"A different variety of hardness informs Soria’s altogether believably unforgiving turn as Elliot. The actor adroitly bottles Elliot’s contempt, in a hurt that he spits back at Odessa as unrelieved spite. Reconciliation is not a pivot of which this relationship seems capable."
-Peter Marks Read article here
"Arturo Soria’s Elliot is ostensibly upbeat but there’s anger simmering just below the surface. Though often clowning, he proves ultimately introspective. It’s a memorable performance."
-Patrick Folliard Read article here
DC METRO THEATER ARTS
"One is an extraordinary and beautifully written character named Elliot Ortiz, portrayed in The Studio Theatre’s production by Arturo Soria with sun-flare brilliance. Hilariously nimble-witted and rich in passion and pathos, Soria’s stellar performance must be seen."
-John Stoltenberg Read article here
MD THEATRE GUIDE
"Arturo Soria can barely be contained on the stage, he’s so full of rage and pain and fear. He does his job so well, you expect to see his name as he tackles bigger stages and roles very soon."
-Roger Catlin Read article here
DC THEATRE SCENE
"When Mr. Soria’s Elliot recounts the story behind the play’s title, the drama furiously leaps to life. You are both horrified and transfixed by his story of the chokehold addiction has over people’s choices. What really stays with you is how the damage inflicted by drugs wounds not only the addict, but the ones they love. As Elliott shows, these wounds form scabs, but never, ever heal...played at Studio by Arturo Soria in a powerful DC debut"
-Jayne Blanchard Read the article here