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Gloria – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
… sharp-eyed dramatic intelligence… bitingly funny… receiving a potent Echo Theater Company production… CRITIC’S CHOICE” — Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Stage Raw
RECOMMENDEDSTAGE RAW TOP TEN… smartly-etched characters, caustic dialogue and a single startling surprise.” — Deborah Klugman, Stage Raw

KCRW 89.9 FM 
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE… Mr. Jacob-Jenkins is trying to make us examine something deeper than the sensational. He’s asking us, like any great playwright, to consider how we treat one another and what we value as a culture.” — Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM

Stage Scene LA
WOW!… Chris Field directs Gloria’s West Coast Premiere with precision, power, and lickety-split pacing, and the performances he elicits are some of the very best in town… Echo Theater Company at its most excitingly cutting-edge.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Culture Spot LA
SCATHING AND HILARIOUS… [playwright] Jacobs-Jenkins reveals himself as a master of psychological drama …the Echo Theater Company has brought us another must see.” — Julie Riggott, Culture Spot LA

Hollywood Times
PICK OF THE WEEK… scorching dialog delivered at a ferocious pace, a highwire act for actors” — Ethlie Ann Vare, The Hollywood Times

People’s World
… [a] biting, courageous contemplation of the ways we have conditioned ourselves to be fame-seekers every one… [To miss it] would be a regrettable loss ”” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

The Wave 94.7 FM
BITING WIT, HILARITY, AND STARTLING QUICK TURN OF DRAMA… a terrific evening of theatre.” — Keri Tombazian, 94.7 FM The Wave

LA Observed
RIVETING… As Echo’s work creates more and more echoes in the LA theater, its artistic director Chris Fields stages “Gloria” flawlessly.” — Don Shirley, LA Observed

EVERY BIT AS VICIOUS AS IT IS HILARIOUS… a remarkable ensemble… yet another pitch-perfect production from the Echo Theater Company.” — Michael Van Duzer, Showmag

On Stage and Screen
DEEP, NUANCED, EMOTIONAL… Jacobs-Jenkins’s writing is quite subtle and smart” — Erin Conley, On Stage and Screen

Stage and Cinema
“[A] KNOCKOUT… unsettling, shocking and funny… thought-provoking, gut-churning, blood-pounding theater” — Tony Frankel. Stage and Cinema

Discover Hollywood
IMPECCABLE… I loved this play, the words, the direction, the performances” — Kathy Flynn, Discover Hollywood

On Stage Los Angeles 
DIALOGUE AND CHARACTERS THAT SIZZLE” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

USC Annenberg Media
NEVER-ENDING WIT AND BITING CULTURAL COMMENTARY… gifts the cast with such cleverly crafted, multifaceted monologues, arias if you will, effectively orchestrated by Fields” — Aja Houston, USC Annenberg Media

Daily Trojan
DEFIES ALL EXPECTATIONS… — what begins as a biting workplace comedy becomes a frightening examination of morality and mortality executed with stunning precision.” – Sasha Urban, Daily Trojan