What People are Saying

The American Dream

TAG, Honolulu, HI

 

The American Dream opens with middle-aged Mommy (Rebecca Lea McCarthy) and the somewhat older Daddy (Tim Jeffryes) nervously awaiting a visitor in the living room of their New York apartment. They complain about the leaky “johnny” in the bathroom and an overall inability to get satisfaction these days. While Daddy tries to read his newspaper, Mommy, in a tailored shirt-dress with a red ribbon in her long black hair, stomps back and forth like a little girl in high heels and boasts about having made “a terrible scene” in a store over the color of a hat. Complaining about her mother, who lives with them and whom she wants to send to a nursing home, “I can live off you because I married you,” she tells Daddy, whom she alternately bullies and pets, making him wriggle with pleasure or dismay.

Fully inhabiting their increasingly bizarre roles, McCarthy and Jeffryes carry off Albee’s acerbic dialogue and surreal images, creating a convincing portrait of a long-married couple with a horrible, unmentionable secret. Mindy Pennybacker - Hitting the Stage ​

Superior Donuts

TAG, Honolulu, HI

 

Randy (Rebecca Lea McCarthy), the female cop ...  And Randy did a delightful job of portraying a women’s conflict on choice of career, family tradition and being a unique individual. Barbara Sullivan- Hitting the Stage

 

 

Defiance

TAG, Honolulu, HI

 

Margaret, played with equal parts a sharp tongue and maternal world-weariness by Rebecca Lea McCarthy, is done with being an officer’s wife. She would rather her husband retire at his current rank than stay on to become a full colonel, and looks forward to the days when they retire in Colorado and can climb every mountain. John Berger, Honolulu Pulse

Resistance!

TAG, Honolulu, HI

 

 ... an impervious Quaker Woman (Rebecca McCarthy) who — despite being the narrator, bookending of the play, probably providing the reason for the play’s title, and playing an integral role in saving important characters’ hides — deserves not to have an actual name.  (Really Goodman? Come on.)  Good thing she’s played by an actor who is as much of a stalwart in her role and accent as Quaker Woman is to her cause for abolition. ...Melissa Schmitz Hitting the Stage

 

Rebecca Lea McCarthy, as a tenacious Quaker woman with a delightful stirring of moral rebellion, introduces us to Resistance! ... Rasa Fournier from Midweek.com

Singing The Diaphragm Blues

4TH Wall Players, South Sound, WA

 

"I've enjoyed Rebecca Lea McCarthy's performances before, most recently in Arsenic and Old Lace at Lakewood Playhouse. In 2012, I nominated her "Doris" from Olympia Little Theatre's Same Time, Next Year for a Carvy." - Christian Carvajal

Same Time Next Year

Olympia Little Theatre

 

Jeff Hirschberg and Rebecca Lea McCarthy are terrific in the comedy Same Time, Next Year at Olympia Little Theatre ... Alec Clayton

 

I'm pretty sure I've never seen McCarthy before, but I was taken with her work as Doris, especially in a scene (at the end of Act I) that tries our willing suspension of disbelief. Christian Carvajal

 

Dogfight, Directed by Nancy Savoca

Major Motion Picture

 

"For contrast, we watch the other B's getting tattooed and then buying blow jobs from a hooker [played by Rebecca Lea McCarthy] in a movie theater. She replaces her gum between each man. Nice touch." -- Peter Travers from Rollingstone Magazine

The Clouds: A Reality Play

Ghost Light Theatrical - Seattle, WA

 

"Particularly fun performances from the competent ensemble were Rebecca Lea McCarthy as the terribly treated maid, Marta." - Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

 

 

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

Women's Theatre Group - Fort Lauderdale, Fl

 

"Scene stealing credit goes to Rebekah McCarthy as Betty the stagehand, who plays the beleaguered bailiff. She can ham it up without being too over the top." - Kevin Johnson Talking Broadway.com

 

"... the ensemble triumphs in creating human beings, not stand-ins for archetypes. Praise is due Miriam Kulick, Jacqueline Laggy, Rebekah McCarthy, Kathy Ryan-Fores, Carol Sussman, Lela Elam, Stacy-Ann Rose, Merry Jo Pitasi and, first among equals, New Theatre mainstay Tara Vodihn, who evolves from victimhood to empowerment as Anastasia." Bill Hirschman - Sun Sentinel