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"Directed by John Gallagher, this production has the right air of melancholy and some terrific performances. This play is filled with more than its share of standard Irish theatre "types," but they are not too overdone here. Gallagher also does well in creating the nervous tension brought about when a bright young man tries desperately to find proof that his father loves him before he leaves the old man behind" Dennis Dougherty on Philadelphia Here I Come! (Stage Magazine)

"The three short one-acts that compromise A Night with Lady G offer a rarely seen glimpse into the roots of modern Irish theatre. No one - or no one in America - produces the plays of Lady Augusta Gregory nowadays, even though she wrote or translated more than 40 of them around the turn of the 1900s, when they were enormously popular in Ireland." Howard Shapiro on A Night with Lady G (Newsworks)

"Anderson, Patane and Rodden are three impressive young talents to watch. The lead actors are supported by a fully engaged ensemble, not with a weak link among them." Jim Rutter on The Shadow of a Gunman (Philadelphia Inquirer)

"Peggy Mecham's pleasing and entertaining production of Juno and the Paycock touches thoughtfully on the Irish war for independence. It registers most as a comedy. Albeit one at which you're often laughing with a lump in your throat."  Neal Zoren on Juno and the Paycock (Nealspaper)

"Under Peggy Mecham's compassionate direction, the lead actors deliver consistently powerful portrayals with believable Irish accents (dialogue coaching by Kate Danaher)"  Deb Miller on Juno and the Paycock (Phindie)

"...There's no doubting the power of O'Casey's writing, with its tangy admixture of dark comedy and mournfulness. We Americans have few opportunities to see his work -- in fact, it's been more than 40 years since the last Broadway revival of Plough and the Stars. So especially if you're an Irish literature, theater, or history buff, this is a rare opportunity."  David Fox on Plough and the Stars (Reclining Standards)

"Toner, a beloved local Irish theater specialist for over four decades, is superb as Rice, maintaining a posh accent until drink and regret force his Irish brogue to the surface. Lipkin excels as a more realistic, human-sized character than he usually plays, revealing Frank's charms and failings... Quinn plays Molly's blindness with subtle mastery, and makes a character often taken for granted by those around her rich and complex." Mark Cofta on Molly Sweeney (Broad Street Review)

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