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  • Elizabeth A. M. Keel:
    17 Feb. 2021
    This was an incredibly rich and rewarding epic. I always start a play *hoping* it will come to life on the page, and House of Joy delivers from the first moment. The intersection of romance, action, complicated friendship, and adventure is gorgeously spiced by the complex inner world of the Harem. Thank you for posting!
  • Danielle Ward:
    16 Nov. 2018
    This is an epic adventure story with strong women at the core that is ripe with rich theatrical possibilities. Anyone who has read it here raves about it.
  • Diana Burbano:
    29 Jul. 2018
    Completely kick ass piece of action and adventure, with woman leads, a gripping story, and a great delve into a historical period I didn't know much about. This play not only centers the female narrative, it does it while being wildly entertaining.
  • Adam Szymkowicz:
    19 Feb. 2018
    This play is so much fun! And funny and touching and exciting! Read it.
  • Danielle Mohlman:
    25 Oct. 2017
    Madhuri Shekar has a gift for world building. Her words transformed eight actors into a 1600s harem. Shekar created a village filled with duty, betrayal, and romance. At the end of the play, I was left with one resonating thought about this harem: it's badass. And before House of Joy, I had no idea a harem could make me feel that way. I was fortunate enough to see a reading of House of Joy in Seattle last night and I cannot wait to see this play fully realized -- fight sequences and all.