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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 May. 2021
    A powerful look at the affects of trauma and abuse as one finds their way toward a new way to live. Well done.
  • Ryan Bernsten:
    2 Jun. 2020
    I was fortunate enough to see an early production of this play at KC Rep, and it was more than worth another read. The way the trauma of the past unflinchingly unfolds into the drama of the present is unexpected, often funny, and always courageous. It meticulously takes on the responsibility of painting a fully-realized picture of abuse and trauma unfolding from childhood and manifesting in adulthood with care while always staying inherently dramatic.
  • Michele Travis:
    1 Jun. 2020
    This play is tough and funny, with language that is poetic and then sometimes as harsh as a slap in the face. The sisters' complicated relationships with each other, their partners, and their past literally combust. Stacey Rose's writing moves assuredly from kitchen-sink realism to hallucinatory fantasy and back again; it's a fantastic work.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    17 Apr. 2020
    This play is like receiving a wave of emotions all at once. You're left trying to navigate everything you've taken in and can't come to anything remotely close to the peace you had before experiencing LEGACY LAND. Masterfully written and pulsing with so much heart and soul. Stacey Rose is at the absolute top of her game with this play. It dives deeply into the heart of abuse and generational trauma. It will make you laugh and cry and make you go back to re-read parts with new eyes after revelations are laid bare. A magnificent play. A marvel.
  • David Beardsley:
    10 Apr. 2020
    I saw the KC Rep stream of Legacy Land (Logan Vaughn, dir.). It's remarkable, powerful, haunting, funny, unflinching, courageous. It's hard to watch, but so beautifully crafted I didn't want it to end. The dreamscapes and memory moments are strange and compelling, bringing the most painful elements of this play front and center--live theatre at its most visceral best. The characters are flawed and damaged and strong. Barbara is a role for the ages. This play deserves to have a very long life on the stage and should earn the highest accolades available to truly great drama, because it's great.
  • Karen Saari:
    4 Apr. 2020
    This play's impact cuts deep and powerfully. It shows us how the trauma inflicted on abuse victims can manifest itself in ways that we don't often get to see in stories that deal with this topic. Barbara is imperfect, brave and terrified and a compelling heroine.
  • Rachel Lynett:
    6 Nov. 2019
    This is the kind of play you have to read twice. I have never read a play that so accurately portrays generational trauma so well while simultaneously being so...sexy. This is an incredible, challenging new play that deserves to be produced all over the country.