News & Reviews

Below are critical reviews and news stories featuring Marcela and her productions.

Written by Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Disgraced” is a scorcher, an uncompromising look at racism, Islamophobia and American identity. We’ve never heard a Guthrie audience gasp as often as they did on opening night. This might be the year’s most essential play, one everyone should see, especially […]

‘Disgraced’ might be the year’s most essential play, MinnPost, July 26, 2016

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Of the three productions I’ve seen of Ayad Akhtar’s honest, far-reaching play, Marcela Lorca’s staging for Princeton’s McCarter Theatre is the best. By far. By miles.

No disgrace here, Phindie, October 23, 2016

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In the production’s opening scene, a ship’s sails billow above the stage of the OSF’s Elizabethan Theatre, where sailors stand on the deck of the cargo ship Pharaon. They sway with the rise and fall of the sea, alerting us of Lorca’s penchant for filling the stage with movement. A guest director at OSF, she […]

Review: ‘Monte Cristo’ moves beyond the thrills, Mail Tribune, June 15, 2015

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Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning script is well served by the talented actresses who play sisters Lenny (Maggie Chestovich), Meg (Georgia Cohen) and Babe (Ashley Rose Montondo) as director Marcela Lorca plumbs the unique differences between the colorful trio, who clearly love each other dearly in spite of striking sparks whenever they come together.

‘Crimes of the Heart’ review: Guthrie Theater does right by play, Pioneer Press, May 12, 2014

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