The Night Before Christmas
"If the cast has a star, though, it's Vanessa St. Clair, whose performance as the intruder starts silly, gets bigger and bigger, then just when you think things can't get weirder, they do. Her big-eyed, childlike physicality and too-earnest-to-stand Peter Pannish voice call to mind one of the most memorable performances in indie comedy theatre history: Lauren Lopez as Draco Malfoy in A Very Potter Musical. Only Quentin Tarantino could do more with a character who spends the entire evening tied to a chair."
Pittsburgh In the Round
"Particularly robust applause should be bestowed upon Vanessa St. Clair, who takes her role as Mama Ubu, which could have easily been caricatured or subdued into the realm of Tertiary Character Purgatory, as the ideal opportunity to broadcast her unparalleled, efficacious presence on stage. St. Clair’s physical and dialogic performances transcend the expectations of comedic performances, and her portrayal of Mama Ubu is, to use a trite phrase I typically abhor, a show-stealing delight."
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