RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS!!!
From Gabriella Strindberg
It's enough to say that every character gets a moment when they are pushed into revealing family secrets or their true feelings. My favorite of these is when Kim—a demure and kind soul who loves her brother and brother-in-law unconditionally—finally confronts Big Jim. Stern and attacking, but with calculated distinction, she tells Big Jim that she prays that one day he will see how wrong he really is.
From David Roberts, Onstage Chief New York Theater Critic
--Kris's sister Kimmy (played with a charming strength and willfulness by Julie Campbell)
From Bill Crouch, Stage Buddy
--Kris’s sister Kimmy (played with the sweetest grace by Julie Campbell)
From David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America
--Julie Campbell as Kimmy, who, like the good Southern girl she is, constantly tries to put the best face on things.
From Deb Miller, DC Metro Arts
Julie Campbell and Jacques Mitchell as Kris’s sister Kimmy and brother-in-law Bobby offer the men their unconditional love and support, suffer along with them, and try to help in any way they can, then show their increasing contempt for Jim’s estranged family. They are sympathetic role models of devotion, caring, and loyalty.
From Howard Miller, Upstage Downstage
a play that comes roaring out the gate like a bull let loose from its corral, tearing up the stage at the Jerry Orbach Theater for two fiery hours before sending us off to think (a lot) about what we have borne witness to.
From Christian Paolino, The Verge of Jordan Blogspot
--You wish you weren't so close at times, right in the room hearing the things these people have been carrying around for so long, but we need to be there.
From Ethan Kanfer, New York Theater Reviews
-- THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS eschews easy answers and ripped-from-the-headlines relevance in favor of a more challenging exploration of clashing ideologies. A well-cast ensemble embodies these contradictions effectively...
PAST REVIEWS FOR JULIE
In A Beautiful Thing, "Julie Campbell (Sandra), anchors the show with a solid performance. She starts off brash and confident, but slowly reveals vulnerability, sorrow, and some humor too." ~theateronline.com
"...in Julie Campbell, Sandra is capable of danger and passion." ~nytheatre.com
"...her swaggering Macbeth is convincing. When she wrapped her sinewy arms around the delicate Lady Macbeth, gender issues disappeared." ~buzznyc
In To Kill a Mockingbird, "...a good impression is made by Julie Campbell as the victimized young white woman..." ~nytheatre.com