Kayla Grasser plays a girl who recalls a field trip to Powel at age 12, whose spirit seems stuck and confused. "I can't hold on to anyone," she sings, "I can't hold on to any time..."
Some of the opening night's audience was whisked away by Grasser's character into the second floor bathroom's bright lights, to talk her out of taking a fistful of pills.
Even for the eclectic Fringe Festival, the magic of Shadow House is rare.
- Broad Street Review
The ghostly presence of the past is evoked through enigmatic whispering and whistling, haunting live and recorded original music .... and transcendent performances by an out-of-this-world cast–Kayla Grasser,...in vignettes that overlap, reverberate, raise the hair on the back of our necks, and make our nerves tingle.
Among the show’s most affecting pieces are ... Grasser’s intimate scene in the second-floor bathroom, where she reveals to a few select members of the audience her intent to commit suicide, because she “can’t hold onto anyone or any time.”
"Mitya, who is in love with Grushenka (Kayla Anthony, radiating witchy energy and underworld charm) who is hurting from a failed love with a Polish officer, but also in a liason with Fyodor."
-PA Theatre Guide
"Mitya will try to win back the sexy and mysterious Grushenka (Kayla Anthony's performance is strong and sexually charged)..." - Talkin' Broadway