"...I went to see Sometime Child, a play written by Richard Bruce and directed by Stephan Morrow. I was moved by this play of hope and belief
that one can rise from the wretchedness of a life dominated by poverty and criminal activity to one of positive achievement
through education and the invaluable help of a human being who deeply cares."
Drama Critic Rosina Fernhoff, March 2022
"The evolving chemistry between the actors Stephan Morrow [as the Lawyer] and the younger Walker Clermont [as the teen age High School drop out]
is first-rate. ...The cultural gap may be wide but the two find some common ground. This purposeful tale progresses to one in which
empathy and communication are proffered as a pathway to meaningful change.
...The [teen] chorus is lightly goofy and humorous. What seems silly and ridiculous at first progresses into a charming device to keep the story from being heavy handed and also relatable to a younger audience. Richard Bruce’s play is certainly commenting on our inequitable society. What makes this story compelling is its focus on demonstrating the power of an individual's capacity to reach across the [socio-economic] divide. On both sides.
There is a beautifully realized section commenting on our various English dialects that nails the point firmly.
The storyline contains interesting twists and turns which not only propel the plot forward but also provide challenging opportunities
for character growth. I saw a multi-million dollar Broadway show about race and circumstances the night before I saw Sometime Child.
This off-off Broadway production was far more emotionally engaging and clearly had a point of view."
The story arc was effective due to excellent performances...[and] in a world where solutions seem impossible,
Sometime Child exists to inspire to provoke."
"...highly recommended Sometime Child, a new drama that puts a positive spin on being a member of the human race.
Will you excuse me for loving this heartwarming play? It focuses on the meaning of redemption as an unlikely friendship develops between
two individuals at opposite ends of the wealth spectrum. Far from preachy, the drama unfolds with vitality, truth, humor, surprising twists and outstanding performances. At the performance I attended, the 4 star applause was spontaneous and sustained. Not to be missed!!!"
Penelope Karageorge BA/MFA, March 2022