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“…with this new play McCullough proves she is indeed as much of an artist as she indicated she might be in CHAGRIN FALLS….
…as an act of play writing and theater it is remarkable, if not brilliant.
McCullough gives us a slice of life that is so lifelike and dialogue so realistic, it could pass for a transcript from life. To achieve this level of naturalism, a writer must have keen powers of observation, a strong sense of purpose and the ability to translate her observations into compelling, believable dialogue. McCullough excels in all three categories….
TAKING CARE may not make for great commercial theater, but it is something much more important. It is an artistic success, one that plumbs a writer's depth and reveals her range as a writer. There is more to this woman than meets the eye in any one of her works.”
Jack Helbig, Daily Herald
“…Mia McCullough’s quietly devastating TAKING CARE…
…scenes that are full of the suppressed rage and tedium that infuse the characters' lives, and that are scraped clean of any hint of sentimentality…. …a series of many short, seemingly simple scenes that ultimately build to make a powerful statement about human existence. Her play is as lean as a screenplay…. TAKING CARE offers something less than a pretty picture, but it is a true one, all around.” Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
originally produced by Steppenwolf Theater Company, Chicago
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