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  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 May. 2021
    A powerful and moving look at working through grief and coming to grips with loss through unlikely friendship. Well done.
  • Chandler Hubbard:
    17 Oct. 2020
    A story about what stories we tell, who we tell them to, what we censor and what we reveal. A delicate and jarring exploration of grief.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    4 Mar. 2020
    I don't many playwrights that write about the complicated relationships between fathers and sons as well as Yilong Liu. This play at times feels like your typical "opposites attract" buddy comedy but it's also really diving into some deep waters pertaining to identity, heritage and the sacrifices we make for family. The use of technology and social media in this play is pure genius and heartbreaking. Can't wait to see this produced.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    20 Feb. 2020
    A gorgeous, humorous, and highly theatrical play about grief. Raymond and Andrew are the unlikeliest of friends who clearly need what one another has to offer to come to terms with the loss of their shared loved one. Liu tackles universal sentiments about grief while also telling a very specific and layered story that shows how intersecting identities and clashing cultures and cultural values inform one's processing of personal events. Liu also manages to establish a strong grounding of place in New York without the contrived feel of some plays set in that notable global metropolis. Produce it soon/often!
  • John Bavoso:
    18 Jan. 2020
    Fantastic and fantastical, THE BOOK OF MOUNTAINS AND SEAS is a warm and funny exploration of grief, parent-child relationships, cultural and generational divides, and what we owe to one another. I instantly fell in love with the characters and found them to be relatable yet full of individual quirks. A joy to read and, I hope, to one day see on stage as well!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    23 Nov. 2019
    A beautiful play. Filled with humor and heart. It breaks your heart quite a bit as well. There's a ton to dig into theatrically, a lot the playwright has left designers to imagine and play with. A look at loss and grief, culture clashing, and what parents can expect from their children, even after they've died. Highly recommend for reading and producing.
  • Adam Szymkowicz:
    2 May. 2019
    Funny and beautiful
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    28 Mar. 2019
    This play was a FINALIST for the 2019-2020 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support THE BOOK OF MOUNTAINS AND SEAS.
  • Angelica Howland:
    7 Dec. 2018
    Such a beautiful tale about working through grief and the stories we tell to create a balm for the pain. The Book of Mountains and Seas was a 3rd round semi-finalist for the 2019 Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre and we are pleased to recommend this play.
  • Jennifer Kokai:
    19 Sep. 2018
    I read this play and recommended it for an award at one point. It was outstanding. Funny, and emotionally rich, and had such a great premise. Highly recommend.

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