"(Mizan Nunes) can do more with her eyes than most actresses can do period."
...as the evening progresses, passion and the blues begin to peek through her controlled veneer, so that when she finally confirms her independence at the end of the play, we hardly need be told that it has been maintained at a considerable price.
"Mizan Nunes projects the proper ladylike virtues as the lovely victim... Ira Aldridge's daughter Amanda.
"The surprise witness (Mizan Nunes) blows their boat right out of the water..."
"Mizan Nunes' as Amy Jaques-Garvey could not be bettered. Sensitive and touchingly, fiercely woman, she seemed to be just such a person as might have been captured by the man who captivated her and yet angered her by his idealism."
"No holds barred" adult subject matter and dysfunctional mother daughter relationship...Mizan Nunes gave a strong performance as Leslie (the Mother).
"Nunes gives the movie its heart and its heft. She sustains a dressy, highfalutin and high- strung energy level, bearing gifts, making a flurry of costumes, jewelry, makeup -- the armature of a street soldier in both show business and the sex wars. Characters like this traditionally entertain the dull characters until a moment of breakdown, Nunes knows a different truth: A Black woman's stoicism amounts to an up-front awareness of hurt, disappointment, optimism and struggle."
Mizan Kirby is particularly captivating, imbuing a role originally intended for jazz great Cassandra Wilson with declamatory diva hauteur.