You Got Older
"Emmaline Friederichs is heartbreakingly human in the role of Mae -- a woman between jobs who has returned to her hometown for a little bit of downtime between major chapters in her life"
"Friederichs and Ryan electrify in silent wistful moments..."
"Some of the most brilliantly awkward comedy rests in the silence between moments between Curran and Friederichs."
The Drama of a Peacefully Haunting Comedy
The Small Stage
"...living back at home with her weakening father, Mae's passion seems to be lost amidst the hospital bills and her revived sense of dependency. In this starring role, Emmaline Friederichs wraps together a dynamic mix of restlessness and trepidation.
You Got Older... and a whole lot sexier, too
The Drama Den
A Piece of My Heart
"Emmaline Friederichs plays a woman from a wealthy family who goes out to serve in the Red Cross... During service she’s mercilessly precise. In the off-hours, she’s caving-in emotionally. Friederichs carves out quite a dichotomy between the two sides of the character."
"...Figlesthaler, Martin and Lor rush around amidst the pristine poise of Friederichs tirelessly keeping it all together."
Women at War: A PIECE OF MY HEART
The Small Stage
Time Stands Still
"Clutching Mylar “get well” balloons in her too-earnest hands, she’s like a pink pony at a black tie event."
"Friederichs actually has one of the toughest assignments here—making her puddle-deep character resonate isn’t easy, but she manages it. Mandy may not share the crusading passions of the other characters, but she’s capable of deep feeling and unexpected wisdom, and Friederichs manages to show us that, too."
"Time Stands Still" a Taut Personal Drama
The Beautiful Dark
John Jajewski and Emmaline Friederichs act impeccably as Jacob's father and ex-girlfriend. Their standout roles are integral to the unfolding of the plot and revealing of secrets, which brings a heightened urgency to their key scenes.
Ensemble Shines in "The Beautiful Dark"
"Friederichs brings a surprising amount of life to the throw-away role of Mandy... Her connection to her infant daughter at the end of the play is particularly moving.
Reporting from the War Zone