- Aly Kantor:19 Sep. 2023“ This fierce, raw coming-of-age drama is what young audiences deserve—though theatre-goers of all ages will surely relate to this uber-honest depiction of teenage transformation (and the humiliating yearning to make one's strange and shameful internal world visible). I was particularly taken by the chatroom scenes, which add a unique sense of theatricality while perfectly encapsulating Cleo's internal struggles with queerness, gender, and the assorted struggles of puberty. The piece is succinct, and every player has at least one incredible moment to shine and show off their range. This is a wonderfully wild, delightfully specific, but broadly relatable play! ”
- Mak Shealy:19 Sep. 2023“ Pluck is an exceptional exploration of the messiness and stark clarity of burgeoning teen identity. Cleo's journal entries are heartbreaking and beautiful and the depiction of the chatroom scenes perfectly encapsulates the particular loneliness and questioning Cleo is experiencing. There is a feeling of myth, of lore and of unsettling loss in this play. Like all of Rosenberg's work, I'm chomping at the bit to see this onstage! ”
- Liba Vaynberg:12 Jul. 2023“ This play is a fantastic exploration of adolescence and growth and the horrors and surprises of transformation and identity. Jan’s dialogue is so funny and sharp and honest, and the script is peppered with monologues that plumb the depths of the protagonist’s quest. And the mom is hilarious and fantastic. Saw it at the O’Neill twice! You can’t keep me away ❤️ ”
- Lenny30s-40s,,AnyMaleGuidance counselor. Also plays DADDY SAYZ, CIRCUS FREAK, and TYLER. Queer.
- Jessie35,,AnyFemaleThe twins' mother.
- Fox14,,AnyMaleSuper nerdy, super smart.
- Cleo14,,AnyFemaleCan be played by AFAB non-binary performer. Questioning her/their gender. Bea’s twin.
- Bea14,,AnyFemaleCleo's Twin.
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