Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them

2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Print Reviews

“The standout was “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them,” A. Rey Pamatmat’s tender comedy-drama…”
Backstage

“…’Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them’ is an utterly sincere and winning drama about three good kids that sparkles with moments of gentle comedy. ”
The Courier- Journal (for The Courier-Journal’s review of the full 2011 Festival, click here)

“A. Rey Pamatmat’s hilarious and moving script… is riotously funny at some points, tear-jerking at others, but, as it tells a story of how a broken family can still manage to triumph, powerful throughout.”
LEO Weekly

“…irresistable… a kids’ revolution…”
Dramatics Magazine

“‘Edith…’ received a standing ovation in Louisville. That’s unusual at the Festival, but this drama with some good-hearted laughs had a powerful effect on people… Many people sniffled through Edith’s second act and had tear-stained faces leaving the theater. Pamatmat’s play takes dead aim…”
Cincinnati City Beat (for a more in-depth review by Mr. Pender, click here)

“‘Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them’ set the bar a whole lot higher… ‘Edith’ is a beautifully rendered portrait… This is my 10th Humana Festival (since 1998), and I can’t recall another play that sparked an instantaneous standing O, nor a play that more deserved one.”
The Examiner

“We’ve seen kids-surviving-on-their-own stories and we’ve seen plenty of coming-out tales. But playwright A. Rey Pamatmat fuses the two genres so beautifully in ‘Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them’ that the three-character piece doesn’t feel like anything we’ve seen before… refreshing… big laughs share the stage with rich emotions.”
Indiana Business Journal

“…engaging offbeat… a quirky, funny, moving picture of re-imagined family…”
Evansville Courier & Press

Blog Reviews

“Utterly astonishing and excellent from start to finish, A. Rey Pamatmat’s new play is at turns hysterically funny and heartbreakingly poignant.”
The Arts Louisville

“…a sweet coming-of-age story…”
Arts-Louisville.com

“‘Edith Can Shoot Things’ is on target.”
LouisvilleKY.com

“… beautiful and painfully realistic… Mr. Pamatmat’s insight into his young characters’ complex emotional lives rings true, as does his funny and utterly convincing portrayal of the boys’ attempts to come to grips with their sexuality.”
Stage Left

“…a damn funny play.”
2AMt

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New Theater

Print Reviews

“…a strikingly original work… a beautifully crafted script from a fresh, new voice in the theatre… This one is that special.”
Miami Herald

“…a darkly funny story of abandonment and adaptation…. It’s a fresh work and a valuable tale about a non-traditional American family. It’s worth seeing for those who appreciate new American storytelling…”
Miami New Times

Blog Reviews

“…a provocative, even moving vision of the challenges of surviving modern adolescence in what seems a hostile adult world.”
Florida Theater On Stage

“…a socially conscious snapshot of a broken home… one of the most tender love stories I’ve seen onstage all year.”
Boca Mag

“…a well-written, directed, and acted piece of highly original theatre… a pleasure to watch.”
Miami Art Zine

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Actor’s Express

Print Reviews

“…’Edith’ is equally affecting both as a story about neglected siblings and as a coming-out tale of first love… undeniably poignant.”
Access Atlanta for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“…a compelling piece definitely worth seeing… we’re greeting a playwright at the beginning of an important career and seeing a new look at the human condition.”
Atlanta INtown

Blog Reviews

“The situations seem fresh, honest and fully imagined, all crucial to the sort of bittersweet, quirky comedy that talented young playwright A. Rey Pamatmat is aiming for.”
Art Critics ATL

“Written by A. Rey Pamatmat, this story has heart…. witty, cute, and raw.”
Pure Politics

“…a multi-level story on society, family and the basic human need of security… uplifting and moving.”
Atlanta Theater Fans

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