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Detained – Reviews

Los Angeles Times 
STRONG PERFORMANCES… The message of the play comes through loud and clear in Valdez’s staging… reminds us that human rights abuses are more than a talking point.” — Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Total Theater
FOUR STARSBRAVE AND SHOCKING… masterfully directed… The people whose stories are memorialized here remind all of us that we have the power to dismantle a corrupt, inhuman system.” — Will Manus, Total Theater

Splash Magazines
A HUMAN PLAY which cannot fail to touch the hearts of those who view it… the Fountain Theatre has topped itself with this thought-provoking, incendiary run-down on U.S. immigration policies. This is A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PRODUCTION. — Elaine Mura, Splash Magazines

On Stage Los Angeles
GO!EXCITING AND MEANINGFUL… Strong ensemble acting and a meaningful script.” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

Hollywood Progressive
COMPELLING REAL-LIFE STORIES… eight shape-shifting actors slip from one real-life role to the next” —Dick Price, Hollywood Progressive

People’s World 
ANOTHER [FOUNTAIN] TRIUMPH… examine[s] the economic, social, and psychological effects of detentions on families in a kaleidoscopic compilation of true stories.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Larchmont Buzz
REAL AND PERSONAL… gives voice to the voiceless and, true to its goal, inspires action.”— Laura Foti Cohen, Larchmont Buzz

Stage Raw
SEARING… the characters run the gamut…  RECOMMENDED… — Martin Hernandez, Stage Raw

LA Theatre Bites
EMOTIONAL AND IMPORTANT… a 360 degree reading of the political opinions and perspectives and disagreements… challenges assumptions of law… the delivery from these actors is spot-on.” — Patrick Chavis, L.A. Theatre Bites

STRIKING AND POWERFUL” — Joe Mosqueda, Glamical

IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE A PERSON WANT TO RUN FOR OFFICE…meticulous performance values… every element coalesces into a smooth, almost magazine style of presentation.” — Leigh Kennicott, Showmag

The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses
THE ENSEMBLE SHINES… The Fountain Theatre is one of those places that never disappoints.” — David MacDowell Blue, The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses

Ticket Holders LA
EXCEPTIONALEXTRAORDINARY… no theatre complex in LA has been as staunchly dedicated to social relevance and fighting for equality and justice than the Fountain.” — Travis Holder, Total Theater

Discover Hollywood
ENTHRALLING… takes us on [a] harrowing journey… superb ensemble acting… vividly brought to life.” — Nyla Arslanian, Discover LA

From Another Zero
POWERFUL STORYTELLINGRAW, EMOTIONAL… will make audiences think twice, reflect and consider what is really happening out there… Wonderful work with emotional delivery.” — Alejandra Enciso-Dardasht, From Another Zero