// Some Kind Words:

PASSAGE (Soho Rep.)

exquisitely theatrical…guaranteed to raise your heart rate…as dangerous as it is fertile.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Passage begins with Q (Andrea Abello), a citizen of Country Y, traveling to join her fiancé in Country X…stripped of names and nationalities, the characters in Passage (portrayed exclusively by actors of color), an extraordinary new play…unashamedly political yet deeply humane…dares to raise questions that make the audience profoundly uncomfortable, but simultaneously creates a welcoming space to which everyone is invited”Regina Robbins, Five Star Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York

brilliant direction..the cast is wildly talented…pristine in its execution” Ran Xia, Exeunt Magazine

“tense, fascinating…a delicate walk through a field of landmines…balancing right on the edge of a really terrifying kind of despair…Chen wants our active participation, our willing personal soul-searching, no matter how tough things get…there’s real, raw panic in the air” Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

“bristlingly contemporary…a lucid and intellectually nimble investigation into colonialism”Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

Especially noteworthy is Andrea Abello’s performance as grown-up daughter Emmy. Abello delivers the young woman’s acerbic and pointed response to her mother’s arrival with as much persuasion from the way she cocks her head and smiles chillingly as how she delivers Hnath’s pithy lines. It’s an engaging and refreshing performance.” Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“Andrea Abello is terrific as Emmy Helmer, who is intelligent and wise beyond her years. Her mother leaving at a young age forced her to grow up quickly, and help to take care of her father and brother. She is also very strong-willed like her mother, and like Nora never is afraid to say what is on her mind. Abello may share less stage time than the other actors, but she is a delight to watch whenever she is on.” Kevin Brackett, Review STL.

“…beautifully supported by Andrea Abello as Emmy, Nora's daughter. Little Emmy, who really never knew her mother, is delightfully free of any resentment toward Nora-and, being engaged and in love, she makes a strong case in favor marriage and its bond.” Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld.com

“There’s a great cast here, led by Kozlowski as Nora. Abello is also memorable as the youthful, optimistic Emmy, who although she is more traditionally-minded than her mother, in her own way is just as idealistic and stubborn as Nora.” Michelle Kenyon, Snoop