REVIEWS – ACTING

“McClain had the audience on her side throughout. They burst into applause at the high points of Jordan’s career, and murmurs of assent would ripple throughout the theater at her well-worn adages.In the most effective dramatic scene in the play, McClain played both Jordan and Shirley Chisholm, when Chisholm tried to convince Jordan to serve on the Armed Services Committee and to not alienate the Congressional Black Caucus. McClain’s impersonation of Chisholm was winning, with a feistiness characterized by her line, “My greatest political asset is my mouth! – Kansas City Star

“puts a song over with real flair.” – Clive Barnes, NY Times

“still lovely, spiffy, sinuously insinuating.” – John Simon, NY Magazine

“solid blues singer.” – Nels Nelson, Philadelphia Daily News

“her performance steals the show.. delicious as the caretaker to Juliet. She’s witty, modern, funny and charismatic. Kudos to McClain for her beautiful and natural performance: down-to-earth, yet also boisterous at the same time. Bravo.” – Christa Martin, Santa Cruz

“deftly shaped turns.” – Ben Brantley, NY Times

“notably the dyed in the wool and supremely wooly villainess.” – New York Magazine

“portrays with gusto.” – Frank Rich, NY Times

“dead on as both a bourgeois witness to a crime and a Caribbean hospital nurse.” – Ben Brantley, NY Times

“bravo lady with your truly bad self.” – Scoop, USA

“steals the show (she deserves a better haul). ” – Joseph Mancini, NY Daily News

“sumptuous…handsome in appearance and lush in performance.” – Syracuse Herald-Journal

“shows off a fine set of pipes.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

“brings much poignance to the role” – New York Post

“warmly appealing and believable.” – Houston Chronicle

“good hearted…a beacon of calming common sense.” – Houston Post

“portrays brilliantly the soft-hearted squabbles of a long married couple.” – The Rice Thresher

“…the perfect foil -at once warm, maternal and softly commanding.” – Public News

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