The Blessing of a Broken Heart

Jewish Women’s Theatre’s Production of The Blessing of a Broken Heart

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LA Splash Magazine, February 22, 2016
February – March 2016

“Lisa Robins stars in a solo triumph as a mother who must face her worst fear, the loss of her child. The play is both painful and stunningly poetic as it explores how a family, torn by the bloody loss of their first-born son, gradually comes out of the shadows of catastrophe and blossoms into a new consciousness…….Director Todd Salovey and assistant director Ali Viterbi manage to enhance the tale with bittersweet moments which have lingering echoes from every mother’s losses across the globe.”

Antony and Cleopatra

Yale University’s Production of Antony and Cleopatra

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“Cleopatra, played by Viterbi, is deemed as one of Shakespeare’s most sophisticated female characters. Viterbi certainly lives up to this standard in her interpretation of Cleopatra’s polar and often very complex moods. Viterbi’s facial expressions — a playful lady or a vicious queen — are easily the highlights of her performance. Her chemistry with other characters, especially Antony and Ledpidus, are undeniably realistic (when I watched her opening romantic scene with Antony I turned away, much as I do in any movie.) Viterbi’s mere presence on the stage brought forth a sense of excitement and anticipation for what was to follow.”