Like the heartwarming and heartbreaking script, everything about Charlie Hensley's Alliance Theatre staging reaches out to grab or hug you. Even Robert Odorisio's warm bilevel set of a late 1940's Brooklyn house seems to surround you as it comes together in sections that roll downstage and rise from the orchestra pit. It invites us to become eavesdroppers in a circle of universal family... The acting and staging are superb.” - Dan Hulbert

— Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Director Charlie Hensley has come home to the Alliance with a hit. His direction is evident in the smooth, flowing performance... filled with dramatic confrontations as well as humor... Putting the house together piece by piece filled the audience with wonder.” - Yvette Loury

— Tuesday Magazine

...One gets the feeling of peering into the Jerome family's home in Brighton Beach rather than being in an audience at a play... The family is splitting up and leaving just as you're wishing they would stay so you could see more.” - Elizabeth Lee

— Daily News