See it if you want to see a riveting modern Greek tragedy that tugs at your heart strings
Don't see it if you don't want a slow build or slightly repetitive dialogue
See it if you think that being confused and intelligent are one and the same.
Don't see it if Program notes say the playwright has a PhD in something or other and it shows - it's a bunch of unintelligible mumbling with no purpose.
"The play treats its characters as caricatures of frenzied backwoods folk, never eliciting the empathy one should feel in this Greek-like tragedy; twanging up a storm, the actors do their best with repetitive dialogue, a confusing story line and intermittent breaks into song. At the play’s contrived climax, Agatha warns young Kylie, 'Don’t look back. Leave now.' One feels the same way exiting the theater."
"It’s the sort of show where not much happens, but there’s beauty in what’s given. As the mother-daughter leads, Kelly and Hileman's nuanced performances give us two of the most wonderfully backwoods individuals possible…In moments of violence, we don’t observe any wear to the body or any blood spilt. Choosing not to include anything makes such moments comedic and wholly unbelievable...Budgetary concerns aside, 'Kerrmoor' is a well-performed piece with an intriguing premise."
"'Kerrmoor' is clear as a bell, aided by McCully’s sturdy, authentic performance in the central role...The dialogue rings with twang and rapture as Agatha’s daughter Lorna and Lorna’s half-sister Kylie get as wild and wide-eyed (and manipulative) as the girls in Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible.' The old faiths and bigotries run deep in this insular setting, and the earnest 'Kerrmoor' is a kind of exorcism...The single-minded protest and rites of 'Kerrmoor' run their swift course efficiently."
"The text, especially early on, is sparse, not to mention stingy with the exposition. Even by the end you may find yourself wanting just a little more in the way of development (and maybe a little less repetition of some details). Lots of provocative ideas are in the air; not all of them get enough focus. And the horror genre touches don't always click neatly into place. Still, the play exerts a steady pull as it unfolds, painting a creepy portrait of prideful insularity."
"All three actresses give captivating performances…McCully wears her role like a second skin. She wrote this character and knows exactly how to make Agatha and her pain real...Over the course of an hour, Agatha, Lorna, and Kylie strip themselves bare of all facades until we see them as they are. The transformations are beautiful and painful…'Kerrmoor' is a potent, haunting play; part love letter, part Dear John missive to the past and a place and to the people who remain stuck in both."