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  • Cavan Hallman:
    18 Jun. 2020
    We produced a reading of "Alligator" for Mirrorbox Theatre's "Out the Box" series, and wow. I'd ask... what if Tennessee Williams kept pushing boundaries another 30 years by continuing to explore Southern characters living on the edges of society? That's where this play is. Lyrical and unflinching in its depiction of brutality, this piece gives discarded members of society an almost operatic kind of elevation. Check it out, the play is worth it!.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    23 Oct. 2018
    I loved this play at New Georges! It still haunts me to this day - the language and the world, but mostly the characters and their desperate straits, the needs, thirst and longing in the play, but mostly how the women exist in spite of every possible reason not to, their will to go on was unforgettable.
  • John Britton Buttrill:
    20 Feb. 2018
    I saw this production at New Georges and was absolutely blown away. A Southern Gothic magical realism wrestling match of family and longing. And the audience gets splashed by alligator wrestling.
  • Sean Pollock:
    16 Feb. 2018
    A gritty, rough around the edges examination of the human condition.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    7 Nov. 2017
    A strong examination of the human condition when the condition is a rough and harsh reality. I saw a powerful production of Bettis play last year, and while at first it didn't click, I've been haunted by its prose and power ever since. A great work which deserves another run.
  • Nicholas Orvis:
    16 Dec. 2016
    "Alligator" is one of those plays that rips you open and pulls out your heart. Bettis's language is profound and evocative, and the way that the script veers from surreal and magical to gritty and personal is both exhilarating and unnerving (in the best way). This is a script that combines the unthinkable with the extraordinary to make a new mythology, and it's incredible to watch.
  • Anne G. Morgan:
    1 May. 2015
    I love this play! Hilary has a unique and raw theatrical voice; this work manages to be wildly expansive and intimately compassionate.
  • Gwydion Suilebhan:
    9 Mar. 2015
    I've been in love with this play since I heard a reading of it at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. This is huge, poetic storytelling with real muscle by a writer with a profound American voice.
  • Paul Gabbard:
    10 Feb. 2015
    As a native Floridian, this is a driving piece of theatre that I can really connect with. It has that balance of beauty and grit that I look for when choosing a play to direct. It is on my directing wish list for sure.