by Celeste Bedford Walker
Wilhemina (Jeanne Madison) is looking for love but can’t find the time while serving as an adviser to
the President of the United States. Wes (Michael Head), a young, ex-jock journalist with six-pack
abs, finds her.
This production boasts absolutely charming and immediately endearing performances by everyone
on stage, with Sias, Morris and Madison handling the comedy and the poignancy with equal aplomb.
-- Bob Abelman |
Cleveland Jewish News
The Velocity of Autumn
Speaking of the mother-son dynamic, Madison and Khiry's chemistry is simply impeccable. Madison carries herself effortlessly as a much older woman, yet with a grace that speaks to her extensive experience on the stage.
Those looking for something like this will be very fulfilled with a production that sticks with you long after the curtain falls.
The Velocity of Autumn, written by Cleveland's own Eric Coble, on Broadway a few short years ago.
-- Roman Macharoni | Cleveland Scene
The Oldest Profession
|Mild-mannered, timid Vera (Jeanne Madison) concentrates on what she is going to make for dinner and
tries to make “nice” to all.
Jeanne Madison is charming as the gentle Vera, who clearly displays that she is a caring and soothing
purveyor of her wares, more interested in mothering than sex.
Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Oldest Profession,” now on stage at convergence-
-- Roy Berko | Theatre Criticism
From Breast Cancer to Broadway
"From Breast Cancer to Broadway" gets off to a powerful start with "I'm Ready," in which Sabrina (Jeanne Madison) sits alone at her dressing table and lashes out at God for a recurrence of her cancer.
-- Julie Washington | Cleveland.com
part of the charm of free outdoor Shakespeare: It's just there all of a sudden, in front of you. And it's hard to look away.
Left in Ink
you would swear that the actors up on stage have gone through the tragic experiences they are sharing with the audience. Each of the five talented performers -- Megan Brautigam, Jeanne Madison, Brett Radke, Jerry Tucker and Schwabauer -- bond together to form a single group, rotating characters in group scenes and supporting eachother in soul-baring solo segments.
The Velocity of Autumn
|The lovely Ms. Madison is much too young to be playing an over-80-year-old. In order to add the
appearance of aging, she often feigned difficulty in walking and getting out of a chair. In spite of
these obvious ploys, her lines were sharp and pointed and the characterization is clear.
-- -- Roy Berko | CoolCleveland