Critical Acclaim for “A Word or Two”

“A Word or Two” is one of the smoothest, most substantial autobiographical monologues to grace a stage.”

“Mr. Plummer recites poetry with the ease of a man who has been hearing it singing in his head virtually every day of his life. His velvety baritone has lost little, if any, of its beauty or authority. To hear Mr. Plummer reciting verse is to be reminded that the greatest classical actors are those most deeply attuned to the disparate rhythms and textures of language — whether it is the comedy of Leacock or the ecstatic heights of the “Song of Solomon” from the Bible.”
The New York Times

“None of this, of course, would have the same power were not Plummer so formidable a performer, a singular blend of virility, authority and the raw vulnerability you feel you can read behind his eyes. He’s one of the greatest living actors, really, and a man who seems, at once, fully knowable and not knowable at all.”
Chicago Tribune

“With white eyebrows doing calisthenics across his forehead as he accentuated points, but the famed temper (“Oh, I’ve still got it, all right,” he said cheerily, and non-apologetically) nowhere on display, he was thoughtful, animated and, ultimately, charming.”
Los Angeles Times

“Christopher Plummer has the devil’s own charm. He has plenty of other accomplishments as well, of course, but even if he didn’t it would be hard to resist the overwhelming casualness with which he takes his place on stage at the beginning of his new one-man show at Stratford.

He walks unassumingly on, then sits down on a pile of books. More precisely, he sits on one of the lower promontories of the leaning tower of tomes, arching upwards and backwards toward the stage ceiling that is the main feature of Robert Brill’s elegant — and in its way eloquent — set. There’s an unspoken humorous conspiracy between the actor and the audience. He’s both heightening and defusing expectation, inviting us to make ourselves at home while leaving us in no doubt that he’s the host. He exudes self-deprecation and self-assurance simultaneously, making each a vital component of the other. Essentially, he’s saying, “here I am” and smiling while doing it.”
National Post (Canada)