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  • Jeff Perlman:
    23 Mar. 2021
    Beautifully written
  • Alyssa Haddad:
    23 Mar. 2021
    A beautifully written, stunning and honest depiction of coming of age and love. I was absolutely captivated through the entire read.
  • Vince Gatton:
    14 Mar. 2021
    Absolutely gorgeous. The frictions between these four terrific characters are made all the more poignant by the understanding and compassion Audrey Lang brings to each of their perspectives. The yearning romantic hope that drives her teen protagonists jumps off the page, as do their flaws and failings; and the frustrations and needs of a younger sister and supposedly wicked stepmother are given no less weight and care. With dialogue that’s both solidly realistic and endlessly expressive, this wonderfully humane story masterfully evokes all the feelings it aims for, and then some. Brava.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    20 Feb. 2021
    This play has great heart and a poetic voice. The voices and dreams of the young people in this play are honest and lovely. I think young people will genuinely connect with this script, so read and produce it!
  • Hayley St. James:
    30 Jan. 2021
    A gently powerful queer coming-of-age story, beautifully and poetically told. Audrey Lang’s work holds you in the palm of its hand and doesn’t let go. I loved it.
  • Gina Femia:
    22 Dec. 2020
    Wow, I love this play. My heart needed this play. It's a beautiful, delicate, powerful piece about love, this is such a special piece.
  • 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!!!

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