Jenny Leona in the Press

Two By Friel: The Yalta Game 
Irish Repertory Theatre

 “Leona takes your breath away.  Sitting inches away from her allows you to see the subtlety of her emotional truth… Jenny Leona is definitely someone to keep an eye out for”

December 23, 2018|BY SAMUEL L. LEITER THEATRE'S LEITER SIDE

 

"The Actors strengthen the material, with Leona poignantly embodying Anna's youthful vulnerability"

 

November 14, 2018|BY JOSEPH PISANO THEATER PIZZAZZ

 

"Anna also addresses us, revealing great tenderness and her own sharp wit, both ably served by Leona"

 

November 21, 2018|BY ELYSA GARDNER NEW YORK STAGE REVIEW 

"Leona is quite good at suggesting how Anna, by degrees, allows herself to slip into a moral quandary that horrifies her"

 

November 26, 2018|BY DAVID BARBOUR LIGHTING AND SOUND AMERICA

Pushkin 
Produced by American Vicarious at The Sheen Center

"Jenny Leona as Pushkin’s wife Natalya offers a wistful portrait of regret and resilience"

 

August 10, 2018|BY DARRYL REILLY THEATER SCENE

"Of the actors, Pushkin's wife Natalya, played with simpering flirtatiousness by Jenny Leona, and her cheating sister Alexandra, played by Lexi Lapp, are excellent"

 

August 10, 2018|BY WICKHAM BOYL EDGE MEDIA NETWORK 

“Pushkin” is one of the best new plays to open in New York in recent memory, and this fabulously well-acted production, performed in an 80-seat black-box theater, puts you a heartbeat away from the action" 

 

August 9, 2018|BY TERRY TEACHOUT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

Hamlet
Pittsburgh Public Theater

"Played aptly by Jenny Leona, the character [Ophelia]...is notably passive in terms of plot import, though Leona imbues her with a pleasantly lively presence...By the time she appears in Act 2, incoherent and shattered, all that has changed... What we get is an Ophelia grasping at straws, trying to process what she has been through."

April 30, 2018|Broadway World

"Leona is subtle and natural, as she moves from the slighted beloved of Hamlet to the distressed, grieving daughter"

 May 2, 2018|BY YVONNE HUDSON, Pittsburgh in the Round

Our Town 
Long Wharf Theatre
 

"Leona and Lucas are delightfully earnest and ultimately heartbreaking as Emily and George. Leona is especially moving in her Act III scene when she revisits a day in her average, unexceptional life."

 

October 16, 2014|BY E. KYLE MINOR, New Haven Register 

"Rey Lucas and Jenny Leona are naturals in their roles. They avoid being coy or calculating and make us believe in curious minds, hope and fear of the future and eternal sadness — and that love and life can change in an instant."

October 17, 2014|BY FRANK RIZZO, The Hartford Courant

Private Lives 
Geva Theatre Center

"...Leona and Christ manage to bring the airheaded Sybil and humorless Victor to life in a tempestuous showdown that easily outstrips the manic self-indulgence of their promiscuous contemporaries."

March 29, 2017|BY MARCIA MORPHY, Democrat & Chronicle

 "As the unfortunate newlywed spouses of the leading pair, Leona and Christ do an admirable job...Both actors get their fair share of laughs, even with considerably less stage time."

April 05, 2017|BY LEAH STACY, City Newspaper

Fire.Water.Night.
Produced by Yara Arts Group at
La Mama 
 
 

"Jenny Leona, as "Sylph," brilliantly portrayed the full range of emotions of the Lisova Mavka, from wonderment, love, unbridled freedom and heartbreak to passion"

 

July 14, 2013|BY IHOR SLABICKY, Ukrainian Weekly

And A Nightingale Sang
Westport Country Playhouse

"Jenny Leona plays the indecisive Joyce with a sincerity that evokes the natural passage from girlish charm to a womanly glow." 

 

June 25, 2015|BY JOANNE GRECO ROCHMAN, Hersam Acorn Newspapers

 

"... Joyce is played with marvelous aplomb by Jenny Leona, who effectively depicts the young woman’s uncontained uncertainty about marrying a rough and raffish young soldier in the British Army as well as her subsequent fickleness and eventual, but maybe temporary, devotion."   

 

June 15, 2015|BY ANDREW BECK, Hartford Arts Examiner

The Underpants 
Long Wharf Thetare/
Hartford Stage
 
 

"...Louise, is played with voluptuous innocence by Jenny Leona...this blossoming housewife is worthy of every longing glance she receives, and indeed rises to the occasion by welcoming the concept of adultery in her unfulfilled domestic life."

 

October 25, 2013|BY CHRISTOPHER ARNOTT, The Hartford Courant

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