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Emmett Till – Reviews

Reviews of 2020 Fountain Stream presentation:

Broadway World 
RIVETING… The new virtual production offers a brilliantly remarkable piece of online editing and direction by the play’s original cast and director.” — Shari Barrett, Broadway World

Cultural Weekly 
RICH, NUANCED… Unlike other Zoom productions I’ve seen, this one hooked me early, both in the way it was presented and photographed and certainly thanks to the power of the acting on display.” — Sylvie Drake, Cultural Weekly

LA Splash 
PURE GENIUS… this review could not be complete without emphasizing the brilliant and seamless way that this play has been transformed from a stage production into an online technological masterpiece.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Southern California News Group
STUNNING, SHATTERING, WOKE-INDUCING… This recording respectfully, powerfully, evokes the legend of Till’s last journey.” — Dany Margolies, Southern California News Group (Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register,  Long Beach Press-Telegram, Daily Breeze, Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Riverside Press-Enterprise)

Theatre Notes 
DEEPLY POWERFUL… riveted my attention, and left me emotionally spent… Kudos to Fountain Theatre.” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes


Reviews of 2010 Fountain Theatre West Coast premiere:

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICEFINE AND FURIOUS… warm and vibrant, with a surprising quotient of laughter. That’s part of Bayeza’s careful design to make Till’s ultimate fate all the more harrowing… Make no mistake: You will be devastated.” —  F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

FINE PERFORMANCESBRISK AND LIVELY… The funny and lighthearted early scenes are doubly effective because they’re foreshadowed by our knowledge of the story’s terrible end.” — Neal Weaver, Backstage

Broadway World
A TRIUMPH…an intimate, vivacious portrait… the best ticket in Los Angeles to be found.” — Amber Cassell, Broadway World

Beverly Press /Park La Brea News
GRIPPINGSUPERBLY PLAYED… will make you laugh, cry, suffer, burn and rejoice, separately and all at the same time.” — MadeleiShaner, Beverly Press & Park La Brea News newspapers

HEARTSTOPPINGVITAL AND DRAMATICALLY MOVING… integrated with lyrical movement, superimposed speech, and stunning tableaus.” — M.R. Hunter, Broadway World

Campus Circle
POWERFULFAST-PACED AND THEATRICAL... offer[s] up the human side of this historical figure… an incredible showcase of the human spirit and its resilience.” — Cesar Cruz, Campus Circle