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Arrival & Departure – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICEBREATHTAKING… invigoratingly original and of-the-moment. It is also boundlessly enriched by being performed in both spoken English and American Sign Language.” — Daryl H. Miller, Los Angeles Times

Stage Raw
“[Bray and Kotsur have] GREAT CHEMISTRY… This opportunity to experience a mainstream, theatrical performance that features American Sign Language so prominently is a rare treat” — Julia Stier, Stage Raw

Broadway World
… a relationship play, a love story, a thoughtful tale of two people looking to make sense of the complicated business of human connection amid the bluster and noise of a world in motion. It’s a journey that speaks to us all.” — Ellen Dostal, Broadway World

WOW!COMPELLING, EXCITINGLY STAGED, TERRIFICALLY ACTED… the latest from the Fountain once again proves the venerable L.A. theater company one of SoCal’s finest.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

People’s World
ENTRANCING AND UPLIFTING… Sachs has taken the story to new, revelatory levels… And such a gift to be able to enter the non-hearing world in this inviting piece of theatre” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

U.S. Theater & Opera
VIBRANT… passionately expressed conversations with an ever-constant use of hands, arms, and eyes… transforms [Brief Encounter] into a completely American drama”  — Douglas Messerli, U.S. Theater, Opera and Performance

On Stage and Screen
WONDERFUL… a classic story with a new twist… Kotsur and Bray, who are married in real life, are magnetic” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

On Stage Los Angeles
KIND AND INSIGHTFUL… I highly recommend this production.” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

Santa Monica Mirror
BRILLIANT… compelling, visually stunning… an aching love story.” — Beverly Cohn, Santa Monica Mirror and LA West Media

Ticket Holders LA
AMAZINGLY EVOCATIVE… simply nothing short of brilliant” — Travis Holder, Ticket Holders LA

Theater Ghost
IT WORKS… a lively, often complex comic drama” — Mark Hein, Theatre Ghost

Discover Hollywood
EXCEPTIONAL… [Bray and Kotsur] transmit their chemistry and intelligence directly into the audience’s souls.” — Bill Garry, Discover Hollywood

The Los Angeles Beat
EXQUISITELY ACTED, DEEPLY MOVING, MUST-SEE… some of the best work I’ve seen on a stage in a very, very long time… Go see it!” — Joan Alperin, The Los Angeles Beat

LA Splash
POWERFUL AND SPINE-TINGLING… a brilliant study of belonging, as well as an entertaining and fascinating look at being separate and together.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Culver City News
MARVELOUS… Bray and Kotsur, real-life spouses whose natural passion ignites every scene in which they appear together… brilliantly directed” — Shari Barrett, Culver City News

Larchmont Chronicle  
FOUR STARS…interesting, lovely” — Patricia Foster Rye, Larchmont Chronicle