Audience: Naomi Collins-Beltz
Brilliantly written, directed and acted, Ladies in Waiting kept me on the edge of my seat with anticipation of which wife would speak and what she would say to her "beloved" Henry. I know the history very well and completely believed each character. The staging and pacing helped bring this story to life as Henry is confronted with the truth of his misogynistic and narcissistic behaviors. Henry fought hard against these truths and I was completely drawn into his struggle and stunningly powerful performance. I loved that they saved Katherine of Aragon for last. All of the actresses were powerful and brilliant and, I must say that Katherine was absolutely superb! The haunting chant: Divorced, Beheaded, Dead, is the music to which you will be transported through time and space and leave you feeling completely wanting more. Bravo! One of my favorite shows at HFF this year!
Terra's show was completely entertaining and educational. I guess you could call it edutaining. She is ever so smart, educated, talented and I experienced every range of emotions from laughing out loud at her hilarious humor and pithy puns to crying as she shared so vulnerably about the depression she experienced in college. I am so grateful that Terra found her voice in the theater because hers is a voice worth hearing! I have seen scores of solo shows and this one BY FAR is one of my absolute favorites!