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Managing Maxine

Human Race Theatre Company


 Debra Whitfield and Tim Lile are excellent as Maxine's fussy daughter Emmie and discontented son-in-law Larry trying to rekindle their loveless marriage, a relatable subplot that evolves with potency and never feels inconsequential.

Tim Lile and Debra Whitfield in Managing Maxine
at the Human Race Theatre Company
(Photo by Scott J. Kimmins)

Veronica's Room

The Bickford Theatre

Northern New Jersey Theater Examiner

By Rick Busciglio

A must see is Ira Levin's chilling tale of Veronica's Room on stage now at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. Debra Whitfield is perfect as The Woman. Excellent thriller."

Debra Whitfield in Veronica's Room
at The Bickford Theatre
(Poster design by Warren Westura)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Bristol Riverside Theatre


By Bob Brown

 ... Rounding out the marvelous cast is Debra Whitfield, who plays Jekyll's obedient, unquestioning butler, Poole, as well as a surgical student, a police doctor and a maid. She, too, plays a version of Hyde.

Debra Whitfield as Edward Hyde in
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
at Bristol Riverside Theatre



The New York Times

Love and Math: A Perfect Equation

By Alvin Klein

“…impeccably chosen cast hits all chords precisely. The emissary of normality and convention, Claire, Catherine’s urbanely sophisticated sister, is played by Debra Whitfield. Her performance avoids the patronizing smugness with which this role can be misinterpreted.

Debra Whitfield as Claire in Proof

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

Fleetwood Stage

The New York Times

By Alvin Klein

…Debra Whitfield’s effective displays of release and rage as Maude, capped by a final affecting moment of poignance…serve the character outine Mr. Noonan has drawn.”

Karen Porter White and Debra Whitfield in A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
at Fleetwood Stage.
(Photo by Gene Minkow)

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Fleetwood Stage

The New York Times

By Alvin Klein

…Debra Whitfield vividly captures the awful Pam, who justifies calling Joe a weirdie.”


George Millenbach and Debra Whitfield in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Fleetwood Stage.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Apple Corps Theatre

The New York Times

Theater: Orson Bean in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

By Mel Gussow

 The actors---especially Val Dufour and Debra Whitfield—communicate the characters’ fearstruck states of mind.

Peter Murphy, Debra Whitfield, and Val Dufour in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (photo by Austin Trevett)

Alexander Hamilton: In Worlds Unknown

The New York Historical Society

The New York Times

Looking Into the Soul Of a Founding Father

By Laurel Graeber

“…the stage belongs to Debra Whitfield who plays the three most important women in his life.


Kelly AuCoin and Debra in In Worlds Unknown

Appointment with Death

Apple Corps Theatre

The New York Times

The Theater: Christie Play

By Mel Gussow

Debra Whitfield and Bob Del Pazzo as amateur sleuths have a professional composure…”


Rough Crossing

Virginia Stage Company

Daily Press

By David Nicholson

“…a talented quintet of performers. Debra Whitfield stands out as well, not only as the only female but as an actor with expert timing.”

Larry Bull and Debra Whitfield in Tom Stoppard’s musical comedy, Rough Crossing

A Streetcar Named Desire

Theater Works

Long Boat Observer


By Marty Fugate

More impressively, Whitfield doesn’t serve up a bowl of reheated Vivien Leigh—her Blanche is a smart, original characterization. Instead of being a faded Southern flower, she’s a strong, intelligent, self-motivated woman who gradually cracks under the intense pressure of inner guilt and outer tragedy. A weakling she’s not—and she’s certainly not crazy. Having her committed is clearly a trick. You could easily imagine this Blanche DuBois escaping from the asylum and, going back to New Orleans to push Stanley in front of a streetcar."

Clare Ward and Ms. Whitfield in
A Streetcar Named Desire
Photo by Annette Breazeale)

Antony and Cleopatra

The WorkShop Theater Company

Show Business

By Katharine Critchlow

But most striking in this production is the skill of the actors…they handle the changes in their own characters with finesse. Debra Whitfield’s Cleopatra evolves from a petulant, oversexed adolescent into a noble queen who would rather take her life than surrender.


With Christopher Graham in Antony and Cleopatra