Collected Stories starring Sarah Paton and Susan Riley Stevens at Act II Playhouse in Amber, PA has opened to rave reviews!
Philly Life & Culture
"One of the greatest thrills about seeing live theater is to experience actors exploring their craft at such a high level. Collected Stories by Donald Margulies at Act II Playhouse was such an experience. Directed by Jessica Bedford with a pace both patient and energized, Collected Stories is a two-person acting challenge that the performers at Act II handle with incredible skill."
"The magic here is the performers. As Lisa, Sarah Paton brings unbridled energy. She embraces the development of her character and creates a credible pattern of growth in her character. As Ruth, Susan Riley Stevens demonstrates why she is one of the areas finest actresses. Acting students should be required to watch the nuance and subtlety of her craft. In each scene she brings a physicality that is wonderful to watch. It is however the interplay of these two fine actresses that makes this performance so memorable."
Read the full review here: https://phillylifeandculture.com/2018/10/29/theatre-review-collected-stories-at-act-ii-playhouse/?fbclid=IwAR1otgzgGOhpe4slu9k4B9-1I1wcfCnbSDgUaiAOzYCHgu8PLdA59p3h-0Y
The Theater Guide
By Amanda VanNostrand
"The characters are the most striking piece of this show, and the two actresses are more than up to the task of portraying them. Sarah Paton plays the part of Lisa Morrison and she makes Lisa completely loveable. Paton is adept at realizing Lisa’s growth from graduate student to grown-up writer and loving friend. She consistently brings out Lisa’s quirks and idiosyncrasies, making her a character that is real and raw, and truly enjoyable to spend time with."
Read the full review here: http://thetheatreguide.com/2018/10/29/collected-stories-act-ii-playhouse/?fbclid=IwAR13OB_ffU8JbETjLqkWrDD-Ix0olXVV06oKshR4zf8Rt-XizW9eCVFgmao