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“Jackson has told a universal story in 90 minutes in which anyone can identify. It moves swiftly, brings out the emotional, makes you laugh, and makes you love. The brilliantly talented cast is rounded out by Gilmartin as the loving and spirited patriarch, Frank O’Connor; Ahnquist as the loyal and protective grandson, Brian; and Ryan as her daughter, Mary who skillfully shows how the joy and innocence one brings to themselves and others can fade away by a dark choice.” Full Review
"The talented and giving ensemble pulls the audience into the hotel room and continues to build the energy to a fever pitch as the story unfolds. Paul Calderon’s 'Fringe of Humanity' is a high-octane, cocaine-fueled explosion of storytelling that keeps you glued to the next word, action, moment...Calderon’s strong and passionate writing lays the groundwork for his ensemble actors to embody his words. His direction freed the ensemble to raise the stakes of their characters." Full Review
"Watching a day in the life of Christine Renee Miller actually made me feel grateful for the life I have and how important it is for us to use this platform to share our stories...Miller magnificently and smoothly transitions through no less than 10 characters that she encounters in one day...Director Andrea Dantas creatively and poignantly questions us: 'Does New York chew us up and spits us out and how do we handle the outcome?' Full Review
"Michael Bradley’s clever and creative retelling of Ibsen’s 'Peer Gynt' takes us through the maddening and sensual adventure of a young man wrestling with himself. I’ll be honest. I’m always on the fence when it comes to a retelling because it is hit or miss. This is a hit. In an intense 90 minutes, this energetic and connected ensemble cast take us on Peer’s adventures...Kudos to Turner for turning out a lovely portrayal of Peer Gynt, the whole cast for moving seamlessly through characters." Full Review
"The fast-paced, quick witted, litany of words and emotions coming at the audience from Chapman and Cheek skyrocketed the audience to another dimension – a bizarro world – which is essentially parenthood...This is storytelling of the highest caliber as well as offering a unique view of the world." Full Review
“A play within a play, 'Pericles' is stripped to the essentials with a reimagining of a seafarer’s adventure...Reeves’ concept and direction, along with the design team, was thoughtful, creative and respectful of the space...Together, all the elements of the production (sound, projection, lighting, costumes) created a subtext that allowed the story to unfold. This was a well-crafted production with talented cast to support it.” Full Review
"Jody Christopherson beautifully and poignantly engages the audience with this haunting story of Nannerl’s life...Under the flawless direction of Isaac Byrne, the music created by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen supported the narrative laid out by Christopherson...And how apropos and timely this piece is in the climate we are enduring. A feminist manifesto of how it was for women and how fortunate we are today." Full Review
"It is so refreshing to see a show that simply tells the story. Carlos D sits at a table and tells his compelling story of growing up a headbanger, then a philosopher and then the co-founder of the New York-based band, Interpol using the evolution of man as thread and metaphor. As a metalhead, I was easily transported to my youth...What a beautiful trip down memory lane under the guise of intellect...Open, raw, concise under the direction of Scott Slavin with light design by Leslie Smith." Full Review
"It’s the timeless tale of boy meets four-legged girl. However, who’s the freak? Fans of 'Side Show’ and ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ will love this a cappella musical…Directed by Madeline Wall, the talented ensemble cast of six tell this simple story on a mostly bare stage. A string of lights represents the circus tent and a handful of props are used to navigate scene changes and new locations…Definitely catch this unique and experimental piece of art." Full Review
"Andrew Neisler directs this emotionally disturbing piece by employing a sensory experience that sufficiently creeped out the audience. The use of disembodied voices and movement in darkness traps us in the story...The creative team and stellar ensemble supported the narrative and each other as they weaved in and out of scenes. And nothing is scarier than a little girl in a scary story because nothing good usually comes out of it." Full Review