No Place Like Gandersheim Reviews
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
"...NO PLACE LIKE GANDERSHEIM is a very creative and engrossing comic tale of a woman who just wants to write Ė and has her dream come true (even if it is ten centuries later). Director Randee Trabitz clearly enjoys the basic premise of the play. She has an excellent cast who each play different role at different times in history. At times, the women may become overly excited and even hysterical as the events proceed. But ultimately, this is an interesting study asking the provocative question: Do things really change with time?"
Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended
"...A terrific cast score plenty of laughs in No Place Like Gandersheim, Elizabeth Dementís time-traveling screwball feminist farce, but the Skylight Theatre World Premiere tries too hard to do too much for it to work the way it should."
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
"..."...Gandersheim" is an excellent presentation of ideas that float upon our patriarchal times with a message. Maybe this medium is the message?"
Stage Raw- Recommended
"...Director Randee Trabitz gets strong work from her cast, keeps the pace percolating and pulls off an impressively smooth transition from the medieval abbey to the modern-day office. Dement's writing is witty and sharp, and overall Gandersheim is a successful play - but it does seem as if she's taken on more subjects than can be fully explored in a ninety-minute show."
'...In all of the three periods, Roz is supported by other women. However, that support is also limited. In the case of Mallory, a funny and superb Shannon Holt, her position as the head of the studio is contingent to hitting all the quadrants to satisfy the investors and advertisers. As Rozís show is hitting only one of the quadrants, Mallory decides to cancel it. It is in Hollywood as a TV writer that Roz also experiences another aspect of womanhood. She is the mother of Thea, her teenage daughter. The play presents the challenges of parenthood, specially for working writers, who live with the constant anxiety of getting their shows canceled in very short notices."