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Getting Out

The leading ladies have plenty of support, notably Lolita-Marie as Ruby, Arlene's neighbor and a wise but non-sermonizing former ex-con herself. --- Missy Frederick, DCist, Sept. 5th, 2007

Ruby (Lolita-Marie), Arlene’s new upstairs neighbor, is welcoming and an open door for her to step into - a part Clayton seems perfect for. --- Ronnie Ruff, DC Theatre Scene, Sept. 5th 2007

Lolita-Marie presented a fine tongue-in-cheek neighbor with worldly advice and wisecracks but with a solid heart of gold underneath. --- Bob Anthony, All Arts Review 4U

Also making [an] effective appearance … Lolita-Marie as Arlene's compassionate and…charismatic neighbor.  --- Celia Wren, Washington Post, Sept 12, 2007

The Delany Sisters

[Lolita-Marie’s] rich voice and ready smile immediately draw the audience into… their lives.

--- Robbie Thornton, The Del Ray Sun

Theater can cast so many different spells. In this particular piece of theater magic there is no big dramatic catharsis, no gut wrenching tragedy, no escalating parade of comic explosions - just a pleasant evening in the presence of two lovely ladies whose acquaintance it is a pleasure to make. It is a visit that will linger in the memory.

---Brad Hathaway, Potomac Stages

 The actors' familiarity with each other and the material allows them an easy, relaxed chemistry. They maintain the natural dynamism of real conversation, with overlapping dialogue and authentic-sounding starts and stops. When they jump into each other's sentences, sometimes finishing in unison, it seems the natural result of retelling the same stories for decades. Little sparks of annoyance between two people who love each other may play out quickly on a face but are not stressed, as that would not be polite in front of a guest.

--- Michael J. Toscano, Washington Post


Lolita-Marie as the trusted Cyrillia consistently displays scene-stealing strength. --- Debbie Jackson, DC Theatre Scene, Nov 1st, 2006

Cyrillia personifies dignity and nobility, played with marvelous poise by Lolita-Marie…[s]he is riveting; she is steel; and when she is on stage, she is alone, no matter how many others are with her.  --- Robbie Thornton, Del Ray Sun, Nov. 6th, 2006

The Man Who Came to Dinner

A needed new face is added in the second act with the arrival of Lorraine Sheldon (Lolita-Marie), a prominent actress visiting Mr. Whiteside. Her classy demeanor, stylish costumes and elegant yet diva-ish attitude brings a breath of fresh air to the… production. Marie is impressive in one scene where she coasts through every emotional spectrum: calm-cool-collected, overjoyed giddiness, confusion, anger, sorry, and sly vengeance. 
--- Kyle Ridley, Manassas Journal Messenger, May 11th, 2006

…Globe hopping screen star friend Lorraine glamorously played by Lolita-Marie. --- Floyd Harrison, Lorton Valley Star, June 2006

Another character I enjoyed watching was Lorraine Sheldon played by Lolita-Marie. She did a really good job. She had good stage presence. --- ShowBizRadio, May 15th 2006

Steel Magnolias

Clayton smoothly negotiates Annelle's striking transformation from uncertain town newcomer to the most self-assured member of the sorority.  --- Michael Toscano, The Washington Post, Oct 7, 2004

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lolita-Marie dominates her scenes as Helena…radiating charm and presence. --- Michael Toscano, The Washington Post, May 13th, 2004

The performance of Lolita-Marie as Helena was fresh, vibrant, and sincere. As an example of the MET’s ability to attract new and exceptional talent, Lolita-Marie shines. Her emotional portrayal of Helena’s love, angst, and utter disgust was very convincing….the character of Helena was crisp from the beginning. --- Daniel Notley, The Owl, May 8, 2004


The mood is solidly intellectual until Lolita-Marie pumps passion into the proceedings, balancing a mother's love with a shockingly pragmatic approach to life. It's a difficult role to play, but she makes the contradictions believable. --- Michael J. Toscano, The Washington Post, June 19th, 2008

The Teacher’s Lounge or One Child Left Behind

I was particularly taken with Lolita-Marie’s performance as a veteran teacher…[h]er performance was subtle and sympathetic… --- Suzyn Smith Webb, Fringe & Purge, July 22, 2009

The Constellation

Both McIntosh and Lolita-Marie are convincing as homeless people...and their characters' real hopes and dreams earn the audience's affection. ...Lolita-Marie made the trip to Joe's Movement Emporium worthwhile. --- Steven McKnight, DC Theatre Scene, February 3, 2010

...[A] compellingly feisty performance by Lolita-Marie. --- Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post, February 5, 2010

...[A] fellow indigent played by Lolita-Marie, who pulls off the evening's most impressive trick, imbuing her shrill, obstinate character with dimension and vulnerability. --- Chris Klimek, The Examiner, February 7, 2010