Reviews for PAPER CRANES

“For audiences that delight in downtown theater, “Paper Cranes” is a wish come true.” – Backstage

“Kari Bentley-Quinn is a gifted writer, and her flowing dialogue weaves her characters’ interconnected stories together in a way that never feels contrived. She explores with great insight the complex nature of relationships — maternal, platonic, romantic, sexual, gay and straight.” – Show Business Weekly

“In Bentley-Quinn’s play, the folding and unfolding of these paper birds is a powerful symbol of how we fold and unfold our emotional realities…Kudos to Packawallop Productions for developing this play and giving it a top-notch production as support.”

“Gifted playwright Kari Bentley Quinn…merges drama and sentimentalism with enough grit to make it feel like a reflection of real life rather than over the top melodrama. …this is the sort of play that made you fall in love with independent theater in the first place.” -Theatre is Easy

“…For all characters there is introspection, and for all there is enlightenment…there is something charming to the delicateness, the softness with which Bentley-Quinn constructs the story, much as the care needed for the folding of cranes, her characters are touched with a gentle humanity.” -Black Box Reviews

“Bentley-Quinn clearly has great affection for each of these characters. Even when they feel like familiar types, something we have seen before, she has drawn them so sharply that we soon learn they are all worth caring about and paying attention to. The same can be said for this smart production – and the playwright as well.” - OffOffOnline

“Bentley-Quinn’s script zeroes in on overcoming loneliness, on love, on sex, on grappling with inner insecurities…an intelligent production, it successfully leaves the audience thinking how sex is an expression of something else.” – PopMatters