Critic Charles Kruger of Theatrestorm gives This Wide Night 5 stars, his highest rating. He says the Anton’s Well production is “nothing short of extraordinary.” He goes on to say that:
“For nearly two hours, time seems to stop as we are carried through a full range of emotions.
By the end of the evening, the catharsis achieved is remarkable. The experience was an emotional marathon.
Rarely does empathy receive a workout like this!…
This is the sort of theatre that needs to be experienced and can barely be described.
But if you care about good theatre, good writing, and good acting, you really ought to attend.”
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Review: “This Wide Night” from Anton’s Well Theater Company at Berkeley City Club (*****)
Critic Lynn Zhou of the Daily Cal says that This Wide Night “takes two ex-convicts and explores the humanity behind them in a tender and intimate portrayal of two women adjusting to their newfound freedoms and their evolving relationship with each other.”
She says “much credit goes to actresses Mary Jo Price and Miia Ashley, who deliver captivating performances that elicit the nuances in the characters.”
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Critic Ken Bullock of the Berkeley Daily Planet says ths play is a “very humane look at on offbeat relationship.”
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