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Random Acts of Love a “Should See” at SF Fringe Festival

“Director Boswell is a filmmaker by trade and is adept at keeping a tight rein on the actors and the acting....Boswell adroitly keeps a sharp tempo and at the same time allows the audience to form a complete picture of the tribulations of each character.  It is a bittersweet experience and true ensemble acting by Nathan Brown, Paul Gerrior, George Duryea, Austin Nation, and Steve Johnson.” 

                                                                                                                                                       -Kedar Adour, For All Events

The "Lady" vs. the "Family" Battle with Best of Fringe for Weekend Fun

“ALL of the short plays are good - some more than others. But even if some don't win you over, there is no way you wouldn't love the cream of the crop, ‘Cocktails with Maestro’ (directed by Scott Boswell).  Rodney "Rhoda" Taylor in one evening has become a name that I will follow. He's hilarious as Maestro, an over-the-top flamboyant queen who entertains his new neighbors simply by virtual of his presence.  Taylor's Maestro commands the stage and steals the show.” 

                                                                                                    -Kevin M. Thomas, SF Examiner

Fairy Tales Get a New Gay and Tranny Twist with Left Coast Theatre

“ ‘Stepmother’s Manifesto’ is the best written of the tales as we learn that Cinderella’s stepmother really isn’t that bad – just misunderstood. Writer Heather Meyer puts a great twist on a familiar story and the show is elevated to a higher plateau by the amazing performance of Debi Durst, whose deadpan delivery makes the show lively, snappy and full of fun. One of my favorite Left Coast players Rodney “Rhoda” Taylor also does a fine job but in the presence of Durst, scene stealing is impossible.”

                                                                                                                                         -Kevin M. Thomas, SF Examiner 

Giving an "A" to a Show About The F: Left Coast Theatre's "WTFamily" Best Ever

“The stories go on with ‘Wingman,’ by Eli-Effinger-Weintraub, a wry and witty story that showcases a remarkable performance by Maya Mahrer as an over-bearing mom who is trying to help her daughter find a nice girl to date. Co-star Dezi Soley pulls a bit of focus from our leads – mainly because she is strikingly beautiful. I wonder how much I’d be drooling if I actually wasn’t gay! But she is drop dead gorgeous and is very believable who witnesses the mother’s matchmaking in action.”

                                                                                                                                                                -Kevin M. Thomas, SF Examiner