Playback STL: “El-Khoury plays each stage of Emmeline perfectly”

“From the moment Joyce El-Khoury sang her last note as the title character Emmeline and the lights went down the audience was on its feet to applaud one of the most poignant two and a half hours I have ever spent in the theatre…
El-Khoury plays each stage of Emmeline perfectly; from the shy and innocent child, to the young mother trying desperately to do what’s right, to the older and guarded Emmeline who unexpectedly falls in love and then to woman who loses everything. To go through that many emotions as an actor is emotionally draining, but it’s a journey El-Khoury didn’t take alone, she brought the whole audience with her to the bitter end.”
-Playback STL, full review here.