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Canyon – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE… [a] sharply observed and suspenseful new dark comedy… shrewd humor, and the actors take an infectious pleasure in sending up uncomfortably relatable characters while also making their choices seem plausible throughout the many twists of the plot” — Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times

Stage Scene LA
WOW!EXPLOSIVE… performances could not be finer… razor-sharp direction… playwright Caren proves himself a master at keeping an audience on the edge of their seats while providing plenty of food for thought. Expect to be riveted throughout.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Theatre Notes
TERRIFIC, TIGHTLY PLOTTED… plunges head long into the territory of the current time… played with gusto by a first class cast of superb actors… inspired direction” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

LA Splash
SPLASH SELECTIONA SUPERB depiction of ordinary people who face extraordinary challenges.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

People’s World
“[SENSITIVE AND CHALLENGING]… With a kind of diabolical genius, Caren intertwines all these characters in a whirlwind of secrets, pretenses, self-congratulation, doubt and accusation… director Whitney White integrates these six life stories with aplomb… The ensemble is absolutely superb and flawles.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Living Out Loud
NUANCED AND BRILLIANT… explores the idealized L.A. melting pot… well-paced and sharply written” — Francisco Reyes, Living Out Loud

VISCERAL… an explosive evening… timely.” — Leigh Kennicott, Showmag

USC Annenberg Media
POIGNANT INTRICATE… exposes the dichotomy of those living in two different tax brackets and two different skin colors “ —Steve Vargas, USC Annenberg Media

On Stage
TIMELY, POIGNANT… no one comes out as a winner, except for the audience.” — Jill Weinlein, On Stage

LA Theatre Bites 
A GREAT SHOW… a ballet of different perspectives and thoughts… really good acting” — Patrick Chavis, LA Theatre Bites

Joe Straw Blogspot
EXQUISITE… Run! Run! Run!” — Joe Straw, Joe Straw9 Blogspot

LA Observed
“[Playwright Jonathan] Caren is clearly becoming one of the most adept chroniclers of young strivers in today’s Los Angeles, and the co-production between IAMA and Latino Theater Company is a commendable example of a theatrical partnership that works.” — Don Shirley, LA Observed