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Audience comments on the world premiere of Eric Samuelsen’s NOTHING PERSONAL:

NOTHING PERSONAL is the best thing I have ever seen, anywhere. Everyone must see this play.
- MaryBeth Jarvis Clark 

Whoa, Eric Samuelsen, whoa. Thanks Kirt Bateman, and April Fossen (and Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin) for making tears pour from my eyes and my face contort into what I’m going to call “WTF” face. I got home and said, “What the hell did I just see?” to my empty house. People: GO see NOTHING PERSONAL.
- Sarah Danielle Young 

April Fossen in NOTHING PERSONAL

April Fossen in NOTHING PERSONAL

Listen to me and hear me now. I had the good fortune to catch NOTHING PERSONAL in dress rehearsal. I was FLOORED by what an amazing piece of work this is on EVERY level. I have never, NEVER had such a completely engaging, provocative, visceral, PRESENT experience watching a live performance as I did watching this one. So well done, and such residual fodder for thought. It was hard not to stand up and talk to the characters, try to help, yell at some of them. It was hard not to get involved. It was difficult to simply to stay seated in my chair like an audience member is supposed to. Amazing work by everyone. Thank you to Eric Samuelsen, Jerry Rapier, Kirt Bateman, April Fossen, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, and to everyone else who took part in the creation and funding of this play. It feels to me like NOTHING PERSONAL is an evolution of the art form.
- Melissa Rasmussen

We were really challenged by the play because it was a “play” and not completely factual – that’s not a complaint, it’s just that we kept thinking about what was legal and what wasn’t.  As a result, we are trying to research the case to refresh our memories.  We’re recommending NOTHING PERSONAL to everyone we meet as one of the most compelling plays we’ve seen.  Thanks for introducing us to a play that was as harrowing as it was fascinating.  The actors were superb – and they had a superb playwright too.
- Joyce & John Barnes

Those were powerful performances last night, and a powerful play. When [my daughter] Carly and I left the theatre, she turned to me and said she felt free. That is, free in the sense that we were “getting out” along with Susan. The set design was genius and completely effective. It felt as though there were bars, and, indeed, felt as though we, the audience, were in there somehow with Susan. It was good to leave, and then, to evaluate what that feeling meant living as we do in the “land of the free.”  I didn’t mean to write a review; just wanted to congratulate you [Jerry], Eric, Kirt, April, Dee-Dee, and all. Thank you.
- Betsy Ross

WOW.  I’m not even sure I have the words to describe my response to NOTHING PERSONAL. Intense. Brilliant. Thought-provoking. From the moment I entered the theater to the talented-actors bow, I was on the edge of my seat. My first words at the close of the play? “I can’t breathe!”  What a way to open the #SeasonOfEric!  Bravo, Plan-B, you’ve done it again – theater at its very best!
- Michael Thompson

Very well written and of course excellent acting.  Definitely one to see again.
- Ann Clark

Eric Samuelsen’s NOTHING PERSONAL receives its world premiere at Plan-B Theatre Company through November 3 with Kirt Bateman, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin and April Fossen.  Click here for more information and tickets.

One Comment

  1. Nothing Personal is one of the most thought-provoking plays I’ve seen. It made me want to read more about the story of Susan McDougal.

    The actors in the play did an incredible portrayal in their roles. I highly recommend seeing Nothing Personal. Again, Plan-B delivers a powerful play worth seeing.


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