REVIEWS: Curve of Departure @ South Coast Repertory

"One of the most thoroughly engaging, emotionally piercing new works I have seen this season... lively, approachable, and at times wickedly funny but then turns all-together heartbreaking in a flash... Superb... as Jackson, Barillas reveals an endearing, often heartbreaking vulnerability beneath an exterior of calm and staunchness."  - Broadway World

"A family dramedy for our times... First rate."  - OC Register

"Executed in such an effortless, skillful and heartfelt way that it kind of makes you wish it—and its four compelling, relatable, characters—would stick around longer...  smart and quick dialogue... excellent ensemble...  sensitive, uncluttered direction.  A taut, engrossing play with more than its fair share of laughs, something that reveals extraordinary moments in the lives of very ordinary people."  - OC Weekly

I felt as though I had taken a journey with people I knew well... a play that sneaks up on you instead of bashing you on the head, and I’m still thinking about it."  - Los Angeles Times