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“[Kill the Debbie Downers] pays Chekhov’s characters the kind of honor that says, ‘I want to see who you really are.’ It’s a valentine.”
—Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
“First-rate… novel and entertaining”
—Emily S. Mendel | Berkeleyside
“This is ultimately one of the unique strengths of devised theater. It allows actors to show their skills in unconventional ways and to interact with an audience as boldly as they dare. And with a cast as talented as this one, that’s an experience worth seeing.”
—Lauren Sheehan-Clark | The Daily Californian
“There's a terrific variety show to take in here, with funny hand-jive routines, group songs with jolly accordion and trombone solos, Fossesque chairback choreography, even a little ‘Jaws’ shtick.”
—Jim Gladstone | Bay Area Reporter
“Wonderful moments”
—Eddy Reynolds | Theatre Eddys
“Charms and amuses”
—Victor Cordell | ForAllEvents
“Wildly imaginative”
—Sam Hurwitt | The Mercury News
“Burns with aesthetic and political urgency”
—John Wilkins | The Free Audience
“The multi-talented crew sings, dances, and leaps into the air to express frustration—it’s the end of old ways. A revolution is coming.”
—Evelyn Arevalo | Theatrius
“The sheer vibrancy of this production by the Shotgun Players (together with its aggressive musical score) gets each character’s blood pumping in ways that demand an audience’s attention”
—George Heymont | My Cultural Landscape
“KILL THE DEBBIE DOWNERS! squeezes juicy berries of absurdity from Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters into a heady liqueur of song, dance, play..and an accordion!”
—Christine Okon | Theater & Such
“Utilizing repetition, variation, dance, music, acrobatics, metaphorical set pieces and experimentation of all sort, the company has essentially cut up Chekhov’s script and themes and tossed the pieces into a kaleidoscope.”
—Charles Kruger | TheatreStorm
“I honor Shotgun for giving this kind of work a go, and Jackson and Wilmurt for taking on the task.”
—Robert Hall | The Piedmont Post


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