Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Directing for the Rebekah Theatre Project, Toma Tavares Langston indulges in a little gratuitous singing, but he wisely leaves most of the work to the snappy, lyrical script and the charismatic leads. As the patients cede the stage to their caregivers, the show offers a few heartrending glimpses into how we might face passing on and what our loved ones will be left with when we do."
Read Full Review
Chicago Stage Standard - Somewhat Recommended
"...The Shadow Box is an astute and difficult script that chops three storylines into episodes. Fortunately, The Rebekah Theatre Project utilized their strong passion and promising artistry to a satisfying end. While the production works overall, the unevenness of successfully following the emotional progression of each storyline hinders the impact. Unsurprisingly, Patricia and Paul Tinsley most effectively achieve their final climactic episode with unabashed tenderness and fearless humanity. However, the production's greatest strength is its focus on hope. The use of The Beatles' "Let It Be" during the intermission and curtain call reflects the acceptance and optimism which the ensemble found in Cristofer's play. By employing their present passion and developing their artistic ensemble, The Rebekah Theatre Project could be a lovely new addition to the Chicago storefront scene and a welcome ally to the fight against cancer."
Read Full Review
Chicago Theater Beat - Recommended
"... As an inaugural outing, rtp has chosen an ambitious work both in scope and tone, and is largely rewarded for the effort. Though it may be difficult to tear oneself away from the brightly colored lights that glitter oh-so-enticingly from more festive productions, The Shadow Box is an ultimately rewarding journey with humor and heartache that may make you hug your loved ones a little more tightly than usual this holiday season."