"The cast is uniformly strong, with one speech standing out: Joe Jung as Hart..."
"...it’s smoothly directed by KJ Sanchez and meets every challenge that a tiny, bare-bones theater presents. Evocative lighting and sound effects...abound."
"Imagine Our Town as seen through the eyes of Stephen King, and you’ll have a pretty good picture of what to expect from Canadian playwright Kevin Kerr’s Unity (1918)."
"The strong cast...along with KJ Sanchez’s imaginative direction, make for a worthy evening of theater about unconventional characters finding themselves in a world run amok." - Howard Miller
"Director KJ Sanchez stages the story with a touch that is both light and earthy. Joe Jung's sound design brings a spine-tingling immediacy to the proceedings."
"(Beth Ann) Hopkins is captivating."
"Unity is not only a thoughtful work of historical fiction, but a shrewd depiction of human behavior in the midst of the plague." - Zachary Stewart
"Unity (1918) is simultaneously engaging and subtle, provocative and folksy, and most of all a fascinating story executed with charming theatricality." - Mike Poblete
Joe Jung delivers a "delightfully comic, honest and touching performance." Joshua Everett Johnson's portrayal of Stan is "wonderfully heartfelt." Jessi Blue Gormezano's plays Beatrice "with the sweet grit and determination of a woman fighting for her own."
"With this dedicated and talented ensemble and this brazen script, Sanchez has guided this production to highlight the harsh realities of war, love, and loss." - Patrick Moran
"To say I was floored by this play is an understatement."
"Every performance was different and singling one out would be a disservice to the work they did together."
"To miss this play will be a foolish move from any theater lover. I can’t stop talking about it to everybody I know who loves the stage and even to those that don’t."
"It’s a perfect fit, the ensemble’s talents and creative impulses are a perfect match with Kevin Kerr’s black humor, generosity of spirit – the way he finds love and joy in the darkest places – and his language. The cast is perfectly equipped to travel between the banal and the profound, just as Kevin’s writing does. All the stars lined up for this one."
Full Review Fix Exclusive Interview with KJ Sanchez, director of Unity (1918)
"My ideal would be that every play produced itself changes one thing (or more) about theatre... that is to say that theatre would be recognized as responsive, immediate, ever-changing, shape shifting. That every play is about two things: it's about the thing its about, but its also a manifest -- the playwrights vision of what theatre can become."
Full Interview with Kevin Kerr, Unity 1918 playwright