Press

TOADPIPE in THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

2013 National Tour

The Screwtape Letters

“Toadpipe, played by Marissa Molnar… prances around the stage playfully in a way that helps spice up Screwtape’s monologue dictation. Though she has no dialogue, Molnar’s mime-like antics as Toadpipe help keep up a frantic pace… reacting like a cat on a hot tin roof to the most sizzling lines”

AL.com

NURSE in ROMEO AND JULIET

Winner, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble + Outstanding Resident Play

“My head is still spinning four weeks after I saw this scintillating production.  What do I see when I close my eyes and think about all the visual brilliance?  I see the incredibly powerful, twisting, sexually suggestive, writhing, jumping, uplifting, acrobatic dance performed by Philip Fletcher as Mercutio and Marissa Molnar as Juliet’s Nurse.  You have to see it to believe it.  Simply amazing and breathtaking!”
DC Theatre Scene‘s Winter Scene Stealers

“A slapstick tumbling routine in which Molnar gives as good as she gets”
The Washington Post

“Juliet’s nurse… is played here by the youthful, fetching and feisty Marissa Molnar. She turns benign movements such as trudging across the stage in search of her maiden into a miming work of art. In fact, her rigorous dancing matches the fellas”
The Washington Diplomat

“The spry Marissa Molnar…is one of the production’s most gifted dancers, and this scene allows her to almost get away with stealing the show”
DCist

HELENA IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Winner, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble

“Marissa Molnar, graceful as a ballerina but a gifted physical comedian in the Carol Burnett mold”
Washington Times

“As Helena, Marissa Molnar is particularly adept at the kind of clowning required as the show’s dual suitors fight over her”
DCist

“a very funny turn by Marissa Molnar”
examiner.com

CHORUS IN ORESTES: A TRAGIC ROMP

Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble

“You do not need a shred of knowledge about Greek literature to be carried away by the ebullient, sharp-tongued, constantly surprising and delightful “Orestes: A Tragic Romp”
NY Times

“The night belonged to the five women who played one part… Their arrival was pure slapstick… They not only talked in unison but were perfectly synced in all nuances of expression, sounding like one person split into a five-track tape… So much a good time—five-part good time, in fact—we’d love to see this one again”
shakespeareances.com

“Individually and as a unit, they are captivating”
Two River Times

“They remind you of how exciting an art form theatre is”
Two Hours Traffic

MORE PRAISE FOR ENSEMBLE WORK

“Marissa Molnar’s portrayal of a young prostitute known only as “A” is affecting and unsentimental”
Washington CityPaper

“Candy and Sandy are brassy and braying hookers with hearts of gold”
Washington Times

“Impressively high on style… The thoroughly uninhibited troupe… makes a fine case for the argument that there’s a lot more to theater than words”
Washington CityPaper