Coming up: Monday, December 12, 2016 A Staged Reading of my new play "Beneath the Beautiful"
“Yes, Linda Manning can make this stuff up and indeed it does not get much better than this well-constructed play...." [Bite the Apple] David Roberts, Chief Critic, Theatre Reviews Limited, New York, NY
"The ensemble of actresses are remarkable, particularly the evocative and nuanced performance by Manning. Bite the Apple is a smart script with intricate dialogue and beautiful language...." Joseph Samuel Wright, Theatre Is Easy, New York, NY
"Writer-performer Linda Manning gives us a fiercely intelligent and sexual Charlotte Brontë.... The writing delicately renders the conflict between family responsibility and the artist's calling, between romantic yearning and the realities of married love." The Village Voice, New York, NY
"This wonderfully quixotic piece by Linda Manning explores the struggles Charlotte faced, including her own stifling romantic ideals. With a striking level of skill and versatility," TimeOut New York, New York, NY
"The Invisible Theatre Company’s adaptation of the classic tale is strikingly fresh, thanks to playwright Linda Manning’s bold vision.... Manning had a dynamic presence .... Deftly handling the madness that lies at the heart of Poe’s tale, Manning oscillated from a petulant little girl, to a proper young lady, to a disturbing sexual force.... The amount of humor that Manning has incorporated into the script, without compromising its horror, is one of its greatest accomplishments.” The Off-Off-Broadway Review, New York, NY