“Robles and Dickerman carry the show for most of the play with their flirtatious banter and inappropriate jokes. Robles is charming and crass as Karla…It’s worth noting that Robles is on quadruple duty as the show’s producer, star, props and costume designer, all of which she has executed well in this production…A Funny Thing is a dark comedy that is as outrageous as it is sincere in its approach to exploring sex, cancer and loss.
“Rebeca Robles as Karla captures it all pretty darn close to brilliantly. Her work is restrained but alive and at same time most often achingly honest. Deeply felt, but never on display – she is the type of actor who leaves us – the audience – room to come to her – a speciality she had on in full display in David Harrower’s “Blackbird” as well.”
“The arguable center piece though, lies in the performance of the two young leads, played by the very talented duo of Rebeca Robles and Ian Bossung. One has to see the performance to really appreciate just how fully realized the choices made by these actors were. For her part, Ms. Robles captured a depth of passion and sincerity that would have been impressive if delivered by an A-list performer twice her age. That she channeled that energy in this space and made it believable is truly a remarkable feat.”
“Rebeca is as good as it gets. I highly, highly recommend working with her. You’ll be glad you did!”
-Seth Barrish; Co-Artistic Director of the Barrow Group, Director of Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me
“The dialogue is fast-paced and genuine, flowing seamlessly from humorous banter to emotional revelations without missing a beat. For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, this is a beautifully therapeutic show about life, death, fear, love, trust and redemption.”
“Rebeca is a uniquely talented and driven young woman. I have watched her perform a wide variety of roles— contemporary and classic. She has an exemplary work ethic and is full of creativity, a true joy in the rehearsal room and arresting on the stage. She would be an asset to any cast to any company. She has my highest recommendation.”–Rachel Jett, Artistic Director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
“The production… is actually being independently produced by Rebeca Robles, who also plays one of the two lead roles…Needless to say, this play is undoable without two expert actors, and Ms. Robles and Mr. Davis do not disappoint.”
Broadway World recently caught up with Rebeca Robles to chat about her turn as Una in the self-produced run.
Robles’ production of A Funny Thing Happened… is named a: