MEN ON BOATS, A MUST SEE SEASON OPENER by Gabriella de Brequet, Taming of the Review
"The set design was simple, clear, and effective. The camp site set was made up of spare windows and spare wood pieced together to create a makeshift home. The props were great for practicality, stage business, and for setting the scene, and the lighting design worked well to create a distinction between the camps, and action in the boats. The technical elements worked well together to set the mood and support the play. Men on Boats is an incredibly well written play and I had a ton of fun watching it! This production is a huge victory for Something Something Theatre. Men on Boats is an exciting must see and a perfect season opener for Something Something Theatre!"
SOMETHING SOMETHING'S COMPELLING "HOW THE WORLD BEGAN" by Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star
"[Alida] Gunn’s Susan is not a pushover, and to see the flashes of anger, her ease with which she asserts herself, is kind of thrilling. But she is also tender and concerned about her student. Gunn gave us a full character.
"[Paul] Hammack’s Gene is attentive to and confused as to how to help his young ward. And [Rene] Junius’ Micah is so gawky, so intense and angry, that he made his beliefs and the devastation the tornado brought him palpable."
"MRS. MANNERLY" REMINDS US OF THE PAIN OF ADOLESCENCE by Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star
"Carley Preston took on the role of the very proper (except after a few Scotches) Mrs. Mannerly, and she gave us a steely grande dame with a tender center.
"Erin Hepler never once tried to act like a 10-year-old boy, so her Jeffrey came across as genuine. Jasmine Roth had multiple roles — from a young boy with a constantly running nose to a teenaged girl who has discovered her sexuality and enjoys using it. She made us believe each one.
"Joan O’Dwyer directed a tight production; it moves swiftly and leaves the audience with a warm glow."
LOCAL THEATER AIMS TO CHALLENGE GENDER NORMS by Sarah Covey, Daily Wildcat
Something Something Theatre is a small, non-profit theater with a large mission: To change the traditionally male-dominated theatrical sphere.
“I’ve read around 245 plays by women and there’s so many to choose from,” said Joan O’Dwyer, Something Something’s founding artistic director. “We’ll still do plays by men, because many classics are written by them, but now there’s a lot of options.”