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  • Elisabeth Giffin Speckman:
    25 Jun. 2021
    An astonishingly beautiful play. Moving, poetic, real, and raw, this play deserves production after production.
  • Natalia Lugo:
    2 Feb. 2021
    Utilizing Greek Mythology in plays can be so exciting to witness. The fourth wall is broken masterfully throughout your writing! I was never once bored when reading this piece because of how outside-the-box its concept could be when staged.
  • Jackson Castello:
    23 Dec. 2020
    This is such a beautiful piece. Do yourself a favor and read this play. The premise is creative and original, and the execution is flawless!
  • Samantha Marchant:
    23 Dec. 2020
    This script shifts with ease. I enjoyed the line about Persephone being a goddess and Jill being a nursery-rhyme character, it's packed with so much this play is about - fate, disappointment, motherhood, relationships. Great!
  • Jack Levine:
    29 Oct. 2020
    JENNIFER O’GRADY’s play is magnificent! The circle of life is so much a part of this moving play. A man tragically loses his wife; his young son loses his mother. Each needs to cope. In this play, “Persephone” - the name of the deceased - finds a way to help from the after-world. I love this play and want to see it performed on stage.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    22 Aug. 2020
    SUCH a beautiful play that is emotionally resonant and theatrical. The final moments are stunning.
  • Maximillian Gill:
    22 Aug. 2020
    This play feels so much bigger than its short length. The themes of loss and renewal, the fully rounded characters--each with their own arcs--the mythic layer, all are packed into a piece that takes us on an emotionally rich and rewarding journey in a short span of time. What O'Grady is able to achieve here is simply astonishing.
  • John Bavoso:
    22 Aug. 2020
    This is a beautifully poignant play about how our relationships transcend death and the need for the living to go on. O'Grady has created such well-rounded, authentic characters within a world of the supernatural, all within 10 pages. Highly recommended!
  • Zach Wobensmith:
    19 Aug. 2020
    What a lovely play, with real presence of mind, clarity and heart from beginning to end. It's always interesting to see a new perspective on an old tale about death and the afterlife, in a way that sheds new light on the topic and appeals to a modern audience. I'm not at surprised at all by the attention it's receiving, and I look forward to seeing more of her work.
  • Arianna Rose:
    10 Aug. 2020
    An absolute stunner of a play about love, loss, and the everlife. What Jennifer O'Grady accomplishes in ten minutes is remarkable. I didn't want the play to end. PERSEPHONE has had several productions and been published and I can see why! While Persephone may never have wanted to be named after a goddess, her actions are nothing short of god-like, no small feat for a professed atheist. Read it, weep, laugh, you'll be a changed human being and the better for having read this jewel of a play.

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