Reviews

The Boston Globe on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“‘Cardboard Piano’ still manages to achieve a potent resonance, due in no small part to the fact that the play focuses so intently, and laudably, on the destructive impact and lingering wounds caused by homophobia.”

Broadway World on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“Director Benny Sato Ambush (The Whipping Man, Thurgood) is the right man for the job as he focuses attention squarely on the human strengths and frailties that drive the actions of the characters.”

TheaterMirror on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“Scenic Designer Jon Savage, Lighting Designer Scott Pinkney and Sound Designer Dewey Dellay contribute greatly to the verisimilitude of the Ugandan township, where child soldiers and anti-homosexual laws can tragically co-exist.”

The ArtFuse on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“…the New Repertory Theatre’s New England premiere production of Cardboard Piano is of real interest. “

Boston Theatre Wings on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“By analogy, this thoughtful play asks, will understanding and compassion repair a Uganda torn apart by bigotry and violence?”

South Shore Critic on ‘Cardboard Piano’

“Of the seven roles portrayed in this mounting, the most memorable is that of Cognata’s depiction of Ruth, who ably expresses her growing realization of what has occurred in the past that is so profoundly echoed…

WGBH’s Jared Bowen on ‘Heartland’

“It’s a weighty subject matter but told in a very personal and compelling way.”

Broadway World on “Still Standing”

“With songs, wit, and a powerful message of resilience, Hollander represents something far greater than mere survival when she takes the stage in New Rep’s BlackBox Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.”

New England Theatre Geek on ‘Still Standing’

“She’s an inspiration to anyone seeking the courage to be themselves.”

Bay Windows on ‘Still Standing’

“‘Still Standing’ may be a highly personal work but the solo show’s revealing subtitle “A Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes” immediately identifies it as an advisory for anyone dealing with a formidable moment of truth.”