“A keenly felt, haunting drama... the play is marked by a perceptiveness about the echoing loneliness that many young (or not so young) urban dwellers live with.” —The New York Times

“Fascinating, funny, heartbreaking... so hauntingly human that it makes you want to gaze deeper. The play has an entrancing pull.” —The Hartford Courant

“Getting past grief in order to be able to find a new path in life is just one of the compelling subjects of the extraordinary new play by Matthew Lopez.” —CT Post

“Searing. Reverberation is astonishingly absorbing... brutally honest and impactful. Lopez stirs hearts and minds.” —Talkin' Broadway

“Matthew Lopez’s stunning world premiere reveals a maturity in his art... and reveals something meaningful about our human condition and the world in which we live. Reverberation is a play that shows the development of a playwright whose future I look forward to seeing. It is a thought-provoking, at times disturbing, look at our modern society.” —WHNU New Haven

“Full-bodied drama that ultimately surprises with its originality!” —CT Examiner

“Reverberation is a captivating play about contemporary interpersonal relationships and how we maneuver the obstacles that we face when attempting to connect.” —On Stage Connecticut


After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online. When charming, flighty Claire moves into the apartment upstairs, she tries to coax him out of his shell. They forge a tenuous connection, but the past reverberates into the present, threatening what happiness they’ve found.


Production Videos - Hartford Stage World Premiere

Books vs. Kindles


What’s Your Favorite Book?


Are You Happy?




What Do You Do?



NPR - Interview with Luke Macfarlane and Matthew Lopez

OUT Magazine - Interview with Matthew Lopez

Hartford Courant

American Theatre Magazine