Aug 12th, 2011 - Sep 25th, 2011
by Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by Kerry Meads
Sarah Schorr Kelsey Venter
Judge Francis Biddle Doug Waldo
Scenic and Properties Design Michael McKeon
Costume Design Jemima Dutra
Sound Design Patrick J. Duffy
Dramaturg Maria Mangiavellano
Stage Manager Jennifer Hornsveld
Lighting Design Lila Lace Flores King
- James Hebert ( San Diego Union-Tribune )
"BEST BET! TRYING is compellingly told under the taut, sensitive direction of Kerry Meads. The set, props and costumes are pitch-perfect, and Doug Waldo is superb as the cantankerous octogenarian, who gradually warms to his new charge, thanks to a fiercely focused performance by Kelsey Venter."
- Pat Launer ( )
"The play is a contest of wills...Venter matches Waldo with a rising assertiveness...their byplay — deftly orchestrated by director Kerry Meads — is first rate! "
- Jeff Smith ( San Diego Reader )
"Doug Waldo and Kelsey Venter are excellent! Kerry Meads has directed the play with sensitivity and unobtrusive polish."
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"CRITIC'S CHOICE! Outstanding performances. An entertaining, funny and moving evening."
- Pam Kragen ( North County Times )
- ( SignOnSanDiego )