Reviews for FrisinoToohey's most-produced play, In The Tank:
"Are lobsters philosophers at heart? Are humans really at the top of the food chain? Depends who's telling the story...in this well-versed one-act play."
Review by Rosanne DellAversano, Arden Club Theatre, Arden, Del.
"Ideal for high-school performers or community theatre groups."
Review by Sarah Graves, Halifax County Middle School, South Boston, Va.
"Lots to laugh about and lots to think about. A wonderful vehicle for two actors, and the impact changes depending on your casting."
Review by Lorna Stratton, ICHTHYS Theatre, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Critical acclaim for Under The Poplar Trees:
"The Baltimore Playwrights Festival’s production at Fells Point Corner Theatre hits right between the eyes and touches the heart."
Baltimore Gay Life
“An intensely compelling and evocative tale of life…this play is a startling gem…a masterpiece with vision.”
“…a significant event in theatrical history.The play was that good.”
The Baltimore Guide
“Poplar Trees reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit and the need to celebrate those who made a difference.”
MD Theater Guide
“…approaches the incredibly tragic subject of the Holocaust with delicacy and unnerving grace. This play is epic, universal, big…the themes hum and resonate like a tuning fork to your heart.”
The Bad Oracle
Reviews of other FrisinoToohey plays:
Fish From Heaven gets a thumbs-up from Opplaud Washington in a reading at the Kennedy Center. "For our money Rosemary Frisino Toohey's Fish From Heaven was the standout here, deftly pitting a Latin American couple against each other over cultural and religious values."
Gravy Anxiety is called “charming, honest” by The Midland Reporter Telegram
On August 3, 2009, WYPR Arts Editor Tom Hall interviewed Rosemary Frisino Toohey and Director Miriam Bazensky about the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and G-Man.
The Oakwood Register (Dayton, Ohio) calls G-Man a delight: "It deals in depth with the Sturm und Drang of a young man who feels he is a failure in his late father’s eyes but not in his own. The protagonist, Benjamin Norsworthy, almost convinced me of the nobility of hauling trash. He also got to spend cameo time in bed with fabulous Annie Pesch, on vacation from her career in New York. Both of her characters, one-night-stands in the amorous life of our refuse engineer, were hilarious and brimming with originality."
The A Word is described as "masterful" by The Baltimore Examiner
BroadwayWorld.com calls The Body Washer "stunning," while ReviewPlays.Com describes it as a "powerful piece of theater."
Cornered reviewed by
The Baltimore Sun, The City Paper and The Patuxent Papers
Socks reviewed by The Baltimore Sun, The City Paper and The Patuxent Papers
Woman on the Edge reviewed by
The City Paper
Seafood Buffet reviewed by The Baltimore Sun
School Shooter reviewed by
The Baltimore Sun
The Midland-Reporter Telegram sees The Ice Cream King and likes what it sees
Gladys in Wonderland reviewed by
The Herald-Telegram, Midland, TX.
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Profiles of Rosemary Frisino Toohey
In addition to reviewing her work, newspapers have also done profiles of the playwright.
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