See it if Faith-based fable of sanguine Sister who's optimistic about reconnecting her ex w/ his distanced infantile disabled sis. "Blessings flow."
Don't see it if Unconvincing portrayal of crucial disabled sis, jarringly deflates every scene she appears. "Inside the depths of a carnival spookhouse."
See it if You appreciate the complicated family dynamics involved when one is disabled. Explored from different points of view Well staged
Don't see it if You want a light easy snappy night out or a fancy theater production, at moments this was devastating
"'Sister Calling My Name' wants to tell an uplifting tale of the power of faith, but it is so overtaken by evasions and cosmetic touch-ups that the effect is spoiled."
"Unfortunately, the play is surprisingly unmoving and frustratingly uninvolving. Chief among the problems is the dialogue, which is simultaneously overwrought and underwritten."
"Buzz McLaughlin's story and characters are potentially interesting but in the form currently presented...the play seems like a very accomplished first draft. The characters are never fleshed out by the script or the actors and the plot elements are never entirely surprising."
"But at 110 minutes (with intermission) it is far too repetitive for the very thin story delivered. It's certainly a fascinating experience to explore, but perhaps not quite like this."
"McLaughlin's work examines the way that mental illness can both separate and unite families, and the difficulty of dealing with the heaviness and trauma of living with someone who is mentally disabled."