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"Gold has a knack for creating rapid rhythmic spoken word segments out of conversations that erupt between the characters she plays, and this makes 'Calm Mom' read like a lovely overheard-in-New York piece..Although her frustration and exasperation over her baby's well-being are palpable, there is an opportunity here to create a stronger empathic connection with the audience. Some turns in her road to recovery don't lend themselves as well to singing as others." Full Review
“Artfully tackles questions about sexuality, politics, and racism. The dialogue mostly rings true, so it's hard not to feel emotionally involved...But the play doesn't take itself too seriously, and humor breaks up the mood...The early conflicts in act one build steam and create momentum, part of which is lost in act two, where a tricky plot twist and some heavy-handed ideas change the tone...An entertaining play where a number of characters struggle to love more than they are accustomed to.” Full Review
for a previous production "Just as Adams can't help getting emotionally involved in his clients' lives, I too felt gripped by the stories in his one-man show. It's fun watching this polite Midwesterner help tidy up for New Yorkers, all the while giving wonderful impressions of his former clients…It's littered with interesting vignettes of people who struggle with their living spaces...Most poignantly, the sadness of losing clients to disease and death really stands out...Some stories need to be shared on a stage." Full Review