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  • Donna Gordon:
    14 Dec. 2019
    A good spy tale in the WWII genre. This story moves with an exciting, sometimes erratic pace and dialogue. I would imagine Nancy's life was most enjoyed at this accelerated pace, so this is true to her character. Bublitz makes unimaginable risk taking accessible and believable. Without hyperbole, Bublitz's rendering is an apt tribute to a fascinating woman. We get the inimitable courage of this heroine. What a treat to see this staged.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    22 Oct. 2018
    What a thrilling play to read. Based
    on the real life spy Nancy Wake Bublitz crafts one heck of a full-length drama that is rich with historic details and wonderful characters and dialogue. This play zings along and would make for an exciting night of theatre. Once a Spy would make a welcome addition to any theatre’s season and I would be the first in line for a front tow seat.
  • Rachel Bykowski:
    7 Mar. 2018
    Does a real "Wonder Woman" exist? Once A Spy proudly proclaims, YES! Bublitz shines a light on a little known hero during World War II, Nancy Wake. However, Bublitz does not shy away from making Nancy a truly dimensional character: she is vulnerable and strong; neither ALL good or ALL bad. Nancy is a human being with a courageous spirit.
    As a 20% Theatre Company Chicago member, we are so excited to be presenting this play as part of our DarkRoom New Play Development Series. Bublitz creates an exciting play that reminds us that women are more than one thing
  • David Hansen:
    19 Apr. 2017
    Bublitz's biographical piece on the WWII experiences of Nancy Wake, member of French Resistance, is brisk and exciting. Told in brief episodes, our heroine handles many dangerous situations with confidence and determination. The play has many characters, but Bublitz has written it so that it can be performed by as few as six performers. It would make for excellent high school productions; thrilling and with strong historical context. The feminist angle is important, too.