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In My Mind's Eye
In My Mind's Eye

In My Mind's Eye
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre
Thru - Mar 15, 2020

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Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre

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Broadway World- Highly Recommended

"...Direction by Bruce Kimmel is well-constructed, especially when blending the time differences in Patty's/Trish's age. The differences and the likenesses of the younger vs. older Patty are clearly defined, enriching the character and what she signifies. All of the characters portrayed are kind and caring individuals, who only want the best outcome."
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Valerie-Jean Miller



Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended

"...Director Bruce Kimmel ensures smooth transitions across time zones aided by Douglas Gabrielle’s nuanced lighting and his own memory-play-ready incidental music. Michael Mullen’s just-right costumes capture both the late ‘60s and early ‘80, with special snaps for confectioning a couple of matching outfits for Patty/Trish. Leslie Young’s eclectic props and sound designer Steve Shaw melange of prerecorded voices* hit the mark as well."
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Steven Stanley



The Tolucan Times- Recommended

"...The cast gives powerful performances, especially Haire and Peyton Kirkner. Playing Patricia at different points in her life, the two expressively reveal her strength, determination and vulnerability. Bobby Slaski's self-deprecating, charming Hugo and Maria Kress's overprotective, challenging mother add depth, with Lloyd Pedersen's curmudgeonly Calhoun providing sensitive support."
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Mary Mallory



NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended

"...The actors are wonderful, the script is wonderful, and the direction is wonderful. I recommend "In My Mind's Eye." I'm still thinking about it. It is memorable. I hope you enjoy this first offering of the 46th Season at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. I know I did."
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Cathy Wayne



Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended

"...But as much as I enjoyed Patty's burgeoning romance, I couldn't help but want her to achieve true independence instead of merely transitioning from one caretaker to another. Her final departure from her mother's care is framed as her crowning victory, yet it never feels like a choice that she consciously made or fought for. Instead, it's one that she merely lucked into as she skips pleasantly into marital bliss. It's obvious that we're meant to share her joy, yet the high never quite hits."
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Julia Lloyd George



Theatre Notes- Not Recommended

"...Bruce Kimmel is an undeniably capable director, as his work with the Group Rep's The Man Who Came to Dinner proves. If there is a problem with the show, it is that the action lacks true emotional depth. The dialog sometimes becomes "artful." The two exceptions are the characters of Mr. Pedersen and Ms. Rodriguez, that come across as more genuine."
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Paul Myrvold