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JENNIFER KNIGHTON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
I went in not knowing what to expect. I know one of the actresses, I had heard reviews, but nothing could really spoil this performance. The writing was good, the acting was great. I recommend seeing it for yourself - you'll appreciate it. ... full review
SAVANNAH DOOLEY uncertified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: elegant · witty · tender · complicated
This show about three generations of highly intelligent, relentlessly ambitious women is luminous. A tight, simply but elegantly staged production that needs almost no set. I'd never read Lee Blessing's work before-- the script is beautifully written. I was expecting a heavy family drama, which in a way, this is-- but I was surprised to find it full of hilarious moments as well. The actors live up to the material, each bringing her own unique style. You forget you're watching three women of roughly the same age as they fully inhabit their roles of brightly eccentric grandmother, quietly struggling mother and precocious, wounded daughter. See this, y'all.... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 23, 2015
Sometimes you walk blind into a show, and just have to hope that you enjoy it. If only it turned out this well for me every time. El (for short) is a marvelous and engaging story of three extraordinary women that grabs you in the first moment and simply doesn't let go until the end. For although these women are extraordinary (and extraordinarily well-played by the trio of actresses that make up the cast) their struggles are very relatable. Not everyone has a spiritualist mother, but everyone has a relative that is a complicated blend of embarrassing and ebullient. Most of us enjoy(ed) a challenging relationship with our parents or children (or both), just as these women do. And so it is easy to join them through their trials and tri... full review
SHIRLEY DOUGHERTY certified reviewer June 25, 2015
So glad I braved the traffic to see this meaningful and beautiful play-- with a lot of humor too. Beautiful performances by the three women which make up the cast. Sorry I did not get to give accolades also to the director Thurs. evening. Only one chance left to see this show Sat , June 27th at 6 pm. GO!! Shirley Dougherty ... full review
MEGAN FRANCES uncertified reviewer June 26, 2015
Great writing...Great cast...Great time. Brava ladies! Be sure to catch this show!... full review
LINDA SERRATO certified reviewer June 28, 2015
tagged as: family · women
Definitely one of the best shows I've seen this fringe. The three actresses are fantastic with great direction that really brought out the script. The script kept me on the edge of my seat. ... full review
DEREK MAZZEO certified reviewer June 28, 2015
tagged as: minimalist · women · black box
Incredibly strong performances all around. Worth the price of admission and then some!... full review