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THE CRITICS AGREE - THE BEN HECHT SHOW IS A SMASHING SUCCESS!
"The storytelling is engaging. And the story could not be more timely."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"[THE BEN HECHT SHOW] has much to recommend it...Timely for our own age of unrest and unbound anger directed at many minority groups."
- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
"This is an important solo show that contains the wit, wisdom, and commitment of a major public figure to a worthy cause. Hecht’s story is in good hands with Sherman.."
- Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
"Under Dennis Zacek's direction, Sherman gives excellent Hecht."
- Tony Adler, Chicago Reader
"The staging by set designer Abigail Reed masterfully uses Piven Theatre’s intimate space so that audiences feel they have been invited into Hecht’s study...Well written and acted as an interesting, revealing show, "
-Jodie Jacobs, Chicago Theater Examiner
"Actor-playwright James Sherman has created "The Ben Hecht Show," a fascinating portrayal of a complex man...Sherman captures the essence of Hecht brilliantly."
- Mina Tenkin, Deerfield Review