The Tempest at WSC Avant Bard, June 2018
★★★★★! "A feast for the eyes...Prospero’s helpful and whimsical sprite Ariel is shared by three performers, a master stroke of casting on Tom Prewitt’s part. The triple casting – Reginald Richard, Camille Pivetta, and Emily H. Gilson – contributes to the theatrical magic and the three lithe and energetic individuals work together to enact a cohesive, single character that bonds with Henley’s Prospero in a way I have rarely seen." - DC Theatre Scene
"Prospero’s minions may whip up the odd “insubstantial pageant," but the minions themselves are substantial. At least, that’s the case in WSC Avant Bard’s “The Tempest”: Outshining other elements...the depictions of Ariel and Caliban are vivid and intriguing, conjuring up a brave new world....Throughout, Ariel registers as eerie and suitably inhuman." - Celia Wren, The Washington Post
"A sharp, perceptively wrought production about people shedding their outer skin to reveal another inner, unseen self."
"This Ariel is like an apparition after too long under the sun, or the wrong dosage of drugs that have opened the mind...played by three different actors, each vastly different from the other, yet synchronized." - DC Metro Theater Arts
"An energetic, enthusiastic Tempest...further underscor[ing] the female empowerment intrinsic to the play by...casting the sprite Ariel as a blue-hued trio (Emily H. Gilson, Camille Pivetta, and Reginald Richard)." - Broadway World
"A luminous staging...the production’s spirits are one of the highlights of the show. The choice to embody Ariel, Prospero’s magical assistant, in three actors makes their scenes dynamic.." - Maryland Theatre Guide