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for a previous production "The most intensive and honest character presentation I have seen in a long time...These two brilliant women obviously work together symbiotically, drawing on over a decade of experience...I am sure 'The Wholehearted' is on its way to win even more awards given the incredible talent of these two most creative people...I hope it returns to Los Angeles again soon to entice even more people into Dee Crosby's tale told with skill and heart by Suli Holum." Full Review
for a previous production "A wonderful evening of entertainment and laughs…I don't remember any show I have seen with my Mom where we both laughed so much and had such a good time being in an audience. It is certainly understandable why people come back with new groups of friends to experience the show over and over again. See it for yourself and you will certainly understand why - and what it takes to have a Jewish heart." Full Review
for a previous production "The show is a celebration of the life of Maurice Hines, his brother Gregory, and their parents who Maurice fondly remembers throughout the show...And throughout the show, Hines, now a young 70 years old, expresses sheer joy in entertaining his audience, singing and dancing with a passion from deep within his soul. You can't help but be pulled into the magic!" Full Review
for a previous production “Directed with great skill by Joe Mantega, Marmo thoroughly commands the stage and audience from start to finish...Marmo brilliantly leads the audience through the many ups and downs of Bruce's hard life...Including Bruce's descent into hard drugs - a scene that was truly difficult to watch in its realistic depiction...The perfect star showcase for Marmo...His reincarnation of the comedic genius is not to be missed!” Full Review
for a previous production “However timely the message, most of the play is spent with the cast loudly yelling their lines as a way of communicating their anger and frustration with the system. This tactic becomes a bit trying and repetitive, a challenge to your ability to take in how important a lesson can be learned as the play progresses and the group's tactics become more of a challenge to comprehend...All that aside, The Assembly is a cutting-edge young theater collective composed of talented actors." Full Review
for a previous production "Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play...What we learn is that when your survival is on the line there is no way to judge what behavior people undertake to save themselves since there is no way any of us can know what we would do to save ourselves in the moment until it happens. And the ghosts who live within these women will chill your soul." Full Review
for a previous production "You will laugh your way through this entire production...Kudos to writer/director Brad T. Gottfred for keeping the action moving at such a brisk pace that time seems to fly by, and for creating characters that will reach out and touch your soul, making you want to raise your voice and scream at them now and then. Just try to control yourself between all the laughter!" Full Review