"it's quite entertaining, largely because of the energy and conviction of the three actors." – The Phoenix
"a rare, exhilarating glimpse into a raw, alien world." - http://www.theatermirror.com/LSsinsmomGLOUC.htm
"...features four actors whose strong performances will haunt you long after you leave the theater.The cast is first rate. Actor Christopher Whalen rises to the challenge, revealing the dark personalities of the brothers as opposite sides of the same
damaged coin. As Douggie Shimmatarro, Francisco Solozano has the daunting task of learning about his troubled past and struggling against the weight of that inheritance; he is at turns troubled, angry, and lost. Sins of the Mother brings this message of endangerment poignantly and powerfully home." - The Edge
"Whalen manages to infuse each of the twin characters he portrays with something laughable, as well as their individual brands of menace. Douggie and Bobby are more complex, and Solorzano and Walsh connect strongly from the opening scene, skillfully laying out the pieces of the intricate puzzle that will take shape as the play progresses." - Broadwayworld.com http://broadwayworld.com/article/Sins_of_the_Mother_Dark_Humor_Meets_Menace_20090902
"Under the direction of the playwright, a vibrant cast makes the most of it in a new production of “Sins’’ at Gloucester Stage Company. With his watchful eyes, Solorzano conveys both Douggie’s vulnerability and his tough inner core...Whalen rises expertly to the challenge of playing Frankie and Philly." - The Boston Globe
ALL PHOTOS BY SHAWN G. HENRY.