Review On Silent Joy, a New Play


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Bob Leggett

Registered Critic, Publicist


Inspired by Dante’s Inferno and adapted from the graphic novel by Zach Beckert, the stage version was written by Melissa Ordaz, with musical score composed by Matt Ordaz. Maggie Dorfman and John Michael Logie were magical in the lead roles, taking us through every emotion available to lead us to the goal. The supporting players were led by Carolina Reynoso as the young girl, Ramzi Kelley as the mother, Joshua Lopez as the father and Christopher Flores as the brother. Additional support came from Brian Bautista, Aaron Griffin, Janette, Valenzo and Megan Walker. In addition, Matt Ordaz (xylophone and percussion) and Chrissy Johnson (cello) underscored the show with music that made a difference. You will be changed by this show. Hats off to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for their support and for being there.