Author: Via Survey
"We would rate this play as high as Tuesdays With Morrie and Doubting Thomas. It was amazing that one actor could hold us spellbound for an entire play. Outstanding experience."
"The actor made you feel like you were with him as he explained his life's journey."
"First time for Stage II—different, but perfect for this particular play! First time to ever see a one-man play. He did a phenomenal job!"
"The acting was excellent (I love one man-shows One has a chance to see the character in depth). I also liked the historical background."
"I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was nice to learn a little history along with the entertainment. Thought the actor was superb!!!" "Absolutely loved it! Enjoyed the actor that I had never seen before, Felt the pacing and the feel of the play were just right. An intimate feel that is perfect for Barter II."
"It was a fascinating play, the actor was superb & I can't believe the amount of content he had to memorize. The historical content was very interesting. I'm glad I saw it."
"Thoroughly enjoyed it."
"The performance was not flawless, but it was excellent, and the few stumbles on lines did not detract from the experience. Jasper really inhabited the character of Alonzo Fields. The play was well-written - and good writing is worth its weight in gold."
"Thoroughly enjoyable - Fields [Jasper McGruder] was awesome!"
"Wonderful and moving performance. Jasper was magnificent. His performance riveting."
"Jasper Macgruder is one of the best actors the Barter has ever had. He is amazingly talented. His performance was outstanding!"
"Wonderful topic, wonderful performance. A painless and entertaining way to learn some aspects of history."
"Just typical of the superb productions Barter does. Well staged, outstanding acting."
"I did enjoy the play because I love history, and have always had a fascination with the Presidents in particular. The play gave numerous insights into life in the White House. When I first read about the play, I assumed that there would be actors and actresses playing the parts of the various Presidents and First Ladies. After I found out it was a one-man play, I was a little disappointed at first, but I did enjoy the play nevertheless."
"I enjoyed the uniqueness of this show and the historical background. Jasper McGruder did a great job bringing Alonzo Fields to life."
"We knew little of this play beforehand. It was just a convenient show during our 20th wedding anniversary weekend in Abingdon. That said, we were blown away. The writing, acting, and production values were all superb. It was an evening well spent. Thanks."