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  • Steven G. Martin:
    27 Nov. 2019
    "Talking Points" has a terrific premise and has warm humor. Family coming together to emotionally support family. Hayet has written a winning Thanksgiving comedy.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 May. 2019
    How wonderful. Despite his best attempts to keep things down to nuts and bolts, a heartwarming family Thanksgiving moment is shared. Truly wonderful for any time of year.
  • Kara Emily Krantz:
    3 Jan. 2019
    Ha! Yes! Delightful from open to close. Succinct, silly, charming, witty, intelligent, and sure to resonant with anyone who has experienced a breakup. Or a family. Or existential angst, or any mixture thereof. Hayet keeps a great pace, moving us seamlessly through various emotions. Wonderful piece! I also love that there is flexible casting, as one could certainly get creative with the staging of this short, whimsical play.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    8 Dec. 2018
    I had the pleasure of seeing this play as a part of the City Theatre Winter Shorts Festival 2018 in Miami, and it is a delight. A Thanksgiving dinner that is -- at least to one member of the family -- planned out only to go off the rails with the hilarious results and heart-string tugs that only a real family can produce. Yes, it's a holiday play, but it would be a joy to see it any time of year.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    5 Sep. 2018
    What a charmer! Right from the get-go, Hayet's humor grabs you -- I love that this short play is packed with family farce, stuffed with character and hilarious dynamics. It's such a clever idea, and Hayet hits just the right notes. In an evening of short works, this one would be a standout: Totally relatable and endearing!
  • Emily Hageman:
    8 Jul. 2018
    Absolutely adorable. Hayet has won my heart over with this precious little play. There is so much love and sweetness in this play and if you read it (or see it) and don't immediately go, "awww," then I am sorry to inform you that you are broken. The whole play is sweet and funny and quirky, but what's really special about it is Grandma's speech at the end--which is simply one of the loveliest speeches I've ever read in a play. Funny and economical, this is a delightful ten minute play that would be great for any festival.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    7 May. 2018
    A short, but very sweet play about a Thanksgiving dinner that does NOT do disastrously! While the main character is in a crisis, it was a nice touch that he was able to discuss it with his family without it dissolving into chaos. The character of Grandma also had several funny moments. Nice little play!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    16 Apr. 2018
    Any play that can put tears in my eyes in under ten pages is special, this one did it more than once, and I was just reading it to myself in my office. This play would rock a holiday festival, as it is as funny as it is touching and sweet. Really well written, Grandma's for the win!
  • Claudia Haas:
    8 Apr. 2018
    I now think every Thanksgiving dinner should start with each family member reciting a prepared statement on a notecard. This romantic-anti-romantic comedy is a charmer. I love how when it veers on sweetness (and Grandma's monologue touches ye olde heartstrings), it changes course. It's brimming over with love, silliness and cranberry stuffing. Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving to me.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    5 Apr. 2018
    This play is so freakin sweet! Jeeze louise. Hayet never fails to make me laugh (this play had me laughing at the very first line), but there is a depth of familial love and understanding in this piece that pushes his normal wit and timing into a different dimension. It's just charming. And gosh, don't we all wish we could have a brief, succinct press conference with family after a significant life event?

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