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THE WINTER'S TALE – SAN ANTONIO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

"This year's offering, "The Winter's Tale", is a pitch-perfect marvel. The cast and director Beth Lopes navigate the oddities of the play — a mash-up of tragedy and romantic comedy — with finesse."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News



GRAND CONCOURSE – THEATRE HORIZON

"There's a ton of feeling in the soup-kitchen play 'Grand Concourse,' and every ounce of it rings true… This production lasts almost two hours without an intermission, but doesn't have an ounce of fat."

- Howard Shapiro, NewsWorks

"Staged with veracity by Beth Lopes"

- Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review

"Director Beth Lopes gets richly layered performances from her cast."

- Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro Theater Arts

"With a fine ensemble directed by Beth Lopes, Theatre Horizon's regional premiere is often funny, sometimes moving, and nearly always engrossing."

- Julia M. Klein, The Inquirer



HAMLET – NEW SWAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

"NSSF's two-hour "Hamlet" is one of the more intimate—and lucid— productions I've been privileged to see. You'll have little doubt about what goes on in the characters' heads or trips off their tongues in Beth Lopes' first-rate staging."

- Jordan Young, OC Theatre Reviews



ATLAS PIT – LA NEW COURT THEATRE


"Director Beth Lopes keeps things moving seamlessly back and forth from past to present… and the performances Lopes has elicited from her cast are all-around terrific, particularly that of her revelatory lead."

- Steven Stanley, StageScene LA


 

CALENDAR GIRLS - STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE


"It's nice to see SCT step away from its usual fare of farce and bring smart, funny, moving material to the stage. Add visiting director Beth Lopes to the mix and you have a production that is beyond memorable."

- Lori Gilbert, Stockton Record



MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – NEW SWAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL


"Set in the Hamptons during the post World War II era, complete with big band music, this dark comedy about love and hate might be even more fun than Shakespeare intended. Beth Lopes directs with a light and knowing touch."

- Jordan Young, OC Arts Examiner



HAMLET – SAN ANTONIO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK


"'Hamlet,' this year's Shakespeare in the Park production by Magik Theatre, starts fast and never lets up. Director Beth Lopes'; cutting of the play… is tightly focused and meaty."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News



JASON & (MEDEA) – LA NEW COURT THEATRE


"Outstanding performances, imaginative direction, gorgeous movement, and the most memorable sound-and- lighting design package you're likely to hear-and- see at this year's Hollywood Fringe combine to make the West Coast Premiere of Jess Shoemaker's Jason & (Medea) one of Fringe 2015's most must-see productions."

- Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA

"Beth Lopes directs the play with clear purpose and simple, effective theatricality."

- Showmag.com



THE HAMLET PROJECT – LOOSE CANON COLLECTIVE


"The Hamlet Project is, in short, the Rocky Horror Picture Show version of the Shakespeare classic. Sure, the play technically remains a tragedy (spoilers), but the event is by all means a splendid, joyous comedy."

- Farmlife LA