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  • DC Cathro:
    4 Jul. 2020
    Mystery! Mayhem! Mirth! And more than a few hilarious twists! This dark comedy from the mind of Doug DeVita rollicks along like a rollercoaster. A fun show with roles for actors hungry to chew on some scenery. Delightful!
  • Tyler Joseph Rossi:
    28 May. 2020
    A dark, deliciously twisted comedy. Any lover of mythology will have a great time finding allusions throughout the play. I know I did! It has some really wonderful roles in here for LGBTQ+ actors to boot. Plenty of surprises in store for readers and audience members alike. The thing I loved most, though, I have to say is the wit.

    Oh, the wit of this play. Well done, Mr. DeVita.
  • Tristen Canfield:
    11 May. 2020
    A little sordid, a lot of fun; Doug DeVita puts the dark and twisted in light comedy with this intriguing romp through the strange minds and perverse desires that drive the Goddess of the Hunt!
  • Eytan Deray:
    2 May. 2020
    A delightfully bonkers and smart throwback screwball comedy that revels in its dark wit and satiric humor! Mad props to Doug DeVita!
  • Daniel Prillaman:
    2 May. 2020
    Never has Hemingway struck a grander, or more off-putting, shadow. DeVita’s farce fires on all cylinders, giving the audience a world both darkly madcap and beautifully real. We cannot help ourselves being pulled along for the ride as Diana whisks Charlie into her well-laid traps, and the twists and turns never fail to stop or satisfy. Part screwball comedy of old, part mythological fable, and with excellent roles for older and LGBTQ actors, this is a piece to knock you off your feet. I would love to see it on its own.
  • Scott Sickles:
    21 Apr. 2020
    A hilarious international romp reminiscent of films in the 60s like CHARADE, with its predeliction for style and cattiness. What starts out as a story of friendship frustrated by unrequited love is quickly transformed into a high-fashion HGTV Homo Noir that takes bold turns to the truly twisted! It’s an unbridled trope-fest with meaty roles for a daring cast.
  • John Bavoso:
    19 Apr. 2020
    With GODDESS OF THE HUNT, DeVita has created a delightfully over-the-top, campy, farce with touches of real queer life, including the stereotypical straight woman who collects gay men like Pokémon and young gay men hunting for rich daddies. While there’s a lot of fun to be had in matching up elements of the story to the their mythological counterparts, Classical knowledge isn’t at all a prerequisite to enjoying this darkly comic romp about the dangers of not truly knowing who your “friends” on social media are.
  • Larry Rinkel:
    8 Apr. 2020
    Diana was of course the Roman goddess of the hunt, and DeVita has re-created her as the archetypal predator who uses busts of Papa Hemingway to get her kicks spying on gay men having sex. This is a wonderfully deft farce full of unexpected twists and turns as Ms. Black-White and her murderous, amoral partner Percy seem at long last to be vanquished, only to re-emerge like the phoenix. Not the least of its pleasures are the effortless dialogue, the visuals referencing social media, and the precisely imagined locations centered (though not exclusively) on NYC. Kir Royale, anybody?
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    4 Apr. 2020
    A twisty (and twisted) dark comedy involving some very twisty (and twisted) characters. With breezy dialogue and a twisty (and twisted) plotline, DeVita has crafted a cool satire about the darkness that underlies what we choose to post on our social media pages.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    19 Mar. 2020
    This fun play is a mix of "Dangerous Liaisons," an episode of "Law & Order," and an Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller all masterfully put together to keep you guessing all the way through. It would be so much fun to see this on the stage and watch every twist -- and twisted -- turn. It's hard to say which part I liked the best: the dialogue, the characters, or the inventive setting and design, so I just have to say I loved it all.

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