“Playwright Kari Bentley-Quinn has created a remarkably sensitive and intelligent play…I highly recommend seeing this production.” -StageBuzz 

“Bentley-Quinn does well in exploring the human condition and while Sybil is the center of the story, it is the idea that people are unwilling to accept that sometimes things just happen and that God may not have anything to do with it that acts as an almost invisible character on its own. It is forever present on stage, even during the lighthearted moments…Bentley-Quinn is a promising playwright, addressing the meaning of life in a way that is still somewhat taboo.” – Queens Chronicle

“Kari Bentley-Quinn’s The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens is an entertaining exploration of the complexities of becoming a limited vortex public figure in the Internet age and the dangers that can go with it.” -LIC Court Square Blog

“This is a solid production of a play that asks some fundamental questions about our contemporary culture and the costs and benefits of celebrating (or depending on your perspective, exploiting) ordinary people who experience extraordinary events. The main character Sybil is both well-drawn by playwright Kari Bentley-Quinn and excellently portrayed by Jennifer Gordon Thomas.”  –Maxamoo

“Bentley-Quinn seems interested in exploring the notion that just because something extraordinary happens to someone that doesn’t necessarily make them extraordinary…Bentley-Quinn’s piece works best when she is looking at the aftermath of Sybil’s ordeal and the hysteria that swells up around her survival. People except remarkable things from this woman who, as one character states, “survived the unsurvivable.”…Jennifer Gordon Thomas as Sybil has fleshed out a fully realized character…” -Queens Times-Ledger

“Bentley-Quinn has written a sensitive and intelligent play about an extremely fraught situation.” – Theatermania