See it if you feel you want to see community theater in NYC.
Don't see it if you want to see a polished professional play.
See it if You would enjoy observing a series of child therapy sessions to help a child deal with extreme trauma.
Don't see it if You are looking for a highly polished production. This is definitely rough around the edges. No interest in the methods of play therapy.
"A mystery story, cleverly crafted to keep us glued to scene after short scene. The solution to the mystery isn’t much of a surprise. In fact, I was a little disappointed...But in this psychological what-done-it, the psychology is smartly conceived and revealed...Hill and his cast make it engaging and effective...Cantisano’s mute performance is a thing of beauty in itself...'Child’s Play' isn’t perfect, but it’s a strong piece of theater on a number of levels."
“Cantisano’s performance as Cindy and her transformation from tortured girl to triumphant young person in control of herself is worth watching. Mercedes Vasquez gives a dynamite performance as a very strong woman who is shutting out her family…Director Brock Harris Hill helps us get into the characters’ heads so we can confront the sensitive, unpleasant truth. This happens at a decent pace, never boring, always making me want to embrace the evolving complexity of the story.”