"This Wide Night" by Chloe Moss
John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall. East Hampton, NY.
"Some performances are worth mentioning such as Chloe Dirksen as Hester Prynne. She was motherly and unpretentious. Dirksen undertook her role, center of the stage, in a Broadway sized way." The Independent
"She’s mostly hiding her pain as she leaves, but once she’s out the door there is a final stab of terrible sorrow etched on her face. What was fascinating was that this moment was invisible to the audience, except, by accident, to me. Lorraine is into the hall and gone, the scene is over, and yet the actress is still going, still working, or too lost in the moment to care whether we can see her or not."
"Ms. Dirksen wrests every drop of emotion from the scene, though without a hint of mawkishness or sentimentality." - East Hampton Star
"Chloe Peterson, though, really makes Massicotte's play sing, A rare and luminous actress, she has a strength and passion that fills the stage with daring intensity. Peterson's sense of truth is amazing, overflowing into every particle of being that is finally Mary. The memory of her tear-stained face will haunt you long after you leave the theatre." Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator
"Chloë Dirksen is exceptional as Hester—she’s strong, she’s resilient, she’s the woman we’d all want to be if subjected to such a public shaming. Ms. Dirksen has an expressive face that radiates depth and complexity, qualities she also called on in the role of the grownup Scout in the Literature Live! production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” two seasons ago." - 27East
"Local audiences are by now familiar with the lead actress, Chloe Dirksen, who was brilliant in last year’s “This Wide Night” at Guild Hall, and who acquits herself well here as Hester, portraying her with a gentle but defiant dignity." - East Hampton Star
"Chloe Dirksen portrays Jean Louise with a beautiful wistful way about her." - East Hampton Star
"Ms. Dirksen is superb in the role filled with tense emotion that will have you on the verge of tears." - Melissa Giordano, Broadway World
"The premise of the 90-minute stage play, written by British playwright Chloe Moss and locally produced by and starring Chloe Dirksen and Jessica Mortellaro, is daunting enough. The character-driven plot tackles difficult subject matter, providing a revealing and intimate look into the lives of two former felons who have been recently released from a women’s prison. And the spare setting—a single one-room “bed-sit” apartment in London—offers no place whatsoever to hide, even more so as the audience sits right up on the stage, literally within a few feet of the actors, during every moment of this production now playing at Guild Hall in East Hampton through Saturday, March 26." - Sag Harbor Express
"Adult Jean Louise watches over the proceedings as a sort of Greek chorus, reliving her childhood as an older, wiser spectator. Dirksen’s presence makes To Kill a Mockingbird feel like a memory play in the vein of The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. It’s a fascinating theatrical choice and one that pays off. Dirksen is also tasked with narrating a good deal of information to the audience... and Dirksen’s crisp, clear storytelling makes it feel significant." - Lee Meyer, Dan's Papers
"Rob DiSario and Chloe Dirksen as the Proctors, who are trying to recover their marriage in the midst of mayhem, give inspired performances. It’s a superior production." - East Hampton Star
"Chloe Peterson is the raven-haired stereotypical showgirl... gorgeous and dumb. Her interpretation, mannerisms, and the incredible costumes by Ivan Brozic make the character an outstanding treat.She holds the audience's full attention." - Danny Gaisin, Halton Arts Review