Performance Reviews for Charm at MCC Theater:
*Note: Rising went by Marky Irene Diven at the time of the performance. Her current name is reflected.
"[Rising] elegantly walks the line between comedy and gravity in portraying a character that is seriously troubled, but also written to be funny." - Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania
"[Rising]'s performance as "Lady" is particularly complex." - Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast
“[Rising] shines as Lady. The character is drowning in fear and self-doubt due to physical and emotional victimization and gender confusion. The arc of this character's catharsis during the course of the play is beautifully interpreted." - Domenick Danza, More Than The Play
"Special shoutout to [Irene Rising]. Her heartbreaking performance proves she is an actress to be reckoned with. She's gonna catch the attention of award nominating committees!" - Sam Maher, YesBroadway
"[Rising’s] performance in MCC's Charm last year broke our hearts and proved she is an actress to be reckoned with. She's a true inspiration in the theater community and someone who we all can't wait to see continue to shine on the stage and screen!" - Sam Maher, YesBroadway
"[Rising] gives the amorphous character of Lady a sharp profile." - David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America