Berkshire Eagle Rave for ON THE EXHALE

Coming of age the hard way in ‘On the Exhale’ at

Chester Theatre Company

by Jeff Borak


“Franklin is a remarkably gifted actress who has such an admirable gift for living underneath the skin of her characters; portraying them with nuanced detail. Under Colette Robert’s insightful direction, Franklin’s oh, so smart performance here is cannily calibrated; a portrait of an in-drawn woman who presents as strong and resourceful; who is determined to be no one’s victim, even in the face of formidable obstacles.”

“Franklin’s delivery of Zimmerman’s narrative builds with a steady, sure, carefully measured momentum — all its own and all of it pointing to a stunning hold-your-breath conclusion. Then, exhale.”

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