Alice in Wonderland

A Noise Within, Pasadena

We opened on a Saturday night in March, and closed the following Tuesday after 3 performances. I look forward to bringing this show back, as soon as the theatres are able to reopen.  

Susan joins the cast of "Alice in Wonderland". 


An Experiment with an Airpump

La Jolla Playhouse, & Backyard Renaissance Theatre, La Jolla 

"....Angelo plays the reversal of roles between 1799 and 1999 with skill and sensitivity."  
- San Diego Story

"Susan Angelo is absorbing...penetrating."
- San Diego Union Tribune

"...the excellent Ms. Angelo."
- Carol Davis Review


Madwoman of Chaillot

A Noise Within, Pasadena

"In particular, it was a delight to see Angelo, an actress I've been watching for years in Shakespearean and other dramas, such as August: Osage County and the tragedy Women of Lockerbee, at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, where Angelo also directed the heartbreaking one-woman show My Name is Rachel Corrie, and at ANW in heavy plays such Tom Stoppard's Arcadia as author Hannah Jarvis - sink her teeth into a meaty comedic role. And what a surprising bite this thesp has, revealing her wide acting range and comic chops."
 Ed Rampell, Hollywood Progressive


August:Osage County

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, LA

“The burden of crumbling family hierarchy falls on the shoulders of Susan Angelo’s Barbara, who handles the trials of her newly forced responsibilities with wit, charm, and unhinged aggression.”
- Neon Tommy

“..the always superb Susan Angelo gives us a long-dormant volcano just waiting to erupt, and when mother and daughter get into a knock-down, drag out….the audience is left gasping for breath amidst cheers.”
– Stage Scene LA


Arcadia

A Noise Within, Pasadena

"….superb!" 
- LA Times

"Susan Angelo is an intellectual Hannah whose sensuality seems to bloom back to life….."
- South Pasadena Review

"Susan Angelo mixes starch intellect with sensuality…." 
- Stage Scene


Julius Caesar

Will Geer's  Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"Susan Angelo depicts a woman of strength, tenderness, tenacity and self-deprecating humor...resulting in what is probably the most touching moment of the play"
- LA Splash

"Angelo is the real deal...complex passionate and the embodiment of her line: "I have a man's mind, but a woman's might."
- Play Shakespeare.com


The Dance of Death

A Noise Within, Pasadena

"Susan Angelo masterfully depicts has-been actress Alice, the other half of this unhappy marriage…"
- People's World, Hollywood Progressive

"Angelo's suitably high wire performance…." 
- Stage Happenings

"Angelo co-creates a stunning portrait of deeply psychological marital dysfunction. …. Angelo and Elliott prove a fine match, with energy levels and intensities so similar the whole piece becomes an unpredictable fencing bout."
- LA Daily News


Much Ado About Nothing

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"….Angelo is adroit and engaging…"

- LA Times Critics' Choice

"….could not have cast actors with more chemistry, or a better understanding of Beatrice and Benedick than Susan Angelo and Robertson Dean… Angelo is luminous in the role, light on her feet, and feisty to a fault."
- Shakespeare in LA

"…Angelo easily stole the show (as) … Beatrice… (she is) comical yet intense. Each scene ended with applause from the audience."
- Living Out Loud, LA


God of Carnage

Pittsburg Public Theatre

"Angelo delivers an explosive performance as the neatly-pressed Annette."
- Beaver County Times

"The superb cast vibrates with believable energy and personality"
- Gordon Spencer, WRCT


Antony and Cleopatra

A Noise Within, Pasadena

"You can sense the exhilaration. Susan Angelo and Geoff Elliott exude the charisma of stars, the self-assurance of royalty and the sense that they can't wait to hop back into bed"
- Don Shirley, LAStage Times

"Susan Angelo...shines in a sinuous turn ... moving with appropriately serpentine grace..."
- LA Times

" Angelo... is an unstoppable force of nature as the lusty and controlling monarch, bringing out the humor and ultimate heartbreak in the role."
Backstage West


Cymbeline

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"Susan Angelo's Queen is cheerily despicable."
-Backstage West

"Susan Angelo plays the Queen with such an icy dexterity you can see the beginnings of Lady Macbeth."
-LA Times

"Susan Angelo as the ambitious, evil Queen is two-faced, cold hearted and downright menacing"
- Play Shakespeare.com


The Rehearsal

A Noise Within, Glendale

"The Countess is portrayed with duplicitous envy by Susan Angelo."
-LA Splash

"Angelo is mesmerizing..."
-LA Examiner

"The evening rides on the quick, tart charm of Angelo... smart talk is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
-Los Angeles Times


Broken Glass

West Coast Jewish Theatre, LA


"The show's engrossing moral center is Angelo's wonderfully vulnerable performance."
LA Weekly

"Susan Angelo tenderly and terrifyingly creates Sylvia's thoughts and movements."
- Backstage West


School for Scandal

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"Susan Angelo as Lady Sneerwell is the grand dame of smear…and bites quite capably bite into Sheridan's ruinous repartee."
-Daily Variety

"Susan Angelo's Lady Sneerwell serves up epigrams with admirable directness."
- Los AngelesTimes


Richard lll

A Noise Within, Glendale

"Angelo plays Queen Elizabeth skillfully….strong but desperate, imperiled in this ruthless world of men."
-LA Examiner

"Susan Angelo is absolutely heartbreaking as Queen Elizabeth...her delicately nuanced performance proves to be both powerful and tragic."
- LA Splash

"Susan Angelo traces Elizabeth's trek from staunch queen to grief-stricken mother with typical finesse."
-Los Angeles Times


Women of Lockerbie

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

".... ...The heart of the production is Susan Angelo's performance as a bereaved mother who wanders the hills in search of her son, killed on his way home for Christmas. In her grounded anguish, Angelo becomes any woman, anywhere in the world, who has lost a child through violence. Her love is raw, and real."
Los Angeles Times

"Susan Angelo, beyond praise....is having a benchmark Theatricum season.... her voice both penetrating and pathetic, it's impossible not to become engrossed."
- Backstage West


Life x 3

Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh

"Susan Angelo put tart-tongued intelligence to good use"
- Pittsburgh Observer-Reporter

"... Susan Angelo's Ines, a high-comedy physicalization in which we see a tight-rope walk between ludicrous and sympathetic."
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Best Supporting Actress


Heartbreak House

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"Susan Angelo, having a field day, (is) heartfelt beneath the arch facade of Ariadne."
Backstage

" Susan Angelo glides around the stage, controlling the room with her every gesture, even stopping for a moment to give some of her lines to a howling dog.....and Angelo was brilliant!"
MadTheatrics


Macbeth

The Workshop Theatre, NYC

"Susan Angelo is a sleek and compellingly driven Lady Macbeth."
-Backstage

"...and what a woman Angelo makes of her – beautiful, slinky, sexy and determined."
- Off Broadway Review

"Angelo is eerily convincing as madness overtakes her."
-The Tolucan Times

Tartuffe

American Players Theatre, Wisconsin

"Susan Angelo plays Elmire with all the poise, clarity and articulation of a 17th century French aristocrat."
- Shepherd Express, Milwaukee

"Angelo is an incredibly still and dignified force…."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

King Lear

Indiana Repertory Theatre, IN

"Angelo is a sheer delight as Lear's heartless daughter. Steely and poised, she sweeps around the stage like a carrion bird looking for lunch."
- LA Times

"Susan Angelo makes an excellent Regan, revealing her mealy-mouthed malignancy from the get-go."
- North Coast Radio

Candida

American Players Theatre, Wisconsin

"Susan Angelo acts as if she were born for the role. ….Angelo blends crisp efficiency, confident intelligence, angular beauty and nurturing tenderness. Shaw would love her and so will all of the men in the APT audiences."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

"Susan Angelo is charming, poised and beautiful on stage as G.B. Shaw's title heroine. She walks in an effortless, poised grace that snares the attentions of men."
- Chicago Tribune

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, LA

"...Angelo's Titania is titillating with chemistry... her eloquence of The Bard's poetics shows a delicate sweetness; her fury demonstrates a level of power."

- LA Splash Splash

ANW photo credit: Craig Schwartz
Theatricum photo credit: Miriam Geer, Ian Flanders


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