Cristina Anselmo

ONE DAVID MORE, ONE DAVID LESS (“CAHUENGA PASSAGES VOL. II”)
Anselmo is riveting as the distraught Amy…(Backstage)

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS”
As Barney’s first attempted conquest, the experienced Elaine, Anselmo is a confident presence. Offering a visibly jaded attitude, she humorously carries off Elaine’s dispassionate response to Barney’s amateurish overtures. (Backstage)

“THREE SISTERS”
Nevertheless, particularly nuanced performances from Anselmo [et al.] ensure a moving and worthwhile presentation of one of the theater’s greatest works. (LA Times)

While Bashor’s anger as the treatment of an old servant woman and Mangone’s rising desperation are both highlights, Anselmo is expert, combining wit with a stark and moving display of Masha’s immense, suppressed pain. (LA Weekly, Pick of the Week)

The sisters themselves, Masha, Olga, and Irina, react to these period aromas beautifully…Anselmo’s Masha is a tower of power, just as she should be. (Showmag.com)

“HENRY IV, PART I”
Cristina Anselmo joins him Lady Percy for some flirtatious sparring in a lively scene that gives the production a dollop of sexy zest. (Carmel Pine-Cone)

“NICKEL AND DIMED”
The incisive performances of Darren Bridgett, Julia Brothers and Cristina Anselmo carefully tread he line between satire and reality. (Oakland Tribune)

A deceptively small ensemble portrays a remarkable gallery of deftly etched characters… Cristina Anselmo [et al.] are superb in widely varied roles—such as Anselmo’s temperamental male short-order cook and her affecting, moody single-mother maid. (SF Chronicle)

Cristina Anselmo morphs into a harried fry-cook who loses it on a particularly busy day when half the staff at Kenny’s has calling sick. She’s also heartbreaking as a housecleaner who sneaks one calls home to her young children, who she’ll lose if she loses her job. (SF Examiner)

“THE MYSTERY PLAYS”
The script, which is ordinary with some Catholic doctrine of forgiveness, is rescued by the excellent acting of Cristina Anselmo [et al.] (Talkinbroadway.com)

“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”
Cristina Anselmo as Blanche, the weaker sister of Kate, plays the role very well. She is entrancing when she realizes that she can be her own person by the end of the play. (Talkinbroadway.com)

“THE SCENE”
Completing the ensemble are the elegant Cristinaa Anselmo’s dark, soulful turn as Stella, Charlie’s wife (Sacramento Bee)

“OLD TIMES”
Cristina Anselmo plays Anna vivaciously and passionately, the woman from the past who charges the couple with energy. She is just as realistic about romance as Kate but plays the romantic space, frolics in illusion, teasing Deeley. Cristina’s diction is exquisite as she sensuously shapes her syllables, amplifying her body’s language. (SF Examiner)

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