by Charles Culbertson
Staunton News Leader, October 21, 2010
"Leave it to the American Shakespeare Center to plumb the depths of obscure Elizabethan drama and rise to the surface with a long-submerged treasure. It's happened yet again with The Fair Maid of the West, or a Girl Worth Gold, which is on tap at the Blackfriars Playhouse."
"The play is a dizzying, delightful potpourri of swashbuckling, sea adventures, tavern hopping, cross-dressing and romance that director Jim Warren milks for all the laughs and thrills he can get. To boot, the play features several plum roles Warren fills with some of the best actors at his disposal."
"Ginna Hoben, thoroughly believable as Bess, incorporates sex appeal and derring-do with a delicious joie de vivre. She makes us accept as completely plausible a young woman who can smite men's hearts and, at the same time — although she barely comes up to the middle buttonhole of some of her male adversaries — smite them with fear."
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