Review On The Abuelas

Deborah Klugman

Registered Critic

The drama’s most gripping scene comes in its final moments, which spotlight Carolina Montenegro’s all too brief appearance as a ghost from the past, come to help Gabriela heal her fractured spirit. The intensity and truth in this sequence are a marked contrast to the pseudo-theatrics prior, too often underscored by designer Jeff Gardner’s sweeping sound.

Deborah Klugman is a freelance arts journalist living in Los Angeles. She has been writing about L.A. theater since 1986.