Press Room

Press Room

Previous reviews for the cast and creators of
Both Eyes Open


Philip Kan Gotanda

[Gotanda’s] work is graceful, elegant, open-hearted, and economical. His intentions are serious, his ambitions are worthy, and his observations about human nature are particularly acute. These are surprising, beautiful plays, deserving of both readers and audiences.”

— Tony Kushner


Suchan Kim

“commanded each scene he appeared in with a focused, muscular baritone and brought the house down with a virtuosic portrayal of the increasingly drunken servant, Germano.”

— Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times


Kalean Ung

“Ms. Ung however, was the most devastating. She was outstanding as the confused newlywed brought down by lies and envy.”

— -Erin Fair, Discover Hollywood


John Duykers

“Tenor John Duykers, a memorable Mime is LBO’s Ring cycle, was warmly sympathetic as the doctor, exhibiting the proper medical authority and avuncular charm while singing beautifully.”

— Long Beach Gazette


Ben Makino

Ultimately, the glory of “The Love Potion” is Martin’s magnificent score, which Benjamin Makino conducted meticulously. Makino, consistently sensitive to the work’s exquisite timing and placement of dynamics and color, made the most of the composer’s subtle chamber orchestra textures.”

— Rick Schultz, The Los Angeles Times


Max Duykers

It combines intellectual rigor with sheer physical pleasure as well as metaphysical transcendence. It is music that is deeply conscious of all the music that has come before it, but is very clearly music of our time while also offering some intriguing suggestions about where the music of the future might beckon.

Frank J. Oteri


Kwame Braun

Kwame Braun’s animations lend a blurry ambiance with floating flecks which could be anything from snow to dappled light to explosive sparks to flowers in a field to dust in a storm. The fanciful air that swirls around Charlie and Mary is crucial to showing the vastness of their feelings and their fate. “This is bigger than either of you!” the backdrop seems to murmur.”

— A.L Adams, Oregon Art