Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
 "Under the direction of  David Wolber , this magnificent cast of three churns through a two-hour running time in the blink of an eye.  Together, the trio expertly maneuvers the exhausting beats of the play's real-time presentation, reconnecting and disconnecting with admirable fluidity and showing the serious and absurd duality of the parent-child dynamic.  The production elements generously complement but don’t stand in for finely tuned characterization and chemistry, which lay the groundwork for this hard-fought comedy.  With its sharply funny sensibility overlaying painfully familiar relationship patterns, 'The War Since Eve' is a superlative production of a bright new script that any viewer may appreciate, but women (and their mothers — or their daughters) will laugh the hardest with cathartic recognition and affection." -  Carolyn Hayes ,Rogue Critic

The War Since Eve by Kim Carney

Performance Network Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan/Feb 2011

World Premiere

 "Under the direction of  David Wolber , this magnificent cast of three churns through a two-hour running time in the blink of an eye.  Together, the trio expertly maneuvers the exhausting beats of the play's real-time presentation, reconnecting and disconnecting with admirable fluidity and showing the serious and absurd duality of the parent-child dynamic.  The production elements generously complement but don’t stand in for finely tuned characterization and chemistry, which lay the groundwork for this hard-fought comedy.  With its sharply funny sensibility overlaying painfully familiar relationship patterns, 'The War Since Eve' is a superlative production of a bright new script that any viewer may appreciate, but women (and their mothers — or their daughters) will laugh the hardest with cathartic recognition and affection." -  Carolyn Hayes ,Rogue Critic

"Under the direction of David Wolber, this magnificent cast of three churns through a two-hour running time in the blink of an eye.  Together, the trio expertly maneuvers the exhausting beats of the play's real-time presentation, reconnecting and disconnecting with admirable fluidity and showing the serious and absurd duality of the parent-child dynamic.  The production elements generously complement but don’t stand in for finely tuned characterization and chemistry, which lay the groundwork for this hard-fought comedy.  With its sharply funny sensibility overlaying painfully familiar relationship patterns, 'The War Since Eve' is a superlative production of a bright new script that any viewer may appreciate, but women (and their mothers — or their daughters) will laugh the hardest with cathartic recognition and affection." - Carolyn Hayes ,Rogue Critic

 "Director  David Wolber  does terrific work bringing this piece to life. Even when things get tense, the play’s tone never becomes shrill; humorous moments get their due but aren’t forced or overplayed; and the pacing of this rollercoaster family reunion feels exactly right." -  Jenn McKee, AnnArbor.com

"Director David Wolber does terrific work bringing this piece to life. Even when things get tense, the play’s tone never becomes shrill; humorous moments get their due but aren’t forced or overplayed; and the pacing of this rollercoaster family reunion feels exactly right." - Jenn McKee, AnnArbor.com

 Actresses win the 'war' at Performance Network. ...[with]  Wolber's  choice to bring back actors Henrietta Hermelin and Leah Smith and add Sarab Kamoo to complete the cast, Carney and Performance Network have another hit on their hands!  Smith is especially adept at saying nothing, but conveying much through her wordless (and priceless) reactions to her mother's many contradictory statements. (It's a flawless performance.)   Wolber's  direction is perfectly paced."  -  Don Calamia, PrideSource.com

Actresses win the 'war' at Performance Network. ...[with] Wolber's choice to bring back actors Henrietta Hermelin and Leah Smith and add Sarab Kamoo to complete the cast, Carney and Performance Network have another hit on their hands!  Smith is especially adept at saying nothing, but conveying much through her wordless (and priceless) reactions to her mother's many contradictory statements. (It's a flawless performance.)  Wolber's direction is perfectly paced."  - Don Calamia, PrideSource.com

 "Performance Network Theatre fights the good fight in ‘The War Since Eve.’  The three-woman cast of this world-premiere comedy at Performance Network Theatre is a delight to watch in action.  The ‘action’ of the play lies in Carney’s clever dialog, which PNT Artistic Director,  David Wolber , keeps zinging along like a strategically choreographed rubberband fight." -  Patty Nolan, Examiner.com    

"Performance Network Theatre fights the good fight in ‘The War Since Eve.’  The three-woman cast of this world-premiere comedy at Performance Network Theatre is a delight to watch in action.  The ‘action’ of the play lies in Carney’s clever dialog, which PNT Artistic Director, David Wolber, keeps zinging along like a strategically choreographed rubberband fight." - Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

 

  The War Since Eve  by Kim Carney Director - David Wolber  Roxie Firestone - Henrietta Hermelin* Milty - Leah Smith* Tara - Sarab Kamoo*  Stage Manager - Nan Luchini* Set design - Sarah Tanner Light design - Mary Cole Costume design -  Suzanne Young  Sound design - Will Myers Props design - Charles Sutherland   *member Actors Equity Association photos by  Jude Walton

The War Since Eve
by Kim Carney
Director - David Wolber

Roxie Firestone - Henrietta Hermelin*
Milty - Leah Smith*
Tara - Sarab Kamoo*

Stage Manager - Nan Luchini*
Set design - Sarah Tanner
Light design - Mary Cole
Costume design - Suzanne Young
Sound design - Will Myers
Props design - Charles Sutherland

*member Actors Equity Association
photos by Jude Walton