DC Theater Arts- Recommended
"...Still, at the end of the day, the payoff that comes with following the Magician's internal conflict through to the end comes through, and when it does, it hits hard. This is the kind of show where there is a gap between the final blackout and the applause because no one wants to be the one to break the tension."
"...Skillman's play avoids linear plotting in favor of non-chronological, character-driven episodes. McAlister narrates sometimes and relives Kristen's thoughts and feelings at others. She has conversations with characters recorded in Mikibear's sound plot or with people at the other end of her cell phone. And sometimes her vocal energy does weaken. But she swiftly regains it for the next beat because McAlister has mastered Stanislavsky's concept of throughline. All that means, civilians, is that you will forget you're watching a performer and be taken inside of someone's life."
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended
"...All in all, Open is a wonderful story of love and magic (and love of magic). Performing in the Caos on F Art Gallery in Washington DC, the space only has enough seats for an audience of 30, so don't wait to miss out on this one! Playing now through May 27th, Open will disappear in the blink of an eye."