CRY IT OUT
Production photo credit: Jay Yamada
(From Top Left Photo, from L to R: Martha Brigham, Lauren English, Lauren Spencer, Justin DuPuis)
Pre-production photo credit: Cheshire Isaacs
WE Are Proud to PResent...
BY Jackie Sibblies Drury
"Impressive, disturbing and thought-provoking...those looking for strong, multi-layered ensemble work will find plenty of rewards in "Herero".
-Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Hysterically funny, brutal, touching, appalling and chilling — often several of these at the same time..."
- Sam Hurwitt, KQED
"Drury's inventive play, with its completely unpredictable ending, may take you someplace you've never been before."
-Jean Schiffman, San Francisco Examiner
"Among the most harrowing moments I've seen in a Bay Area Theater."
-Lily Janiak, SF Weekly
"It deals with heavy subject matter (genocide) but does so with intelligence, humor and a wildly energetic style that moves well beyond the usual, polite play-audience interaction and more into the visceral punch-in-the-gut territory that leaves you slightly dazed in its aftermath."
-Chad Jones, TheatreDogs
In From The Cold
BY JOnathan Spector
"The play is firing on cylinders...achieve(s) a precise balance of drama and farce."
-Jean Schiffman, SF Examiner
"A funny, funny play about serious themes that both moves and tickles its audience."
- Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm
"(one of) the Bay Area's most exciting small theater companies"
- Lily Janiak, SF Weekly
BY ROB HANDEL
"Amazingly inventive...It's heady. It's funny, poignant and challenging. And it's captivating."
- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's just stunning...mindblowing and often disturbing and hilarious at the same time."
-Sam Hurwitt, KQED (Top Ten Show of 2013)
"with Rob Handel's play...the small company became the talk of the town"
- Lily Janiak, SF Weekly ('Best Of' Theater 2013)
"Both the play and the production are dazzling...it's just plain magnificent."
- Charles Kruger, The Examiner
"a jaw-droppingly good performance... Aaronson-Gelb and her actors present the best possible case for Handel’s play as one of the juiciest, most involving dramas to be seen on a Bay Area stage in recent months."
- Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs
DOWN A LITTLE DIRT ROAD
by Erin Bregman
"an evocative look at how we keep reframing the narratives of our lives...a playwright to watch"
-Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
"an engaging, refreshing, often touching experience"
-Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet
by Jason Grote
"compelling...engrossing...(the) actors spin the tales to a mesmerizing effect......the small, adventurous Just Theater deserves a vote of thanks for mounting this provocative, comic play..." -Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"The whole show is a spellbinding, often hilarious and intricately tangled celebration of the power of storytelling...it’s a fantastic production of a brilliant play that makes for an almost giddily exciting eveningat the theater."
- Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect.com (Top Ten Show of 2010)
-East Bay Express
I Have Loved Strangers
by Anne Washburn
"utterly engrossing...it's the kind of work that leaves you with more questions than answers, and that's definitely a virtue."
-Sam Hurwitt, East Bay Express (Top Ten Show of the Year)