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  • Laura Zlatos:
    23 Apr. 2019
    A charming holiday play about marriage, cat pee, and our dependence on social media. Hoke weaves a new kind of Christmas story about a lonely and lovable luddite in the digital age that is both funny and heartwarming.
  • David Lee White:
    19 Feb. 2019
    A timely and VERY funny play about marriage, loneliness, the holidays and the lure of social media. Hoke creates a believable set of characters and relationships, then provides them with quick, funny dialogue to keep things buoyant. I laughed out loud several times while reading this. The script is family-friendly with just enough "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" moments to keep things from getting overly sentimental. It's clever, it's smart and would make a great alternative to more traditional holiday fare.
  • Dominica Plummer:
    28 Dec. 2018
    I loved this heart-warming play about empty nests, traveling husbands, incontinent cats, and the perils of social media. Donna Hoke gives us a seasonal, laugh out loud drama that feels utterly true to life, yet still manages to give us the happy ending that we all hope for at Christmas. Perfect!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    20 Dec. 2018
    What a lovely and relevant play! Truly, how is this not all over the stages of this nation? Modernizing the holiday spirit, Donna Hoke has crafted a fun yet meaningful story that is perfect for these times. I laughed and felt cozy. It felt like being under a blanket, with hot chocolate. In other words, what a perfect treat for this season!
  • Jean Hartley Sidden:
    18 Dec. 2018
    Finally a Christmas play that isn't constructed around the Christmas Carol dynamic: Rotten soul is rehabilitated into generous, warm hearted soul. Instead we have a couple whose marriage is thrown off by the wife's adjustment to her daughter's absence, great friends, a cat and a husband who rallies, finally, to pick out the perfect gift. Hoke's dialogue is merry and bright and her gift for humor moves this play quickly through a rough Christmas season to a loving family reunion.
  • Julie Zaffarano:
    15 Dec. 2018
    Funny, sweet, and nostalgic — everything you want in a holiday play. The struggle of keeping truly connected in a world of technology is real — and beautifully resolved in this play. Donna Hoke is a genius.
  • Karen Fix Curry:
    10 Dec. 2018
    A really fun romp through the world of empty nesting, smart phones, and learning to appreciate what you have right at home.
  • Stephen Kaplan:
    1 Aug. 2015
    Quirky and laugh out loud funny, it really nails our reliance on and addiction to social media and how it affects the reality of our lives.