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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
 


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - NEW SWAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

"Director Beth Lopes stages the key moments as written. There's no attempt to whitewash the abuse; but rather than a feminist's worst nightmare, the interaction between Imhoff and Grace Morrison's Kate is handled so well that instead of feeling like a woman being emotionally beat down into submission, the two seem to be complicit partners at play's end, a kind of strong-willed outsider couple bucking society's conformity.

- Joel Beers, OC Weekly

"Director Beth Lopes' staging is a mirthful mélange of matrimonial mayhem and her cast an enjoyably silly collection of goofballs. Lopes imparts a lightly bawdy and suggestive tone and style, a fun, funky-loose ambience and a decidedly '80s edge."

- Eric Marchese, OC Register

 


 

NICKY - COUERAGE THEATRE COMPANY

"It's all rather heady stuff — in fact, there are a lot of sad moments in this
thoughtful, brooding production, which is directed by Beth Lopes… It's a production
that is heartfelt and powerful."

- Paul Birchall, Stage Raw

"Under Beth Lopes' smartly fluid direction… Nicky's world closes in around him just
as tightly as ever, proving the 130 years that have passed since Ivanov debuted
once again prove that human beings just don't have the tools to survive in any
period of their troubled history."

- Travis Michael Holder, Ticket Holders LA

 


 

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



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