“As directed by Ron Jenkins, it crackles with kinetic energy. Every minute of the story is either funny, shocking, sad or fascinating. The highs are precipitous and the lows profoundly dark”.
“The play doesn’t pretend we don’t know about the abuse. It goes there quickly and without equivocation but doesn’t dwell on it, either.”
“The rink set is perfectly rendered, the skates real and the “ice” totally convincing when you see Smyth skating and shooting. A huge screen is used for video clips of various real-life game moments in addition to stats and hockey cards of the various players who pop up in the story”
“The bad habits put Fleury on the sharpened edge of self-destruction, lending the play no shortage of suspense, even if you think you know the story”
“It’s an amazing accomplishment not just physically, of course, but emotionally. You’d forgive him if he just survived the play night after night but Smyth isn’t just good in the role but bloody fantastic”