At the age of seven I began studying music and dance and won every talent contest I entered. Also at the age of seven I was chosen Little Miss Twin Cities in my hometown of Crystal City/Festus, MO. In 1977 I was Mrs. Missouri in the first National Mrs. America Pageant that was televised nationwide from Las Vegas, NV. During my long career as a real estate broker, I majored in music in college, after which I became a host of a weekly classical music program over radio station KCSN (KCSN Concert Hall) followed by 10 years as host of Arts In Review at radio station KPFK. After leaving KPFK to move to Northern California, I returned to Los Angeles two years later and began writing theatre reviews for NoHoLA (later renamed MetroLa), became a contributor to The Tolucan Times writing theatre reviews and special feature articles. I also began writing an article entitled People, Places, and Things for a newspaper, The National Jewish News, and am still a regular contributor to that paper.

IRONBOUND review

50%

Marin Ireland's Polish accent is perfect, and she, as well as Christian Camargo, Josiah Bania, and Marcel Spears, all give sterling performance. However, I personally found the play, itself, very depressing.

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THE CHOSEN review

100%

This story, told through the eyes of Reuven, makes the point of the importance of allowing people to understand one another, friends with different backgrounds. fathers and sons. The powrrful cast brings each of these characters to life with their remarkable performances.

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A LOVE AFFAIR review

100%

Director Chris DeCarlo says "Jerry Mayer's plays are a delight for a director, a cast, and of course an audience. He writes about issues people can identify with, laugh at, and care about." And I have to agree with with that statement....

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ASHES TO ASHES review

0%

The only character that I looked forward to seeing in any of the scenes in this production was Michael Uribes who showed up in every “country” along the way portraying various characters that correspond to the locations.

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