"Erin Eva Butcher shines as Viv Pearce, portraying the character as she survives war, betrayal and personal heartaches. Butcher is reminiscent of British actress Claire Foy, who coincidentally played Helen in the BBC television movie of The Night Watch."
~ Barb Burke Broadway World
"Erin Eva Butcher, also a seasoned actress but a Gamm newcomer, presents a totally relatable Viv, a young woman who thinks her life is under her control until it collapses. Her pathos is real, and her ability to rationalize the worst situations is something even the most pragmatic audience member will understand."
~ Kimberly Rau 630wpro
"Erin Eva Butcher plays ... Viv, devolving as the story rolls backward and cracks emerge in her façade of happy recovery. Butcher is beautifully emotive and real."
~Susan McDonald Providence Journal
"Flat Earth Theatre’s first-rate production of “Silent Sky,’’ a New England premiere deftly directed by Dori A. Robinson at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, affords you an opportunity to make the acquaintance of both Gunderson and Leavitt while also savoring the excellent performances of a five-member cast led by Erin Eva Butcher.Butcher’s searching, finely wrought portrayal of Leavitt digs deep into the essence of a woman for whom the sky is anything but silent. To Henrietta, whose scientific curiosity can seem as vast as the universe she’s so eager to explore, the sky is full of answers, if only we can pose the right questions."
~Don Aucoin The Boston Globe
"The performances across the board are strong and authentic, but Butcher is especially ferocious in conveying Henri's journey...At every turn of events, Butcher conveys the appropriate emotions, and the nuances of her reactions make her scenes all the richer."
~Nancy Grossman Broadway World
"What might have turned into a tragic story becomes unexpectedly buoyant, and the well-chosen, uniformly excellent ensemble give off sparks on stage that are as bright as the stars themselves."
~Killian Melloy Edge Media Network
'Director Dori A. Robinson’s production is just as compelling, with (dare I say) a star turn from Erin Eva Butcher as the unsatisfied Ph.D. mathematician relegated to repetitious star counting. "
~ Beverly Creasey Boston Arts Review
"Butcher’s character is transformed and transformative: the white-knuckled rage she brings is inspired and breathtaking."
~ Gillian Daniels New England Theatre Geek
"Erin Eva Butcher gives the character youthful grace and innocence before she is eventually worn down by the reality of her situation.Still, she is gritty and determined to hold on to her dignity while holding the company accountable for its actions.There is a heart-rending scene when Grace turns down a minuscule settlement offer from the company as her mother, saddled in debt, sobs."
~ Rich Fahey On Boston Stages
"The doctor, meanwhile, is adored by Vanya’s lonely niece, whose final speech about happiness in heaven being the reward for misery on earth is one of the great moments in theater (and Erin Eva Butcher as Sonya nails it)."
~Ed Siegel WBUR
"I was actually most enamored with the quietest pair, Emily and Tom, played adorably by Erin Eva Butcher and Avery Bargar. Their relationship was simple and sweet, but their yearning and need read loudly, even if the characters pretended to be content. Butcher especially wore her combination of disappointment and eager hoping so earnestly."
~ Alex Lonati Broadway World
"But I reserve my highest praise for Erin Eva Butcher, who played Ophelia....Ophelia is one of the more difficult female roles to play in the Shakespeare canon, despite her prestigious place as top ingénue: we see very little of her motivations,...The nunnery scene provided an interesting contrast of how intensity can be portrayed divorced of fluctuations in volume. Rather than delivering a half-baked, breathy ingénue, Butcher’s Ophelia spoke intelligently and hesitantly to the raving Hamlet. In other scenes, she expressed true affection for her brother Laertes and a fascinating discomfort with her father Polonius (played by an excellent Daniel Boudreau, whom I would have loved to have seen play Claudius). But I was most impressed by her madness scene.At first it didn’t seem as if it would stand out in any particular way. But when the distraught girl began handing out flowers, something unexpected happened. “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance”: Ophelia directed those lines to yours truly, sitting in the front row of the audience. I hesitated, and chose to not take the offering. Instead, I locked eyes with Butcher. This was definitely a more effective way to break down the fourth wall; in the middle of that staring contest, I received the chilliest look I have ever received from a character, either onstage or sitting in an audience. Abruptly, the mad Ophelia turned away and made a flower offering to someone sitting a few seats to my right; even after she turned away, the icy feeling remained. It was an exciting moment."
~Fabiana Cabral My Entertainment World
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