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  • Brian James Polak:
    16 Mar. 2019
    I love this play about the changing world around us and how those changes are experienced by a person at the intersection of childhood and adulthood. Caridad is a stage poet and Red Bike has a huge amount of heart and plenty of humor. Just like life, it is full of races down steep hills, confusion, joy, and wonder.
  • National New Play Network:
    21 Jan. 2019
    RED BIKE by Caridad Svich is receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Pygmalion Productions (Salt Lake City, UT), Simpatico Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH), and The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, RI).
  • Gage Tarlton:
    28 Aug. 2018
    Svich has such a firm grasp on the handles of her storytelling that one can't help but be in awe of her creation. She holds the secret to our childhood. She has the ability to take us on the most beautiful journey of our youth through her simple and poetic and heart-wrenching language. It was a privilege to go on this ride. This was my first time experiencing Svich's work and I can't wait to go on more adventures with her leading the way.
  • Greg Burdick:
    23 Jun. 2018
    Svich takes us on a nostalgic ride through what could be modern-day Detroit. Or maybe any former steel town giant. Or anywhere an 11-year old kid dares to dream Tour de France big. Poetically spare yet lyrically rich, RED BIKE is a play I dearly hope to experience live one day soon. And I may not be the first to say it, but yes... I absolutely envy what she’s created here. Beautifully crafted.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    12 Jun. 2018
    What more can be said about this haunting and absolutely stunning work by playwright extraordinaire Caridad Svich? Poetic beauty? Check. Hypnotic storyline? Double check. Effective and sobering commentary on our western culture at multiple classes? Checkaroo. A moving story from the perspective and wild imaginations of children in danger? Oh my gosh, yes. Why are you reading this recommendation when you can be reading RED BIKE??? Enjoy it. Relish it. See yourself in it. See your family in it. Let yourself wonder what you are doing and what can be done as we watch our culture decaying. Read it now!
  • Emily Hageman:
    10 Jun. 2018
    RED BIKE is a work of art. It is both an extended allegory and a play that rips so real that you can nearly taste it. It is poetry, but it is dialogue. It is absolutely fascinating and to see this staged would be breathtaking. This play needs to be staged MORE with inventive actors, directors, and designers and then people need to sit and watch it so they can learn and understand and feel and CHANGE. Svich is incredibly brave and her courage flings itself directly into the heart with each page. Highly, highly recommended.
  • Hallie Palladino:
    8 May. 2018
    This play is stunningly beautiful. I saw a reading of the one character version last night at Jackalope. Svich captures a moment in childhood where dreams collide with future realities. The play is a devastating meditation on inequality, greed and consumer culture as seen through the eyes of a child grappling with the gulf between potential and opportunity. The story is dynamic, nuanced and beautifully layered. Svich's poetry and imagery are breathtaking.
  • National New Play Network:
    15 Dec. 2017
    This play was featured at NNPN’s 2017 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Bostin Christopher:
    24 Sep. 2017
    beautiful in its complex simplicity. can’t wait to see this one staged in all manor of possibilities.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    19 Sep. 2017
    A necessary play for our current age!! Told through the perspective of an 11 year old, Svich uses beautiful poetry to paint an image of what America was, is and can be. A play that should be done in big theaters and on street corners.

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