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  • Matthew Weaver:
    9 Mar. 2017
    Heartwrenching, full of complications and ultra topical. Tackles controversy head-on, never flinches, even if the characters do. Characters are well-drawn, multi-dimensional, and Wyndham allows them to not be sympathetic. Added bonus: We get Vito's presentation on platypuses. Daring, daring play. Cannot use the term 'thought-provoking' enough.
  • David C. Tucker:
    17 Nov. 2015
    Wyndham's play is smart, sharp, and thought-provoking. His distinctive characters face moral choices, and respond to them in ways that will captivate and engage an audience. The playwright grabs your attention from the opening scene, and never lets go.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    1 Aug. 2015
    This play moves breathtakingly fast but still does a fine job of fully developing the characters and relationships. The pace sweeps you along and you genuinely get to understand the people, the story, and the achingly difficult choices they face.
  • Arthur M Jolly:
    27 Jul. 2015
    This is a huge, sprawling play - a drama of scope, both in its subject matter and its deep understanding. If you are looking for a play that sweeps your audience up and carries them along on an emotional ride, I recommend reading this one. Mid-size cast, with some powerful roles for strong actors.
  • Hope Villanueva:
    21 Jul. 2015
    Wyndham has created a story of a very personal choice that moves with an exciting pace and a mix of characters not normally thrown into this kind of plot. Allegra has a rich and complexly human life and has to weigh so many things that it seems almost impossible to put herself first. A play about the struggle between what the world thinks you should do and listening to your own truths. A casting challenge, but wonderfully worthwhile piece.
  • Ian Thal:
    19 Jul. 2015
    ALLEGRA GRAY treats the protagonist's decision to either keep or abort a pregnancy as a very personal drama: As a local celebrity, she is forced not only consider how her decision will affect her family, but her career, and ability to live in her city, as she becomes the target both of well-wishers and advocacy groups unafraid to engage in public shaming. Wyndham's play avoids simple moralizing, rather dealing with how individuals must navigate the myriad balance ethical demands they can only face on their own.
  • Jean Hartley Sidden:
    18 Jul. 2015
    Wyndham has a gift for detail as he eloquently examines every aspect of one of our world's most controversial subjects. His play is populated with damaged yet loving characters all trying their best to do what is right. The play is current, important and boldly political.
  • Diana Burbano:
    14 Jul. 2015
    Riveting. An extremely difficult topic handled with realism and wit. Allegra is a fantastic character for actresses "of a certain age" She's complex, profane and driven, but you root for her. She's a beautifully drawn woman, very layered and nuanced. The character of Vito has Down Syndrome. The playwright asks for the character to be cast with an actor who also has Downs. In doing so he has given the role of a lifetime to that actor. Vito is fully rounded, never "cute". And so, so believable.