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Death-Defying Escape – Reviews

Stage Raw
STAGE RAW TOP 10RECOMMENDED…compelling… a well-integrated combination of magic, comedy and poignancy.” —  Iris Mann, Stage Raw

Stage Raw Stages of Our Cities podcast
FASCINATING… really enjoyable, really uplifting, really moving… the magic gave it an extra layer of interest and spectacle… I thoroughly enjoyed it.” — Julia Stier, Stage Raw

Broadway World 
DAZZLINGCOMPELLING… [Carter is] a force to be reckoned with… A Death-Defying Escape affirms her skill as a playwright.” — Evan Henerson, Broadway World

The Forward
HYSTERICAL AND HARROWING… I gasped at the shocking conclusion—which I won’t spoil.” — Rob Eshman, The Forward

On Stage Los Angeles
AMAZINGWILL TOUCH YOUR HEART… Judy Carter and company never miss a beat… genuine pathos… GoJust go.” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

Theatre Notes
AMAZING, BRILLIANT, ACHINGLY FUNNY, POWERFULLY TRAGIC, WITH EYE-POPPING MAGIC TRICKS—oh, I could go on!… This is one of those times when ‘you just gotta see this show!!’” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

NOT TO BE MISSED… [Carter’s] perfect balance of magic, comedy, and storytelling, makes this a true gem of a play.” — Joe Mosqueda, Glamical

Wild About Houdini
FUNNY, MOVING AND FILLED WITH MAGIC.” — John Cox, Wild About Houdini

People’s World
INSPIRINGDARKLY FUNNY… The magic tricks performed live on stage are not just a sideshow but integrally tied to [Carter’s] story.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Theatre Spoken Here
DELIGHTFUL… [A] TERRIFIC SHOW… believe me, this is a show not to be missed.” — Morna Martell, Theatre Spoken Here

Picture This Post
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… a dark and comedic escape from reality [for] those who like eccentric, absurd comedy and those who are looking to laugh and cry.” — Holly Fontanetta, Picture This Post

Romy Raves
MAGIC, LAUGHTER AND LIFE LESSONS… an entertaining, funny and heartfelt show… unexpected.” — Romy Schorr, Romy Raves

This Week in New York
INFECTIOUS CHARM… a dance of words… mixes in fun magic with honest episodes from [Carter’s] past, told in an intimate, conversational style, warts and all.” — Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York

Not Born Yesterday
DARKLY FUNNY… jaw-dropping feats of real, on-stage magic… inspiring.” — Morna Martell, Not Born Yesterday