THE CATCH by Ken Weitzman
WINNER! Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Award 2011
Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO
Lou Jacobs, Dir.

“Bandhu's incremental shifts in Michael, from inscrutable and
reticent to confident and forthcoming, provide dynamic
contrast to both Peakes' extroverted, controlling Gary, and to
Wai-Ching Ho's broadly comedic Ruth.”
Bob Bows, Variety

“An impeccably performed comedy — often riotously so.
Wai Ching Ho and Pun Bandhu make for a refreshingly
uncommon stage duo — a Japanese American mother and
son who share a love for baseball.”
John Moore, Denver Post

“A home run!  An exceptional cast. This is the one show
of the Denver Center's fantastic season that is not to be
missed…Pun Bandhu as Michael Normura, in his Denver
Center debut, did a wonderful job as the play's conflicted
antagonist.”
Michael Mulhern, BroadwayWorld.com

“Though afforded less stage time, Gary’s rival for the record-
breaking baseball, Michael Nomura (Pun Bandhu), and
Michael’s mother, Ruth (Wai-Ching Ho), are fully realized.
With just a few exchanges, the depth and breadth of their
relationship is made abundantly clear.”
Gary Zeidner, Boulder Weekly
YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang
TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA
Robert Kelley, Dir

“DHH [is] played wonderfully by Pun Bandhu.
Bandhu has
tremendous stage charisma. The audience wants to
watch him, wants to see what he will do next
.”
John Orr, Mercury News

“So full of excellent acting, crackling sharp wit and an
intriguing story line that one walks away thinking, ‘You know
something? I think I’ve just witnessed an important work.’ Pun
Bandhu, who looks very much like Hwang, does such a
bang-up job of representing him that, at the intermission,
some audience members were thinking it might be the
playwright himself.”  
Keith Kreitman, San Mateo Daily Journal

“The acting is strong. Francis Jue and Pun Bandhu were
crowd favorites. Pun zigged and zagged across the stage,
pulling his spiky hair.
His expressions were priceless,
especially when accused of being a “fake Asian.”
Cliinton Stark, Stark Insider

“Robert Kelly has assembled a brilliant cast of actors to
play various roles. Pun Bandhu gives an excellent portrayal
of the playwright, DHH.  He ardently embraces the character
who becomes ideologically conflicted as an American Asian
writer.”
Richard Connema, Talkin’Broadway.com

“Pun Bandhu is an angst ridden D.H.H. In one sequence
D.H.H. is ripping on the hardships and subconscious racism
that the Chinese community faces; the next, he's in a guffaw-
inducing scene being recognized while renting Asian porn.”
Jessica Fromm, Metro Active

Top Ten Bay Area Productions of the Year! “DHH is played
with engaging angst by Pun Bandhu. A laugh-packed and
provocative evening.”
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

“David Henry’s Hwang’s avatar in the play, DHH, is played
wonderfully by Pun Bandhu.”
John Orr, San Jose Mercury
THE BELLS By Theresa Rebeck
McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
Emily Mann, Dir.

“Performances are
forceful and vividly defined. A stoic
portrait by Pun Bandhu of a doomed Chinese miner who
drops in from time to time with his ‘sorrowful friends of cold
and rain.’”
Robert L. Daniels, Variety

“The outstanding cast creates memorable portraits. A
fervent Pun Bandhu is the Chinese prospector who
disappeared 18 years earlier after striking a winning claim
and who now haunts the proceedings.”
Naomi Siegel, The New York Times
VENGEANCE CAN WAIT by Yukiko Motaya,
translated by Kyoko Yoshida and Andy Bragen
PS 122, New York, NY
Jose Zayas, Dir.  


“The expertly acted production is a joy to watch. Bandhu and
Yamamoto demonstrate
comic flair and nice chemistry.”
Tom Penketh, Backstage
“Pun Bandhu’s XuiFei is appropriately solid and stolid and shows [his] warm side when, in the remembered past, he gifts Annette
with two bells.”
Bob Rendell, TalkinBroadway.com

“The actors -- whom Emily Mann directs with zest -- wholeheartedly mine the material for whatever character gold lies thar.  
Bandhu haunts the stage with the right kind of gravity. “  
David Finkle, Theatremania.com

“A ghostly figure appears and laments, “I don’t want to die here. I want to die in my home.” XuiFei (Pun Bandhu) is a tormented
ghost, a Chinese prospector. His spirit has been unable to leave the scene of his murder around 1899.
Credit goes to Bandhu
for haunting the proceedings with a degree of poignancy
, as he reflects soulfully of his quest to find enough gold to buy
his girl friend’s freedom from a house of prostitution.”
Simon Saltzman, TheatreScene.net
THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE
WORLD
by Matt Schatz
Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ
Troy Miller, Dir.


"...a strong, lively performance."
New York Times

“Bandhu is masterful. His architect is alternately likeable and
annoying, filled with equal parts acerbic arrogance and self-
doubt.”
NJ Arts Maven

"Bandhu plays Yama with confidence. He has the fury of the
unwavering artist who won’t compromise — but he
eventually finds that he must."
NJ Star Ledger

“Bandhu gives us an extraordinarily believable and complex
portrayal.”

TalkinBroadway.com