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Freight – Reviews

Stage Raw 
STAGE RAW TOP 10RECOMMENDED… as eloquent as it is powerful and expressive, filled with strong truths about being a Black man in America at many points in time, and across many decades… Every aspect of this production is superb, taking the audience on a 90-minute journey that proves to be truthful and timeless.” — Julyza Commodore, Stage Raw

Hollywood Progressive
NONSTOP EXHILARATING… it’s remarkable stuff. But what is truly breathtaking, almost magical, is the way Nicholson portrays each very different incarnation… [a] marvelous bit of theatre magic.” — Dick Price, Sharon Kyle & Linnea Friberg-Price, Hollywood Progressive

Hollywood Progressive 
SUPERLATIVE… among the best one-man shows I’ve ever experienced… should be seen by theatergoers interested in the dramatizing of racism, stage and screen stereotypes, African American issues and history, as well as by anyone who’s simply a fan of top notch acting… Bravo!” — Ed Rampell, Hollywood Progressive 

2 Urban Girls 
POWERFULAN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER… a remarkable performance fit for a Black King!” — Emilie St. John, 2 Urban Girls

On Stage Los Angeles 
SIMPLY EXCELLENT” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

Stage and Cinema 
TERRIFIC… the strong, passionate, vulnerable, committed actor J. Alphonse Nicholson inhabits the fictional character of Abel… examines the promises of the American Dream” — Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema

Discover Hollywood 
FASCINATING… well-crafted, researched and developed… performed to perfection… A MUSTsee production” — Amalisha HuEck, Discover Hollywood

Splash Magazines
POWERFUL, MOVING, HUMOROUS, AND GRITTY… seamlessly helmed by director [Joseph] Megel from [Howard L.] Craft’s excellent script. But the star of the evening is J. Alphonse Nicholson… highly recommended as an entertaining, compelling, timely, and thought-provoking production.” — Elaine Mura, Splash Magazines

Angeles Stage 
“Actor J. Alphonse Nicholson displays remarkable virtuosity… in tandem with a group of terrific designers.” — Don Shirley, Angeles Stage

Larchmont Buzz 
INSIGHTFUL AND INTENSE… Nicholson’s brilliant performance captures all of the many details and nuances of Craft’s script.” — Laura Foti Cohen, Larchmont Buzz

Culver City News 
A TOUR-DE-FORCE PERFORMANCE… I was mesmerized… magnificent storytelling and characterizations.” — Shari Barrett, Culver City News

WFMU radio
WONDERFULLY WRITTEN, DEFTLY ACTED, EXQUISITELY DIRECTED… J. Alphonse Nicholson is endlessly watchable. He is magnetic, warm, thoughtful, smart and he connects with the audience constantly… a remarkable piece of work… a high, high, high recommendation.” — Bob Barth, WFMU

People’s World 
MUSTSEE THEATER… A master has spoken. The words are by Howard L. Craft, and his instrument is J. Alphonse Nicholson. I’ve rarely been so taken by a piece of theater, nor so impressed by a solo act.” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

Stage Scene LA 
WOW!… a heady concept, thrillingly executed by charismatic leading man Nicholson, ace director Joseph Megel, and a primarily L.A. based design team, who bring Craft’s personalized Black History lesson to stunning, conversation-provoking life on the Fountain Theatre stage.”— Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Broadway World
A CHALLENGING PIECE OF DRAMA… Nicholson nails each Green ably, in every possible way… From a box car to a subway car to a craft that suggests a rocket ship, Nicholson, [director] Mengel and the design team take us on a journey.” — Evan Henerson, Broadway World