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  • Jean Hartley Sidden:
    15 Jun. 2020
    “Abortion Road Trip” is a highly theatrical adventure about much more than getting an abortion, although that would be enough. Deep secrets between friends and family are revealed and faced head on as the young women make their way to New Mexico in a cab driven by a woman who has secrets of her own to add to the mix. There are enough abortions in the pasts of the characters, with all the justifications and ramifications examined and discussed. It’s a play that should be produced across the country.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    15 Oct. 2019
    Truly an awesome play--Lynett crafts several very compelling characters and places them in a potent and plausible situation. I love the way in which information is slowly revealed about various characters throughout (even to those related by blood and supposedly the closest!) through organic conversation and well used flashback and aside scenes. One of the play's biggest strengths is its totally human and humorous approach to big ideas and issues--it makes a political statement (several even) with a small and fairly self contained story. I would love to see this produced all over the country soon!
  • Cameron Houg:
    19 Jan. 2019
    This play is like a ticking time bomb. The closer we get to the characters, and the closer they get to their destination, the more the tension builds up. Ultimately though, it ends on a hopeful note.

    Truly a play about the things left unsaid. It's about characters who learn to be happy and who "celebrate the day they took their bodies back". Lovely, moving, funny, and relatable.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    9 Jan. 2019
    I love this play. It feels like you're sitting on the couch with your best friend talking about everything and nothing when you read it. The characters are so complex and compelling, I would sit through many a road trip with any of them. The theatricality of time and space in this play is so brilliant. It's funny and sad and it made me think of the women and girls I've been close to and hope that I've done okay by them when they needed me. Please please produce this play immediately, somewhere near me! Wonderful work.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    20 Mar. 2018
    I love this play and how theatrical it is - how it takes what could be a very static situation (a long road trip) - and turns it into a way to understand the lengths we have to go to to take care of ourselves today. I love the complexity of the choices these characters face. I would love to see this staged!
  • Taylor Hudson:
    31 Dec. 2017
    A smart, genuine, and fearless comedy that celebrates women; their failures, their triumph, their courage. Lynett skillfully keeps the tone light despite the "heavy" subject matter and weaves the separate stories of three women together seamlessly. Easy dialogue paired with smart theatrical devices turns an easily polarizing subject matter into a beautiful and important play.
  • Gina Femia:
    10 May. 2017
    What a ride! This play is fiercely funny and fearless, filled with well rounded female characters. I especially enjoyed the complex sister relationship at its core, as well as all the female voices that populate the play.
  • Ahna Dunn-Wilder:
    18 Mar. 2017
    This is a beautiful play. So amazing to read dialogue between women that is so real and effortless. I would very much like to produce this play.
    I don't love the title, but I think that's ok. It is very descriptive and will definitely tell audiences that this play deals with abortion, so chose to come accordingly.