we, the invisibles | 42nd Humana Festival
THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS:
peerless | Marin THeatre Company
As the more barbarous L, Apostol savors her bloodthirsty lines; it’s as if, in merely speaking, she’s already devouring her planned victim.
– Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
Rinabeth Apostol as L and Tiffany Villarin as M are unequivocally enthralling and both give dynamic performances. Their timing and delivery are remarkable.
– Richard Connema, Talkin’ Broadway
As the twins, Rinabeth Apostol and Tiffany Villarin, perform at breakneck speed, finishing one another’s sentences and moving in unison, to create an inhuman effect that is simultaneously funny and horrifying. Each of their scenes together is a gem of precise vocal, psychological, and physical choreography. The play features two unforgettable highlights: As L, Rinabeth Apostol performs a lengthy monologue, which is simultaneously presented as an interpretive dance; it is a showstopper.
– Charles Kruger, Theatrestorm
Rinabeth Apostol (“L”) and Tiffany Villarin (“M”) are nothing short of astounding… The two actors are shockingly good as they employ their entire beings in their initial frenzy and fury, their later posturing and plotting, and their eventual dives into final diabolism to secure admission. The Bard would be so proud.
– Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddys
DOGEATERS | Magic Theatre
Rio (an instantly magnetic Rinabeth Apostol)...
- Robert Hurwitt, SF Gate
Most strikingly played are: Rinabeth Apostol, who gives a charming performance as Rio, an expatriate visiting from San Francisco...
- Richard Connema, Talkin' Broadway
Rio Gonzaga (portrayed by the engaging Rinabeth Apostol)...
- Elaine Ellinson, Positively Filipino
FIRE WORK | Theatre First
Apostol is an engaging Ana, overflowing with youthful energy, bright inquisitiveness and a fine mix of rebelliousness, admiration, frustration and love...Apostol and Ayin are irresistible in their awkward perhaps-wooing scenes, depicting his growing infatuation and the unaccustomed thrills Ana feels, laced with cautions and anger, at his attentions...
- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
Apostol’s energy and vibrancy is an effective counterpoint ...
- Madame de Vionnet, A Beast in a Jungle, San Francisco
Ana (winningly chirpy Rinabeth Apostol) is everything the faceless new regime can’t abide.
- Sam Hurwitt, KQED Arts
AVENUE Q | San Jose Stage Company
The most broadly-drawn is the hilariously stereotyped Asian social worker Christmas Eve (Rinabeth Apostol), whose imprecision with certain English consonants may not be politically correct, but funny is funny.
- Colin Seymour, Mercury News
...stunning Rinabeth Apostol shreds the Asian stereotype by taking it to the absurd extreme...
- Paul Myrvold, Out & About
ALIENS WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS
BEST OF PLAYGROUND
From a very non-Disney Middle Eastern princess to a Latino lost teen to a broken-home honor roll student with weed in her purse, Rinabeth Apostol’s performance, differs in character and is first-rate.
- John McMullen, Examiner
Rinabeth Apostol (Rapunzel)... brought new life and a grand sense of comic timing to an old fairy tale.
- George Heymont, Huffington Post
THE KITE RUNNER | San Jose Rep + Arizona Theatre Company
Rinabeth Apostol has especially wonderful turns as Amir’s love interest, Soraya, and the hilarious shop owner, Mrs. Nguyen. In her characterization, Apostol demonstrates another aspect of theatre’s magic: Mrs. Nguyen is onstage once, with only a few lines, yet she is utterly unforgettable due to the actress’s commitment to the role.
- Mary Spence, Phoenix Arts Examiner
In this male-dominated play that is a mirror Afghani culture, Rinabeth Apostol as Amir's love interest holds her own, convincing us she is worthy of Amir.
- Kedar K. Adour, TheatreWorld Internet Magazine
Usually, a play, musical or opera has a weak link. However, the cast of The Kite Runner was uniformly strong with several actors and actresses filling multiple roles. I was astonished that Rinabeth Apostol, who played Soraya, Amir's love interest, was also the comical Mrs. Nguyen of the convenience shop.
- Loni Kao, Stark Silver Creek: All Things West Coast