JEFF AWARD WINNER FOR BEST ENSEMBLE !!!
BTAA FOR BEST ACTRESS IN ENSEMBLE &
"...the pivotal Lady in Red, AnJi White — especially intense for me, but surely for you, too. The thing about the Lady in Red is that she has a play all of her own...White, whose performance is really transformative, grasps what lies hidden." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune. Full Review
"AnJi White is a chameleon, delivering two of the most powerful and radically different monologues of the night. The first explores the complexities of seduction and body image and asks, can this world love a plain black woman? The second describes a nearly unspeakable tragedy..." Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader. Full Review
"Morisseau's characters, particularly in the hands of this superb cast and under the direction of Ron OJ Parson at Northlight Theatre, are utterly believable, and the language, a rich and real urban African-American vernacular, possesses just the right grounded lyricism. It's worth noting that this version of the play runs nearly a half-hour longer than the New York production. Parson lets silences in, relaxes the playing, letting scenes unfold at a very realistic-style pace. Still, the evening feels taut, never languorous or dull". Steven Oxman, Chicago Sun Times. Full Review
"Happily, though, the director Ron OJ Parson pushes back against any nostalgic romanticism and he keeps “Skeleton Crew” sufficiently anarchic and generally on the edge that the personalities of the richly acted characters are able to pop with life." Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune. Full Review.
"White counters Lyons’ cold detachment with a warmth. Whether playing a cat or a soldier, White skillfully handles the drama with humor and honesty. White’s feistiness helps Lyons release some tension and confront the truth." Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh for ITHAKA. Full Review
"Anji White successfully realizes the role of the joyous sidekick Evie who cannot be quieted even by death." - David Zak, Chicago Stage Standard for ITHAKA. Full Review
"White's charisma when paired with Lyons helps both Lanie, and ultimately Stolowitz's play, come alive."- Dan Jakes, Timeout Chicago for ITHAKA. Full Review
"White is simply tremendous as Evie." - Kat Hey, Chicago Theatre Beat. Full Review
"As an opportunity for handsome acting of clear perspectives, Mud, River, Stone works. The strong cast is universally convincing and precise, managing to humanize even the thinnest and most unsympathetic characters." Benno Nelson, TimeOut Chicago. Full Review