PLACES - PRESS
THEATER PIZZAZZ - JULY 23, 2017
“This enlightening production’s currency is chilling.”
“It is a superb, striking must-see, for its acting and the apt shepherding by its director and the fine assistance of the design team.”
“A story that is being revealed about an artistic giant who is still ahead of her time.”
“Romy Nordlinger has crafted a fascinating account of the glamorous, forward-thinking theater and silent screen star Alla Nazimova”
“In Nordlinger’s presentation of this marvelous women’s evolution form poverty to glory and back to obscurity once more, we witness some of the most nefarious issues of our time.”
“Nordlinger, who portrays Nazimova, with stylized graze and aplomb”
“It is here that Nazimova’s story makes a sharp right into our present day.”
“It is in aligning the past with the present that this production PLACES is its most trenchant, vital, and significant for our time.”
“PLACES is a clarion call for us never to give up, despite injustices which threaten to destroy men and women alike.”
HIGH DRAMA - JULY 24, 2017
Eva Heinemann: “This show will appeal to everyone on so many levels as she was the ultimate outsider being a Jewish gay woman in the early 20th century and yet she was able for a time to achieve fame and power for a while.”
Mark Savitt: "Romy Nodlinger's text is informative and exciting, and her acting conveys the power and vivacity of Nazimova.”
“This is another great one-woman show about a beautiful, smart, and strong woman who achieved success in Broadway and Hollywood.”
STAGE BUDDY - JULY 25, 2017
“[Nordlinger] portrays the actress as a seductive hedonist with unmatched confidence and decadent proclivities.”
“Places is not just a story about a forgotten actress, it’s about how being a strong, powerful woman in business can be dangerous.”
“Nazimova’s story is not a cautionary one but an inspirational one.”
“Places makes sure you know that Alla Nazimova regrets nothing.”
BERKSHIRE PERFORMING ARTS - JULY 23, 2017
“..a surprising and moving evening of theater.”
“...a tour-de-force solo performance by Romy Nordlinger.”
“Nordlinger is glamorous and bright as Nazimova, yet she captures her sensitivity and grit as well.”
THEATERSCENE.NET - JULY 29, 2017
"...an expertly presented biographical solo show about “The most famous star you’ve never heard of.”"
"...a striking visual setup."
"Romy Nordlinger gives a magnetic performance as Alla Nazimova..."
"With skillful comic timing, slight Russian inflections and emotional range, she enacts the life story of the performer who was once widely celebrated and then faded into relative obscurity."
"Director Katie McHugh’s staging is a lively blend of the technical aspects and finely choreographed movements..."
"Nick T. Moore’s sound design adds an ethereal dimension..."
"Highly informative and entertaining..."
"...Places succeeds both as a showcase for Romy Nordlinger’s considerable talents as well as restoring Nazimova to the public consciousness."
BROADWAY WORLD - JULY 31, 2017
“…an outstanding production…”
“an important piece of theatre that will touch the minds and hearts of viewers.”
“Romy Nordlinger is brilliant in the role of Alla Nazimova.”
“She brings her character to life and captures the passion, the drama, and the humor of the spirited actress.”
“…inspirational, a beautifully honest portrayal of a talented woman who was a true trailblazer for the LGBT community.”
“Compliments all around to the team that brings Places to the stage.”
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