REVIEWS:

"Festivals like FringeNYC or the one in Edinburgh tend towards experimental shows, the work-in-progress, or the unserious. Every once in a great while, though, a fully formed, well-executed, and commercially promising production hits the boards. “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” is that rare play that gives a critic almost nothing about which to complain. It doesn’t belong in a festival so much as it belongs at the Public Theater or even on Broadway — it is that good." - NY Theatre Guide

"A professional cast...A script brimming with parent-child tensions, a mother with dementia, an inappropriate student-teacher relationship, the Vietnam War and fraught race relations." - NYTimes

"Playwright Maya Contreras brings an exciting and topical production to this year’s FringeNYC. Set in the politically charged late 1960s, Let the Devil Take the Hindmost shines a fresh light on the complexities of racial privilege, as the play focuses on a mutli-ethnic family that is seemingly on the verge of falling apart... This play is more nuanced than a simple focus on racial tensions. Covering topics such as interracial relationships and privilege amongst minorities themselves, the outcome is a thoughtful and fresh production." - ZealNYC

"Let The Devil Take The Hindmost takes a refreshing look back in time by portraying tensions within a multi-racial family in 1960s Washington DC... the issues of sexism and race pulse throughout the production and the wonderfully written text allows for a lot of rich themes to be played with and explored... I hope to see this production on a larger (non-festival) scale because it would more accurately set the scene and create the late 1960s aesthetic. There also would be the ability to use more vintage materials and lay the foundation properly in terms of minute details that might aid in storytelling. Still, if you want to go back in time and compare how far America has come, this is a show worth seeing." - Theatre is Easy theeasy.com

“Let the Devil Take The Hindmost” is a 70-minute play about a middle class, mixed-race family that offers... poignancy and levity. Director Lorca Peress oversees a competently professional cast... Broadway veteran actress Thursday Farrar transforms from over-the-top to sympathetic." - New York Theatre