"Lowe slips into Emily like a pale arm gliding into an evening gown glove. Her Emily vibrates with the resonances you have come to expect of Dickinson’s legend."

Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre Onstage



“Not only is this one of the best theatrical webcasts I’ve seen in the past year, but Ms. Lowe’s performance is superior in certain important ways to that of Julie Harris… Everything seems to be emanating straight from Ms. Lowe… you may be sure that it will both amuse and move you, for Ms. Lowe also has the emotional weight to rise to the dark occasion of the play’s final scene, when death’s black chariot whose “Horse’s Heads/Were toward Eternity” pauses to collect her for the final ride from obscurity to immortality. You will not soon forget the way she speaks those familiar lines.”

Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

"A career benchmark performance by Margery Lowe... Lowe's Dickinson brims with life… Lowe, an actress of long-proven wide and deep range, seemed born to inhabit and resurrect from the dead the spirit of this far-more-complicated poet… she courageously invested herself completely to deliver a never-ending variety of elevated emotions...Lowe imbued the evening with a wide range of emotional states, comedy, and tones… This productions of The Belle of Amherst provides a visit with a masterful storyteller--both the poet, the actor, and the production."

Wm. Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage


Margery Lowe shines as a fun-loving, romantic Dickinson in a current and compelling filmed co-production… Lowe, a radiant red-headed, brown-eyed performer, stars in this energetic, practically flawless production… It’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with Lowe’s Dickinson… In all this, Lowe succeeds masterfully.  Clearly, she is a master performer at the top of her craft, playing a character with jaw-dropping naturalness, spontaneity, and nuance. She inhabits Dickinson with an ease that you just can’t teach. Each sniffle, smile, sigh, gesture, expression, and utterance sounds and looks as though Lowe were saying or doing it for the first time.”

Aaron Krauss, Theatrical Musings / Theatre Criticism Magazine


"Margery Lowe is an empathy magnet as Blanche, reaching out for a second chance at happiness with the Irishman across the street."

Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Arts Paper

"Kate’s sister, Blanche, is majestically performed by Margery Lowe. She exhibits a touching uncertainty about her future and how she should raise her two teenage daughters, Laurie and Nora. This role requires a consummate actress and Lowe delivers."

Robert Hagelstein, Lacunae Musing


"Turnbull and Lowe are two of the most skilled actresses in South Florida and their performances here again reinforce that. Lowe is almost unrecognizable as Blanche, incapable of making a decision for fear she may be wrong. When the sisters finally erupt at each other, it is a show-stopping moment by Turnball and Lowe."

Oline Cogdill, Florida Theater On Stage

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"But to get back to the show’s strong suits: Margery Lowe is side-splittingly funny as Billy’s girlfriend Corrinna, who camouflages her deafness by cluelessly playing along." 

Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News

"Lowe is first-rate as Einhorn’s deaf friend, Corrinna. Her wacky, inappropriate responses provide the audience with some of the biggest laughs in the show." 

Dale King, Palm Beach Arts Paper

"Lowe masterfully and comically plays an actress with a career-ending secret and all the hope in the world." 

Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinel



"Margery Lowe’s versatility as an actress shines in the part of Dickinson, with shades of some zaniness juxtaposed to the gravitas of the character. Lowe’s Dickinson ranges from being an uncertain, sheltered woman, entirely inexperienced in the ways of the world – unlike Poe – to being a poet of unmatched greatness, her inner world immeasurable. It's a bravo performance to pull this off, particularly staying grounded in comedy, at which Lowe is a master."

                                      Robert Hagelstein, Palm West Monthly


"Lowe slips into Emily like a pale arm gliding into an evening gown glove. Her Emily vibrates with the resonances you have come to expect of Dickinson’s legend. But she makes believable an Emily who also has a playful spirit, a New England flintiness, a primly-expressed pride in her work and a sharp intelligence. Lowe is especially impressive when McDonough has Emily explain in completely credible terms why she lived a reclusive life, preferring to command and create her small universe with imagination."

Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage


"So wonderfully different is Lowe's portrayal of younger sister Sharon, a neurotic wounded lamb whose long-held resentments consistently bubble up to the surface. When Lowe's Sharon loses it, shouting and telling her brother Michael exactly how she feels about him, you can sense their deeply complicated history."

Michelle Solomon, Miami Artzine

"Margery Lowe creates a troubled creature, the youngest daughter who has been taking care of dad almost full time and who nursed their fatally ill mother through a similar illness not too long ago. The heart-wrenching agony that her Sharon undergoes as the siblings battle over whether to preserve their heritage is excruciating. In a career of fine performances, this is one of her best."

Bill Hirschman. Florida Theater On Stage


"Margery Lowe gives a convincing, versatile performance as Holly’s sister, Sharon. She lends the character a care-free, fun-loving aura. But Lowe's Sharon also radiates emotional pain, a sense of tireless devotion and vulnerability."

Aaron Krauss, Berkshire Fine Arts


"Others in the full house include the haughty, pretentious and none-too-bright matriarch Lady Croom, a hilarious Margery Lowe."

Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage


"Lady Croom is convincingly played by Margery Lowe, who mixes into her portrayal an air of self-importance and an overbearing manner with just a bit of charm stemming from perhaps enjoying the luxurious lifestyle."

Aaron Krause, Berkshire Fine Arts


Also at Sidley Park in the 19th century are Thomasina's mother, Lady Croom, played by Margery Lowe with a grandeur that is the inverse of her petite stature."

Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinel

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"Lowe, meanwhile, nearly steals the show as Margery — a woman caught in the middle of being pious and proper while walking the line of letting go and letting her carnal desires overtake her. Lowe makes Margery the heart of the story."

Chris Joseph, Miami New Times


"Lowe takes Margery on a real journey from foundering soul to inappropriate wild woman to a mother making a deeper connection with her hurting son. She and Bikic, whose Timothy is a verbal bully with his own cross to bear, play their characters’ absurdist “love” scenes with manic abandon." 

Christine Dolen, Artburst


"When the character is exasperated and vulnerable, Lowe makes us feel that sense of helplessness and hurt, especially when her son shuns her. The free spirit disappears, replaced by a helpless, exasperated, frustrated woman at wit’s end."

Aaron Krauss, Berkshire Fine Arts

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"But it’s Lowe’s finest hour: She has arguably never been better, discovering in her vulnerable educator a kind of virtuosic sadness that feels like the beating heart of Inge’s story."

John Thomason, Florida Theater On Stage

"Margery Lowe as Rosemary delivers what could be the finest of her many performances. Rosemary’s confrontation with her reluctant beau, Howard, is so nakedly painful that we almost want to look away."

Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News


"Margery Lowe’s performance as Rosemary is terrific. She is a woman who has had failed romances in the past and knows she is on the precipice of spinsterhood, especially after seeing the young people she is surrounded by, a desperation Lowe practically breathes from every pore."

Robert Hagelstein, Lacunae Musings


"Simply a career-best performance from a virtuosic Margery Lowe"

Brandon Thorp, New Times


"Deeply in unrequited love with Gerry is the plain, ineffably sad Agnes (Margery Lowe in her finest performance we can remember) who is in visible but restrained agony whenever Gerry appears.



"Margery Lowe is a quiet sort who also fancies Gerry’s silver-tongued charm. Lowe’s tiny, shy Agnes becomes Ginger Rogers to Gerry’s Astaire, moving with the beautiful grace of the leading lady she’ll never be."

Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

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"Lowe creates a richly detailed central character. Petite and intense, Lowe’s Gwen conveys the jittery unease of a woman fighting to resist the seduction of her old friend alcohol, as well as the defensiveness of a woman who feels judged by others – and by herself. With Matthews, they are as close to flawless as an acting ensemble gets."

Christine Dolen, Miami Herald


"Margery Lowe is an open-hearted convention-bound stay-at-home mother who dropped out of college and abandoned her dreams of a challenging future. The result is a supremely truthful and multi-dimensional portrait."

Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage


"The new, first act is more subtle and in this production features Margery Lowe in her strongest and most understated performance in years. The actors, and Lowe especially, are remarkably adept at transparently rendering the couple's nonverbal communication.

In almost every line, Lowe did a masterful job of communicating her and Jerry's shared history; the words seemed to take on shades of meaning that only the two of them could understand, because of their long years of practice. Lowe's performance was understated, wise, and extremely lovely."

Brandon K. Thorp, New Times


"Lowe has never been better communicating the quiet desperation of housewives you meet in the grocery story."

Bill Hirschman, Sun Sentinel


"Margery Lowe gives one of her best comic performances as two different pregnant wives."

Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Arts paper


"Margery Lowe’s acerbic turn as the deaf wife with the speech difficulties is hilarious."

Roger Martin, Miami Artzine

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"Margery Lowe’s radiant Nora is like the high sustained vibrato note of a violin rising above the orchestra of a strong supporting cast."

Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News

"A petite-bodied, vocally gifted Margery Lowe seamlessly and flawlessly embodies the role of Nora, subtly revealing the complexity of a character that is vain but selfless, confident but cautious." 

Nicole Stodard, Drama Daily

"Lowe bravely and skillfully inhabits Ibsen's flawed heroine who learns that her sheltered life as her husband’s "skylark," his doll, is a sham she cannot live with. Credit Lowe and director William Hayes with the courage and craft to depict Nora as a flighty coquette who grows into her self-realization in the last third of the play."

Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

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"Candida's best scene features Ms. Lowe as Ms. Garnett. Actress Lowe works a potent magic with her face, which so far has been held in a rigid grimace, as though she were born with a lemon for a tongue. As Marchbanks waxes and Ms. Garnett sputters, new and heretofore unexpected emotions flicker across that face — flinty little expressions of fear, tiny and abortive articulations of hope, and most of all a horror that her persona is about to collapse, revealing the howling chasm of loneliness at her core. In these three or four minutes, Lowe almost walks away with the show."

Brandon K. Thorp, New Times


"It's Margery Lowe's Emma who first sheds the doom. Watch how she does it: At the start she is simply a crimson lady, an adulterer who has received her comeuppance. But the easiness with which she pursues love as the play slips backward in time, the way she maintains her hope until the last possible instant, is irrefutable evidence of innocence. Lowe is exceptional."

Brandon Thorpe, New Times

"Margery Lowe gives a supercharged performance as Emma."

Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News



"From the first sentence of the play, there is a heartwrenching quality in Margery Lowe's performance as Meredith. Even in her more confident and seemingly carefree moments, her character's subtext is filled with an aching emotional loneliness. She masters the playwright's use of self-abortive sentences fraught with the character's anxiety of what to say when so very much is at stake."

John Lariviere,  Talkin’ Broadway


"Margery Lowe delivers a hard-hitting, impressive performance."

Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald

"Lowe in particular portrays a woman who, over the decades, holds her fragile husband together while her own spirit calcifies.

Lowe skillfully depicts Meredith’s terror at learning the possible answer and exhaustion from the past strain of not knowing."

Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater on Stage


"Michael  McKeever’s and Margery Lowe’s rib-tickling yet touchingly human portrayals of the lizards are one of the treats of the theatrical season."

Jan Sjostrom Palm Beach Daily News

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"But the production’s most vivid portrayal comes from Margery Lowe as Estelle, whose stylish demeanor masks a thoroughly lost soul.

With a tremulous voice and darting, furtive body language, Lowe delivers a most memorable performance, tracking Estelle’s descent into heart-rending clarity."

Ronald Mangravite, Miami New Times


"But Lowe's performance is the revelation. Lowe is hypnotic as her character's brittle exterior disintegrates."

Bill Hirschman, Sun Sentinel 


"Margery Lowe is the most attractive chess piece here. Her confident portrayal of socialite Estelle Delaunay shows her as an optimistic but still needy fool. Although she is the prize that Inez wants to compete for, Estelle is drawn to Cradeau's moody demeanor. He wants nothing to do with her or anything else, but Estelle is undaunted. And this is when Lowe pulls out all stops to get what she needs out of Hayes and Gheridian."

Kevin Johnson, Talkin’ Brdway

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Margery Lowe finds great humor and pathos in the situations presented.

Christine Dolen, Miami Herald


"Margery Lowe is a fine comedian with hilarious body language and facial cues. The courtship of Hershel and Rachel is the stuff of belly laughs."

Skip Sheffield, Boca Raton News

"Margery Lowe, whose character doesn’t show up until mid-Second Act, scores big as the kooky lady who finds love on the Web. A devishly funny role played to the hit by Lowe."

Roger Martin, Miami Artzine


"The play’s comedic center however goes to Margery Lowe’s brief but hilariously outlandish turn as Rachel, a lovelorn woman who is set up with Hershel through a blind dating service online. With her hyena-like cackle and raunchy one liners, Lowe brings to mind Lesley Ann-Warren’s Norma for the film “Victor Victoria”, a vamp past her prime, but still sexually raw and full of heat."

Beau Higgins, Broadway World

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"Chief among them are a dazzling performance by Margery Lowe as Honey."

Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News

"The performances are all exceptional. Margery Lowe is stronger than the usual portrayal of Honey, the supposedly simple wife of the younger professor. Although many actresses present her simply as a victim, Lowe’s Honey is able to maneuver her seemingly far-stronger husband into doing what she wants, while ignoring his passive-aggressive anger. The play is simply stronger because of her performance."

Bill Hirschman, South Florida Sun Sentinel


"Similarly Nick and Honey can fade into the background, but Clive Cholerton and Margery Lowe forge vivid characterizations. Lowe has the least stage time, but establishes Honey quickly with an endearing nervous titter, then shows that there is more to this meek human appendage than we first suspect."

Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Post

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"It is high praise that Lowe never strikes a false note. Her wide eyes and quivering lips convincingly communicate transcendence one moment, terror the next.  And when Lowe’s Agnes sings, the audience understands and joins all three characters’ hope that God is, in fact, speaking and moving through them."

Bill Hirschman, Sun Sentinel





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