Review Roundup: FEEDING BEATRICE offers smart scares in The Rep Studio Theatre

Wednesday | Nov. 20, 2019

Kirsten Greenidge's Feeding Beatrice has made a home-run world premiere in The Rep's Studio Theatre, earning a one-week extension following strong early sales. Local critics are loving its smart blend of scares, character dynamics and social commentary.

We're compiling all of the local critical reactions in this space, so be sure to keep checking back as the reviews continue to roll in! The show continues through November 24.

Kenya Vaughn, St. Louis American:

"The play is a piercing, graphic and haunting illustration of one couple’s attempt to assimilate and achieve their idea of the American dream at all costs."

Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“(Playwright Kirsten) Greenidge succeeds in weaving a tapestry that’s as hilarious as it is haunting."

Mark Bretz, Ladue News:

"An arresting and thought-provoking ghost story filled with the specter of racism as well as the supernatural."

Tanya Seale, Broadway World St. Louis:

"This play is a thought-provoking, sobering, but often times laugh-out-loud gothic tale, smartly crafted to work on many complex intellectual levels. Its haunting metaphors explore racism, classism, and the cleanliness/dirtiness of the American Dream."

Richard T. Green, Talkin' Broadway:

"Plenty of cringe-inducing twists and gripping, edge-of-your-seat moments."

Michelle Kenyon, Snoop's Theatre Thoughts:

"Inventive and new."

Ann Pollack, St. Louis Eats and Drinks:

"The tech work here is terrific and plays a major part in the pleasures of the evening. Lawrence E. Moten III’s two level set, Jason Lynch’s lights and David Kelepha Samba’s sound all are remarkable and fit perfectly."