At the start of the show, I was immediately draw in to what would be a gripping performance all around. Each actor was brilliantly cast and committed to bringing Jess Shoemaker’s fierce words to life. The simplicity of the set allowed all the intricacies of the actors’ choices to shine. Particularly sharp was Jessica Pohly as Madea. Her ferocious take was mixed with a charming vulnerability, making it impossible to look away from her commanding performance. Emily Fisher, Josey Montana McCoy, Josie Adams, and Paul Culos all deserve high praise as well for their passionate and spot on portrayals. I look forward to seeing more of Jess Shoemaker’s work, as well as seeing what other outstanding productions The Los Angeles New Court Theatre has in store for us in the near future. Well done!