T. Charles Erickson)

As Parcel Sytes, distraught when no answers are given (PHOTO: T. Charles Erickson)

Critical Response

“The cast was in general very good. I thought Johnny Lee Davenport as Parcel, Katie Kreisler as Roanne and Larry Pine as Matthew were really deep and moving in their characters.”
Raymond Gallagher’s Blog (November 15, 2010)

Johnny Lee Davenport makes a compelling cameo appearance as Parcel Sytes, the father of a young black man who is sacrificed to a Horvath business deal gone wrong.”
—Nancy Grossman, Broadway World (November 24, 2010)

“The picture is further complicated when the Horvaths’ web of illicit activities leads to tragedy for another family.  Suddenly, another parent (powerfully portrayed by Johnny Lee Davenport) is grieving the loss of a child, and Donald is arguing on behalf of “standing up for the truth,’’ while the other Horvaths are forced to confront the question of how far, exactly, they are willing to go to protect their interests.”
—Don Aucoin, Boston Globe (November 23, 2010)

Davenport was intensely gripping (when will somebody cast this guy as Othello?)”
—Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review (November 26, 2010)

“Stellar performances by Katie Kreisler, Roberta Wallach and Johnny Lee Davenport add great depth and authenticity to the production.”
—Nick Dussault, Boston Metro (December 7, 2010)

Johnny Lee Davenport’s heart-wrenching grieving father proved the best performance in the uneven play ‘Vengeance is the Lord’s’ at Huntington Theatre.”
—Jules Becker, The Bay State Banner’s Best of Theater 2010 (January 6, 2011)