Reviews for Closer Than You Think
"Stories of prodigal sons and sibling rivalries have always made for good drama, the real surprise in Closer Than You Think is showing how track and field can make for compelling musical theatre. Expertly directed by Jessica Bashline, the show makes great use of the space at The Sheen Center’s Black Box Theater....Musical director Bryan Wade leads the orchestra who execute Brett Kristofferson’s sweet score to perfection."
--Stagebuddy, Jose Solis click here for the full review
Reviews for Hot Season
"Hot Season, a new play by Evan Mueller, is guaranteed to give you chills like you've never had before."
--StageBuddy, Glenn Quentin
"Hot Season is life in a vacuum, and examines what we must do when our lives and our world are at stake… I won’t go into further detail, so as not to ruin the suspense of this thrilling piece. As the great horror film director Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement.'
The excellent direction by Kevin Kittle… Ben Williams designed a remarkable set… The Sound Design and Original Music by Ryder McNair were excellent—filmic, even… Look to Hot Season for fear, lots of fun, impressive production quality, and most of all, horror."
--NYTheater Now, Monica, Trausch click here for the full review
"Hot Season is disturbingly realistic and plausible, as are the performances by the excellent cast under the direction of Kevin J. Kittle."
--Talking Broadway, Howard Miller
"Hot Season is only superficially about the Red Death. It has you laughing out loud at the playful antics among the core family. The “daughters of the house” spice up the action with sexual flavors and sly observation. The characters are genuine; you believe them as they poke and prod each other, sometimes with a tickle, sometimes a thrust… We care about these people, and we feel we know them. The writing is snappy and fast…subtly laced with wonderful classic references..."
--The Front Row Center, Kathleen Campion
Reviews for The Drowning Girls
The Drowning Girls nominated for a NY Innovative Theater Award
3 1/2 stars from the NYPOST!
Beautifully staged by Jessica Bashline and performed by its trio of talented young actresses, “The Drowning Girls” hauntingly gives voices to these tragic victims while providing sharp insights about the Edwardian-era society that repressed them. click here for the full review
Our rave review on Backstage.com
'The Drowning Girls' Takes Your Breath Away
With a capable cast and an evocative staging, Strange Sun Theater’s “The Drowning Girls” breathes vivid life and cheeky humor into the true story of the Brides in the Bath Murders. click here for the full review
Kate Danson in the NY Post- talking Drowning Girls
Kate Danson, 33, will likely be getting a lot more name recognition now that she’s making her off-Broadway debut in “The Drowning Girls.
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Our review on theateronline.com
The acting is top-notch: a fine blend of vulnerability and strength pouring out of each performer. The action is meticulously and masterfully blocked by director Jessica Bashline. The constant movement only enhances the absolute whirlwind these women experienced upon marrying George. click here for the full review
Times Square Chronicle Review!
In and out of the tubs the woman share their vulnerable isolation and a willingness not wanting to see the writing on the tubs in front of them. The talented cast plays the other people in their lives including their husband. These three work seamlessly together and are a talented, if not disillusioned bunch.