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CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler

Broadway World

Review: CRY IT OUT (As If Theatre) — Heilman & Haver (

“Cry It Out is a rare commodity. It’s enlightening, but not preachy, it’s funny without losing the seriousness of the message, and it’s timeless. It is a show that, while told through the lens of motherhood, is a layered thesis on sex roles, class, societal expectations, judgement, and the hard choices that befall new parents. Presented here by an excellent cast under the direction of Betsy Mugavero, the As If production of Cry It Out serves up that most important of dishes, perspective.”

SUITE SURRENDER by Michael McKeever

Broadway World

Review: SUITE SURRENDER at As If Theatre (

“The cast of SUITE SURRENDER hits all the right notes and performs with perfect harmony. Each actor embodies their character with such totality of commitment that it is hard to imagine anyone else in any of the roles.”

“SUITE SURRENDER reminds us that laughter is the best medicine to all that ails us. Come to As If Theatre for a dose of good fun to soothe the aches of a long, hard winter.”

Heilman & Haver

Stage Review – Suite Surrender (As If Theatre) — Heilman & Haver (

“SUITE SURRENDER is the perfect escape from the mundane and is 90 minutes of pure fun. Delivered by a wonderfully talented cast, it spans the comedic spectrum, from slapstick to deadpan, and is at the same time a situational comedy and, of course, the perfect farce.”

“Sometimes what we really need is that 15 minutes, out in the parking lot after a show, talking to other people about what a fun time we just had. And that’s SUITE SURRENDER.”



Broadway World

Review: THE FOREIGNER at As If Theatre (

THE FOREIGNER engages the mind, lifts the spirits, and soothes the soul.”
“THE FOREIGNER at As If Theatre has me believing in the magic of theater again.”

Eclectic Arts

Eclectic Arts: THE FOREIGNER As If Theatre Company October 7, 2022 Eclectic Arts (

“THE FOREIGNER pushed an already high benchmark even higher. Highly recommended!”
“Mr. Gingold is a treasure and his performance alone is worth the price of admission.”

Heilman & Haver

Stage Review – The Foreigner (As If Theatre) — Heilman & Haver (

With a talented ensemble cast and fantastic individual portrayals of personal transformation, The Foreigner tackles fear, hatred, ignorance, and racism with a realism that is tempered with hope, love, and redemption.  All of the pieces are in place to make this a funny, thought provoking, and entertaining production.”

THE KENMORE QUICKIES – TALL TALES – by Simon Astor, Suzanne Bailie, Roz Cornejo, John C. Davenport, Caitlin Gilman, Thomas Pierce, Curtis Rawls, & Scott Stolnack

Eclectic Arts

As If Theatre Company “The Kenmore Quickies – Tall Tales August 12, 2022 Eclectic Arts

“Much like a shorts film festival, The Kenmore Quickies offered something for everyone. Some were perfect just the way they were while others were a great appetizer for a full length production in the future.”

“Kudos to the playwrights, directors, actors, and the creative team behind The Kenmore Quickies. The quality of the performances made for a fantastic evening of theatre in Kenmore, WA!”

NW Theatre

As If Theatre Company: Kenmore Quickies  – September 9, 2022

“The eight shorts in this year’s Kenmore Quickies each took viewers on an unlikely journey, all steeped in Kenmore history. Or at least quasi-history.”

THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter

KIMBERLY AKIMBO by David Lindsay-Abaire