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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    31 Oct. 2020
    Audrey Lang has written a beautiful play. Besides the solid scene work, there are these snowy/dreamy sequences of high school characters projecting for themselves a future that we all want them to have. Of course we know that life doesn't happen that way, so it's heart-breaking. But the life that fills all aspects of this play is enormously appealing!
  • Chambers Stevens:
    21 Sep. 2020
    Lets start with the title. So many plays have sucky titles. but don't you just love this one... "You Have to Promise"?
    I download the script and immediately love the way the words look on the page.
    Ms. Lang writes the way actors think. I started to read it out loud.
    And the emotion just leaps off the page.
    Right away I knew that Ms. Lang is a playwright to watch.
    That was my first thought. And my second was...someone needs to do this play.
    Can't wait to dive into the rest of Ms. Lang's work!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    21 Jun. 2020
    A beautiful play that explores so many intricate and well-rendered people and connections! Maeve and Nessa's relationship is painted here with a fine brush that honors their intelligence and individuality as humans, interrogates the relationship's strengths and limitations, and honors their obstacles while focusing on queer hope vs. tragedy. I appreciated the representation of multiple parental responses to their queer teens coming out, and the centering of healthy action steps in the face of adverse circumstances. This is a piece that should be read/consumed/performed by and for young folks (though it would also resonate with all ages). Wonderful!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    15 Jun. 2020
    A play that truly deserves to be in the high school theatre canon. It's just so honest in its depiction of foung love and parental struggles. Lang treats the lives of these seventeen year old with the seriousness and respect they deserve and how she allows the parent figure to not have her shit together at all times was so beautiful. PRODUCE THIS PLAY!!!
  • Michael Tricca:
    15 Jun. 2020
    You Have To Promise is an achingly beautiful piece, one in which the love the characters hold for each other radiates in every moment and glows in every silence. The dialogue is insightful and poignant; Lang has a way of making every word each character says, and everything they don't say, draw you in and capture your attention.
    Structurally, the play moves in a way which beguiles its audience with its turns. I was somehow thankful for the remote viewing; it let me gasp as loudly as I wanted in despair and cheer even louder in joy. Don't miss this.