Reviews for 'Katherine'
"Carney’s ace-in-the-hole is Beckwith, who is expertly guided by Wolber and gives a knockout, nuanced performance in each scene. Shifting accents, eras, and personalities in moments, and somehow making it look effortless, Beckwith navigates a broad expanse of emotional terrain, using her wide, expressive eyes to land a joke, or convey disdain, love, desperation, wonder, or pain. She wrings every comic opportunity from Carney’s script, and thanks to Wolber’s thoughtful blocking, Beckwith’s stage movements feel natural while preventing the play from becoming visually static. - Jenn McKee, Encore Michigan
IT'S ALL THEATRE
"'Katherine' is a wonderfully rewarding play about five fascinating women with an unparalleled zest for life, and for that they are extremely lovable.The story of Carney’s play is richly told. It’s intelligent and creative, the audience often required to piece together facts that are occasionally held back only to be disclosed at a later time. Director David Wolber never allows Beckwith to become stagnant, constantly moving her about the stage, bare except for the occasional place for the actor to sit. The show should not be missed.
" - Daniel Skora, It'sAllTheatre.com
"all of these women are played by a single actress, Melissa Beckwith, who brings distinct personality traits, quirks and body language to each one. Brava. “Katherine” is directed by David Wolber, who directed “The War Since Eve,” and who can always be trusted to find the right pacing and tonality for offbeat new works that defy easy categorization." - Patty Nolan
DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA
"It is impressive enough when one actor — in this case, the supremely versatile Melissa Beckwith — carries an entire show. When the same actor plays five different roles characterizing five very different women ... to call it impressive would be an understatement." - Ronelle Grier