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for a previous production "Johnson delivers a moving and memorable performance in this sobering tale about the ‘red scare’ era of Senator Joseph McCarthy in an astounding one-man performance with a script that is all too uncomfortably contemporary...Ellenstein matches the sizzling writing with a production that beautifully builds tension in disarmingly subtle fashion...What’s most impressive is Johnson’s emotionally compelling performance." Full Review
for a previous production "A memorable drama that offers a stirring, absorbing and fascinating look at the men who helped pave the way for more equitable treatment of African-Americans in the decades to follow...Khan’s direction of the eight-man cast is smooth and engaging...'Fly' soars as a living, breathing history lesson and an appropriate tribute to the young men.” Full Review
for a previous production "This is a gentle story, even if it delves into such lively topics a century ago as socialism and women’s rights. As it doesn’t really deviate in style or tone throughout, it gets a bit wearisome in the second act. Still, the performances of its two skilled players are consistently fine and even surprisingly humorous." Full Review
for a previous production "Orlandersmith’s drama is a riveting, thought-provoking production...Even-keeled and balanced in its approach to the nation’s festering problem of race relations that goes back 400 years, 'Until the Flood' is certain to generate conversations about who we’ve been, who we are and who we will become in this unique Heartland city...What Orlandersmith has achieved is bringing a community’s raw emotions from the streets onto the stage in thoughtful and reflective fashion." Full Review
for a previous production "Van Meter is an engaging storyteller and sets the framework for her tale with humor and a breezy style...While it’s a heartfelt story with an uplifting message, somehow Van Meter’s presentation leaves too much of a 'look at what I did' impression, with more focus on her than one might expect. Her instincts are admirable and the results of Thao’s new library are delightful, but a humbler approach might work better in telling this inspirational tale." Full Review