Hungry Ghost Reviews
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
"...HUNGRY GHOST is a study of human beings as they come together and also may choose to be apart. It will certainly appeal to audiences who are struggling with questions which arose during the pandemic - the effects of social isolation and the need for other people. The play also examines a basic human need for love - as well as the conflict which may ensue when love clashes with the desire for separate personal identity. HUNGRY GHOST is a character-driven production which pinpoints provocative and challenging issues."
Stage Scene LA- Not Recommended
"...Still, I wasn’t the only one who sat stone-faced throughout most of the show, that is when I wasn’t glancing at my watch to see how much more of this supernatural psychological gobbledygook I’d have to sit through."
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
"...Thanks to Gary Grossmean and the development goals of The Skylight, this World Premiere follows current trends of support for the LGT,etc. community. The full length one act unfolds on Yuri Okahana-Benson's beautiful set."
"...Sadly, the play’s scenes shift in time much as a screenplay, causing set changes to be performed in clear view, thus disrupting the ambiance that the performance is trying to achieve. Be that as it may, the Skylight Theatre’s approach to Lisa Dring’s meditation on the mind allows layers of meaning to unfold hours, even days after its performance. It is well worth the effort for Skylight to showcase the women writers they have presented, giving them this opportunity to see their work in action."
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
"...Technical director Benjamin Rawls coordinates an accomplished tech. Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski's sound design weaves music and effects for a vibrant aural backdrop that adds spookiness to the story. Brandon Baruch's lighting and Nick Santiago's projections work in tandem to create the illusion of shadows on scenic designer Yuri Okahana-Benson' set. Mylette Nora''s costuming of the hermit underscores his recreant essence. Minor special effects, like plants that suddenly seem to sprout and grow of their own accord, act as metaphor for (my interpretation) a nature that eludes our control."