"The Life and Passions of an American Activist."
"You couldn’t ask for a better meeting of subject and performer."
"Hoffman is ripe for a stage portrait."
"Mr. Cohen evokes the anxiety of a fugitive living under surveillance."
"ABBIE is heartfelt."
-- Andy Webster, NY Times
"Looking back on his life, Cohen's portrayal of Hoffman is warm and self-effacing."
"ABBIE is certainly informative and interesting."
"Cohen conveys a true affection and warmth for the subject."
ABBIE - West End Theater, NYC
“Cohen does an outstanding job. His accent and demeanor are totally convincing as an immigrant Czech engineer trying to make a go of things…Bern weaves a steady stream of authenticity throughout the film by staying true to his character and the story.”
-- Queens Buzz
“Beryl the thief, Bern Cohen, was charismatic, providing much needed comic relief."
-- Saviana Stanescu, NYTHEATRE.com
Secret of Our Souls - Minetta Lane Theater, NYC
“Bern Cohen as Morris Bober brings a special richness to the role and sets the tone."
-- Irene Backalenick, New York Scene
“The most successful is Cohen in his convincing and detailed portrait of Morris. Malamud would have approved.”
-- Karl Levitt, Backstage
The Assistant - Turtle Shell Theater, NYC
“Woodhull’s seedy father, well-portrayed by Bern Cohen…”
“…welcome moments in the show with the performance of Bern Cohen as Victoria’s father.”
Woodhull - Michael Schimmel Theater, NYC
“…with taunting psychological spice, Bern Cohen played Woodhull’s possibly incestuous father.”
“Bern Cohen, the gruff café owner, immediately commands attention.”
* Compared Bern’s “command” to Harvey Fierstein.
-- NY Times
Motke Thief - Nada con Todo, NYC
“Cohen’s nervy patriarch is a standout.”