"... The superb all-woman cast (including the marvelous Susie McMonagle) plays such real-life characters as Anais Nin, 19th-century New Orleans madam Lulu White, and Diane de Poitiers, lov
er of 16th-century French king Henry II. Beth Blatt's intelligent libretto is set to gorgeous music by Jenny Giering, whose work variously recalls Adam Guettel, Jeanine Tesori, Michael John LaChiusa, and Laura Nyro. Director Kurt Johns's alternately refined and bawdy production unfolds on the stage of the Auditorium Theatre, with viewers also seated onstage. This is thought-provoking, high-quality, offbeat musical theater."