A Few Good Men,
Interview with David Lyman on this timely production:
“I love my role as Jo,” says Carr. “It’s not because it’s a female character. It’s because of her strength. In this setting where she is surrounded by men who are too afraid of what the truth is, she draws a line and says ‘no.’ There has to be a right and wrong. There has to be honor. Otherwise, we devolve into chaos. And I think that is what everyone is feeling these days. If the rules have changed, we need to figure out what they are and agree to them. Otherwise, we are headed down a path to ruin.”
For the rest of this article/interview: Theater takes on politics: 'This is our art form at its highest potential'
Erin Carr’s work as Galloway is challenging in that she’s playing the lone woman on stage in a 1980s military setting. She plays the character with the necessary agency and drive without veering into what could come off as too “emotional.” Carr’s Galloway knows she’s in what could be the ultimate boy’s club and she doesn’t back down just because a man is being stern with her. She’s still human and vulnerable, but she chooses when to show it.
Motherhood Out Loud,
Erin Carr’s most powerful moment for me at Sunday’s matinee was in an Act I scene called “Baby Bird.” She’s explaining to the audience the multiple conversations she’s had about how she has a 12-year-old biological son and also a young daughter she adopted from China: how there’s nothing unusual about their family, and how she loves her little girl just as much as her son. Carr has a great rhythm in her delivery of going through how silly, banal, and frustrating the whole discussion is...Carr also gets a more dramatic scene in Act II’s “Stars and Stripes” as a mother talking about her fears for her son who’s serving in the military.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, January 2017
"Carr offers a no-nonsense, in-charge, takes-a -bath-once-a-year, entirely-on-her-own saloon owner performance."
"There were several standouts in the cast, as the leading characters all delivered strong acting performances...Erin Carr [and Derek Snow] did excellent jobs with the respective roles of Hallie Johnson [and Jim Mosten]. Over the course of the play, Carr turns Hallie Johnson from an ornery cuss to a tenderhearted woman, a great transformation."
"Saloon-owner Hallie is at the center of the show and the only female character. Actress Erin Carr’s Hallie is tough and fiercely independent, surviving in a man’s world by eschewing any feminine mannerisms. Her face is dirty, she sits with legs apart, and she pretends not to see the affection gunslinger Bert Barricune has for her."