What The Critics Say

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“Grabs the audience’s attention… strikes every chord of human emotion… forces the audience to grapple with their own beliefs and stereotypes… A THEATRICAL GEM”

 —Neon Tommy

“Rich, complicated characters with real issues… thought-provoking… a seamless cast.” — Donloe’s Lowdown

“RIVETING... Particularly polished for a world premiere, Wendy Graf’s Closely Related Keys deserves a regional theater life beyond its current Hollywood engagement.”

- StageSeceneLA

“DEEPLY MOVING.… illuminate[s] how our differences, personal and political, are minor compared to our commonality…

Shirley Jo Finney directs her well-chosen cast brilliantly.”

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"Playwright Wendy Graf (Leipzig, No Word in Guyanese For Me) has proven herself quite accomplished at tackling issues within a solid dramatic context, and she is working here with important issues of identity, guilt, tolerance in both a political and psychological context. She has a deft way with delineating how people relate with one another (the scenes between the lovers could especially have been fraught with uncomfortable writing but are instead redeemed by delicate twists of character). Her narrative builds up a rather bracing head of suspense as circumstances are gradually revealed. She can even write scolding speeches without untoward didacticism." - Hollywood Reporter



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