SHAKESPEARE’S “LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST” IN A 1930’S NEWSROOM

"Matthews, along with others from the cast, had a dual role due to the plethora of characters Shakespeare in the play. Kieran Berry, Lilian Wouters, Kelsey Deroian, and Meg Evans were also tasked with the strenuous work of learning twice as many lines for this particular performance. Yet, no one faltered in their delivery; in fact, with such an excellent understanding of the language, the actors were even able to perform their strenuous speeches with a 30s flair, making the entire event not only fun to watch but fun to listen to."

   "Her manicurist, Paulette, becomes her only new friend who she runs to for solace, although Paulette's own problems seem much greater.

   It seems Paulette's ex-husband is, to put it lightly, something of an uncultured lout. Nonetheless, Paulette (played by the very talented Lilian Wouters) is hilarious, brash, happy and has a style all of her own as she commiserates with Elle over their lost loves. Elle teaches Paulette how to get a man with “Bend and Snap,” a bend-at-the-waist-stick-out-your-fanny dance routine that should probably come with a disclaimer if you’re over 40, but had the audience rolling in their seats. One of the funnier moments is when Paulette falls for Kyle, the UPS guy (the hunky Jesse Bourque) and she puts her new-found skill to good use."

"Petite fireball Dietrich gives Elle perkiness, pep, perspicacity, and punch... making it no wonder “little Miss Woods, comma Elle” takes Harvard Law School by storm in addition to winning ...the undying friendship of a feisty and fabulous Wouters as Paulette..."

    "As Natasha, Wouters humanizes a character who becomes more passively antagonistic toward the family as her status within it grows"

 

    "To watch this production of “Three Sisters” is to understand the high quality of work being done with theater at UCI, and it’s a safe bet that these young actors are poised to go on to do great things." 

 

-New University

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 "Every actor on the stage, right down to the spectators in the courtroom, is credible. Even after years of seeing this show on screens or in books, it’s hard now to imagine that these characters could possibly look different than the ones who are on the Playhouse’s stage."
 
 -Cincinnati Enquirer 
 "Every actor on the stage, right down to the spectators in the courtroom, is credible. Even after years of seeing this show on screens or in books, it’s hard now to imagine that these characters could possibly look different than the ones who are on the Playhouse’s stage."
 
 -Cincinnati Enquirer 
 "Every actor on the stage, right down to the spectators in the courtroom, is credible. Even after years of seeing this show on screens or in books, it’s hard now to imagine that these characters could possibly look different than the ones who are on the Playhouse’s stage."
 
 -Cincinnati Enquirer 
 "The Playhouse clearly has a winner with this production."
 
 -City Beat
 "Sassy and Hilarious."
 
       -Cincinnati Enquirer 
"simply a brilliant script that’s getting a                        spectacular production,"
             "the best show presented at the Mt.                           Adams theater this season."
 
-City Beat
"Under the direction of Lisa A. Tromovitch, this classic comedy dives headlong into emotions of love, jealousy, and forgiveness. The play is exquisitely acted by Maryssa Wanlass as Rosalind, Lilian Wouters as Celia, and Joseph Salazar as Orlando."
     
   "One scene to watch for is when Celia is sitting on the         edge of the stage listening to a conversation. She is            knitting something and, wait, she is actually knitting!"
 
              -THE INDEPENENT 
"...peasant-clad Cecilia- vibrant, 
          spontaneous Lilian Wouters.."
                              -Paul Myvrold