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Rosemary Frisino Toohey in the Media

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.”
    TheatreBloom.com

  • “…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.

    • "She hopes audiences eat up Seafood" in The Patuxent Papers, August 15, 2001.

    • "Shooter combines tragedy with nuances of daily life" in The Baltimore Sun, March 15, 2003.

    • ....and a fond farewell from Midland, August 18, 2002

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