Reviews for The Little Flower of East Orange

With Jess Maynard    photo by Scott Dray

With Jess Maynard    photo by Scott Dray

“ ...But this is Jeannie Affelder’s play. As difficult as it is playing a sick, often delusional old lady, Affelder presents a tour de force performance as Theresa Marie. ” - Tom Williams, ChicagoCritic.com

L to R: John Henry Roberts, Abbas Salem, Jess Maynard, Jeannie Affelder    photo by Scott Dray

L to R: John Henry Roberts, Abbas Salem, Jess Maynard, Jeannie Affelder    photo by Scott Dray

"…But Affelder and Roberts, in particular, create a strong and moving connection. Like Tom and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, they understand each other entirely too well to be able to fully forgive — or to let go — of each other. Yet their shared sense of not fully belonging in the world lets us see that they are growing entwined together …” - Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

With Michael Stark    photo by Scott Dray

With Michael Stark    photo by Scott Dray

"A show doesn’t—can’t—get truer or richer than this current 140-minute gem at the Athenaeum Theatre….Theresa Marie (is played by) an unimprovably passionate Jeannie Affelder…..
When it finally explodes, that showdown delivers electric theater: (John Henry) Roberts and (Jeannie) Affelder are as laceratingly exposed as any audience can bear to witness." - Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Theatre Review

 

 

The Little Flower of East Orange at Eclipse Theatre Company

Directed by Ensemble Member Steve Scott
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL

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Reviews for  A Perfect Ganesh

"Jeannie Affelder (is) an actress of palpable intelligence, and capable of suggesting a luminous interior life….A superbly acted production." - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Scott Dray, photographer

Scott Dray, photographer

Jeannie Affelder and Phil Higgins / Scott Dray, photographer

Jeannie Affelder and Phil Higgins / Scott Dray, photographer

"It helps that Affelder and Carlson are consummate pros, effortlessly conveying their characters’ mutual irritation and ennui.”
— Hugh Iglarsh, Windy City Times

“As the trip begins to soften them, Affelder and Carlson’s fine performances become more affecting.” —  Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

 

 

A Perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally

Directed by Ensemble Member Steven Fedoruk
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL
July 16 - August 23, 2015

 

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