"Director Eleanor Holdridge's ensemble works together with a casual ease, led by Edwina Findley in a spectacular lead performance as Sadie. Findley transforms from a sassy schoolgirl to a troubled wife to a dignified grandmother all in the course of ninety minutes, and makes it all look easy... just marvelous. It's a courageous portrayal of a courageous woman."
"Edwina Findley is the heart of this warm production. Her stunning portrayal of Sadie is both vulnerable and powerful. The voices of Findley, Baxter, Marjorie Johnson, and Kes Khemnu blend in simple harmonies that make you feel this is your story, no matter what your background."
"Powerfully portrayed...Ms. Findley, a recent graduate of NYU, imbues Sadie with a youthful optimism that refuses to be quelled, despite beatings from both white racists and her traditional husband. She maintains her youthful vitality even as she ages... Ms. Findley mines deeply into her emotions during parts as well, as even Sadie is forced to come to terms with the forces of racism, personifying her grief and shame with a tightly controlled hand, even as Sadie's character radiates her emotions to the ceiling.
"Absolutely hilarious and touching...a tornado of energy, eating up everything in her path!"
"Impressive! Watching Findley, you almost expect joy to come gushing forth from her body
like water from the very fountain she's singing about"
Cleveland Call and Post:
"Nice Work! A talented, bright face who has that "it" that should take her wherever she wants to go!"
"She has a lovely singing voice!"
The DC Eagle:
"Of the Highest Caliber! Performs Beautifully! A marvel to watch!"