To Richard!

ensemble theatre · pale horse craft · Ages 15+ · United States of America

world premiere
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SAM BYKER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
Fantastic — hilarious and affecting in equal parts (often at the same time), fast-paced, crisply written, and beautifully acted. This was the first time I've ever walked of a show wishing it had been twice as long. I hear this was the playwright's first play, which is stunning — wish I had that talent. Way exceeded expectations and couldn't recommend more.... full review
FRANKIE MACLAUGHLIN certified reviewer June 14, 2019
Jessica Moreno packs it all into this one hour dramedy about love, loss and friendship between strangers. No wonder Jessica got into the MFA screenwriting program at NYU with this one, because it's in a word: brilliant.... full review
JESSE PORTER certified reviewer June 25, 2019
A moving and hilarious one-act that delivers big laughs, creates genuine emotional impact, and leaves its audience wanting another hour with our characters. One of my favorite shows of Fringe 2019.... full review
JOE KILDUFF certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Very good writing and acting between Moreno and Romaniello. Good dialogue and moments of comedic relief intertwined with drama. I see this with my sister and niece and we all loved it. ... full review
HELEN BURAK certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: moving · affecting · incredible · Raw · honest · real · emotional · Beautiful · touching
Extraordinary. Relentlessly raw, honest, and moving, this is a beautiful piece of writing brought to life by two incredible performers. The writer has put her heart onto the stage - do not miss a chance to see it.... full review
SHANARA SANDERS certified reviewer June 28, 2019
This is REAL LIFE. An unlikely encounter between strangers that turns out to be just what both of them needed. The healing you need is not convenient and shows up at the damnedest time. I feel like Nas's "All I Need Is One Mic" is appropriate here because the setting is simple but the writing and performance hit hard like sweet 16 bars. School is in session and I'm here to learn! GO SEE THIS! As a matter of fact, whenever Jessica puts out anything, I'm copping a ticket coz this show exhibits the caliber of what she brings is always at a high level.... full review
TOBIN MITNICK certified reviewer June 30, 2019
tagged as: death hope humor
"To Richard" is a moving, impossibly entertaining portrait of two people in dire straits who discover the magic of connection. Moreno's writing is stellar and crisp, but, more importantly, deeply human and unsparing in its acknowledgement of the complexity of tragedy. Do not miss it--so incredibly psyched that it will be coming back for Encores!... full review
HEATHER DOWLING certified reviewer June 08, 2019
Congratulations Jessica Moreno - you've created a beautiful piece of theatre. This story was charming, challenging and a joy to witness. Yes, indeed, CHEERS 'To Richard.'... full review
VERONICA TJIOE certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: two-hander · empathy · fringe femmes · grief
A crisp and empathic script expertly performed by two precise, present, and generous actors. A lovely encounter that offers laugh out loud moments, tenderness, and the warmth of hope. It's so easy to fall in love with Andrew and Carol, and walk out with a little more compassion for everyone, including yourself.... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: death · life · humor · chance encounter · brillian
Death is not normally a funny topic, but the brilliance of the script and the shear power of the performances by writer/ director Jessica Durdock Moreno and Nicky Romaniello turn this somber subject into a hilarious romp.... full review