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"The idea of wrestling with one’s conscience with matters that affect family and the community still is relevant today. There are rarely easy answers to these types of conflicts and the play does a very good job of showing that...Overall, it is interesting that this play was written by a woman at a time when few were involved in business...The set for this show is beautifully done...Casting for the show has a fine group of actors." Full Review
"An imaginative representation of this time period and the questions arising from it...The plot has more twists and turns that bring it to quite a surprising ending. Strong acting develops the characterization on stage which is so crucial to the story line. Under the direction of Karafin, suspense and downright scary moments at times develop the plot and makes it very believable...A superb production to see." Full Review
“This show brings a unique approach to what could be a humdrum subject: history. Instead, it has an interesting story line about the legendary Robert Moses, all new songs, and a cast who work the layers and levels of the show with passion and intensity that delivers a satisfying performance theater goers will appreciate…Writer/composer Peter Galperin brings a fresh energy to the music by using a variety of styles…This is a very enjoyable show to see." Full Review
"An intense look at the relationships between three generations of women. It features a well-developed story line and superb acting. All of this allows the audience to experience the journey that the three women are on as well as speaking directly to the emotions we all carry with us from our own life experiences...For people who want to see a good drama about family conflicts, this is a good choice to go to see." Full Review
"What really makes this show come alive is the acting from a very appealing cast. They are funny and very expressive and in some instances very extreme in what they are thinking and doing. Some of the actions dealing with shampoos and shaves is really hilarious." Full Review
"Be prepared to be won over by the acting in this play...Although it is set in 1933, the issues are still seen today thus making it a very relevant piece of work for new generations who are experiencing hard times both from the economy and from being immigrants." Full Review
“The book for the show does some good character development...There are some very fine songs both of despair and hope. The songs with choreography are well done as well. Overall, this is a good show with a tremendous story to tell. History buffs will want to see this to get a view of events not well-known. As little known as they are, they need to be put out there. ‘Comfort Women’ does that in a stern, yet lyrical manner.” Full Review
"Funny, creative, and a most enjoyable show to see...The show has appeal for a wide range of audiences especially those who enjoy listening to the English language used in beautiful verse and superb presentation of ideas...The versatility of the acting and the call to respond to comic antics create funny moments...Prepare to laugh and enjoy yourself...Also, bask in the beauty of the language as it unfolds the story for you." Full Review
“This hilarious show features an outstanding company of actors who play out a story written over 180 years ago…Yes, issues that haunted government back then are pretty universal and so they are also seen today…Funny dialog brings the story to life. The wacky characters take center stage which brings out the conflict. All combined, this play shines with a humorous tone…Along the way, the cast, led by Michael Urie as Ivan, provides many laughs.” Full Review
"In addition to the uniqueness of the plot, audiences will enjoy seeing how the set provides easy identification of where the story is at as well as strong acting...This ability to easily focus on when the play’s action is taking place allows viewers to focus on the struggle the boy has in determining how much nature plays in who we become sexually as an adult. That point is made very clear as a very satisfying ending is given. A strong cast provides the right tone for this controversial topic." Full Review
"A bit scared can mean there is loads of suspense and unexpected things that happen that will startle and rattle you and keep you on edge. If this sounds like what you have in mind, then consider seeing 'Ghost Light: The Haunting'... Prepare to be scared just enough to make it an experience that fits right in with the season and beyond...If you are looking to get spooked-out theater style, then this is for you." Full Review
"What makes it a show that continues to draw people in? Goffman has a manner about him that is warm as well as funny, making the audience feel like they are on this journey with him. They root for him during the show." Full Review