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(Mnemosyne Rising - 2010) 

Pouhe, as Castillo, is tasked with essentially all of the acting here, and he handles this heavy-lifting with real engaging emotion. Through his experiences, past and present, we get a true picture of what he has sacrificed for his “mission,” and we understand (as much as we can) the toll that has taken on him.

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(The Three Musketeers - 2019) 

Dialogue and blocking aside, what raises the stakes most here is the enthusiasm of its antagonists. Joining The Three Musketeers' student cast as the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, professional leading man Marc Pouhé flexes his muscles as a character actor, exhibiting both the quiet subtlety of the wrongfully convicted Tom Robinson from To Kill a Mockingbird and the cartoonish zest for evil of the titular Simpsonsvillain from Mr. Burns, a post-electric play – roles that Pouhé also played on the MMNT stage.

(Much Ado About Nothing - 2017)

As Benedick and Beatrice, Marc Pouhé and Gwendolyn Kelso are beautifully cast. Both actors show superb comic timing and creativity, and they match their skills wonderfully to become a believable couple. Their charm lies in how each professes to want nothing to do with the conformity and restraints of marriage, that social pillar – but once each is presented with the chance to be loved without rejection, they seize on it right away.

(Death of a Salesman - 2017)

Marc Pouhé creates a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Willy Loman in a production starring African-American actors... As Willy, Pouhé has clearly done the work to understand how the iconic character ticks. Willy turns on a dime between hope and despair and back again, and Pouhé's execution of the work is powerful and sympathetic.

(Cyrano de Bergerac - 2014)

It takes a big presence to don the big nose, and the inimitable Marc Pouhé exudes the same finesse in the role that Cyrano displays with his sword. Pouhé, however, does not suffer the same misfortune as his character – that is, overlooking him is never an option. As is typically the case with an actor in a title role, much of the production's overall impact rests on Pouhé's shoulders. Those who saw him bear a similar load when playing Othello in Austin Shakes' production last February will be unsurprised that he once again rises to the occasion, displaying his immense skill with verse as well as his incredible versatility as a performer.

(Othello - 2014)

​Although it is often remarked that Othello is actually Iago's play, this production clearly belongs to Othello, thanks to the stunning performance of Marc Pouhé, who returns to the role a second time and imbues this Moor with as much quiet elegance as enraged grief. Through it all, Pouhé is the Earl of Elocution. Austinites may recall the actor underwent a kidney transplant in 2012, and certainly his triumph onstage is a win for biology as well as art.

(The Grapes of Wrath - 2009) 

Jim Casy, the preacher who has lost his calling, repeatedly questions his faith, his doubt traced with touching humility by Marc Pouhé.

(Top 10 Wonderful Things about Austin Theatre in 2008) 

Marc Pouhé's voice - I could listen to this actor give Macbeth's speeches all day. He should report on the current economic disaster. This, I think, would make us feel better.

(Macbeth - 2008) 

Any Macbeth will only go as far as its titular lord can take it, and, thankfully, Marc Pouhé is as captivating as ever in the role. It's hard to shake his Macbeth, who waxes existential against his problems and is broken only by the most calamitous of events. 

(Three Sisters - 2008) 

When Marc Pouhé, a tall and regal man, strides onto the stage, you expect to see a commanding display of masculine authority. Instead, he opens his mouth and knows not what to say. He stammers out a few pleasantries, then attempts a quick exit. It is surprising, it is funny, and it sums up what is essentially wonderful about the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production of Chekhov'sThe Three Sisters. When done well, Chekhov is hilarious. 

(Take Me Out - 2007)

... Marc Pouhé [is] first affable, then fiery as Darren's best bud, a pious player for a rival team who turns on his friend after learning of his "true nature."

(Urinetown - 2006) 

Marc Pouhe cuts a commanding figure as Cladwell, relishing this moneybags' malevolence and selling us on his million-dollar charisma. 

(Top 10 Most Memorable Theatrical Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2005) 

"Master Harold"... and the boys Saw it completely by accident. Hardly a soul in the audience. Nothing more difficult to do than drama. Walked out having seen a tremendously accomplished piece of theatre. Starring Marc Pouhe, Mark Banks, and Brandon Harris. Directed by Dennis Whitehead.

(A Christmas Carol - 2005) 

Surprising us is Marc Pouhé as the second spirit, who is dressed like George Clinton in a Technicolor coat giving vibrant homage to our funkadelic present. But isn't that what we all want to find under the tree? 

(A Midsummer Night's Dream - 2004) 

One of the best casts ever assembled by ASF is underutilized: Marc Pouhé's Theseus offers authority and a bit of comic slyness.

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(Underground - 2017)

Pouhé is seductively charming and psychologically imposing, plying his prey with carefully chosen words to win him over to his side.

(Death of A Salesman - 2017)

As Willy Loman, the titular salesman, Austin theater heavyweight Marc Pouhé is at the top of his game. His version of Loman is angrier than some, and certainly more physically imposing. He plays to the contrast between Loman’s obsession with his own hardened masculinity and an increasingly fragmented psyche and softening mental capacity. 

(Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing - 2016)

Marc Pouhé, as Paige, is the strong, sturdy center of the play, and his ability to believably turn on a dime from delight to rage and back again provides the show with an emotional momentum that isn’t always present in the script.

(Death and the King's Horseman - 2008) 

As the conflicted Elesin, Marc Pouhé was engrossing, bringing a complexity to his character who must wrestle with the tug between his cultural obligation and his personal desire. Pouhé commanded, bringing a fierce energy to the role - a feat made all the more challenging given how much his character occupies the play's attention. 

(Macbeth - 2008) 

The ambitious nobleman Macbeth — powerfully played by Marc Pouhe — is surrounded by soldiers in modern military fatigues and a royal court ringed with bamboo and draped with towering clear plastic curtains.

(The Exonerated - 2006) 

...the authoritative Marc Pouhé is a particular standout.

(Othello - 2005) 

In keeping with his reputation as a great warrior, Othello, played by Marc Pouhe, commanded the stage.

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(The Grapes of Wrath - 2009) 

Marc Pouhé has great stature and depth as ex-preacher Jim Casy. His delivery of Casy's troubled meditations over dinner and at a burial are moving, while his happy involvement with the caravan and his excitement over the workers' strike have an infectious glee. There's a lovely moment as he joins in the family's traveling song, singing in a fine baritone while walking his fingers along a stretch of rope and ruffling the hair of the children.

(Macbeth - 2008) 

Marc Pouhé as Macbeth, enamored of the witches’ promises, is a formidable presence...With his muscular magnetism, Pouhé makes us complicit with Macbeth.

(Three Sisters - 2008) 

This lyric production is anchored by Marc Pouhé as a talkative middle-aged lieutenant colonel, saddled with an unbalanced termagant wife but wistfully in love with the single married sister Masha... Pouhé and Lunning are sympathetic and give fully realized portraits of decent men in impossible situations.

(Cyrano de Bergerac - 2009) 

Marc Pouhé as De Guiche is so smooth and well-mannered that we have some trouble imagining him as really evil; he's closer in attitude to Peter Pan's Captain Hook.

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(The Grapes of Wrath - 2009) 

Marc Pouhé also gives a scene stealing performance as Jim Casy, a reformed preacher trying to find his place in the world after losing touch with God. Pouhé completely loses himself in the part; his sacrifice, and the tragedy that befalls him thereafter, are some of the most touching moments in the entire play.

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(Macbeth - 2008) 

Marc Pouhe as Macbeth gives a strong performance and is mighty easy on the eyes.

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(The Grapes of Wrath - 2009) 

The production values are amazing, and the cast is stellar - especially Austin actor extraordinaire Marc Pouhe as the fallen preacher Jim Casy.

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(Cages - 2017)

Marc Pouhé Mesmerizes in CAGES...It is, however, Marc Pouhé, who walks away with the evening in a riveting and touching performance. His character spends a goodly portion of the beginning of the play bound and masked ala Hannibal Lecter. Pouhé's eyes, in these moments, are absolutely mesmerizing... I dare you to not look at him. He speaks volumes with just his eyes in a remarkable performance that alone is worth the price of admission.


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(The Grapes of Wrath - 2009) 

The ex-minister, Jim Casy (the fabulous Marc Pouhe), sitting in the dirt and singing to Jesus was captivating. His voice was pure without being broken or over affected. I felt he kept his character a little close to the chest, and really broke out whenever he was in conversation with young Tom Joad, or in the scene with the strikers: his passion really comes to a head here, and I felt it was the pivotal scene for him, and not just because he is murdered, but because he is straining to get Tom to understand the bigger picture. (I think Mr. Pouhe was shining throughout, and I can imagine he is quite terrific in any meatier role and/or Shakespearean performance.)