Press




Pride and Prejudice at Pennsylvania Shakespeare

“a bang-up cast… the excellent Mairin Lee”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

“an Elizabeth Bennet brimming with intelligence and fire”
- Reading Eagle

“The leads, Mairin Lee and Michael Brusasco, are perfectly paired as Elizabeth and Darcy.  Lee is a smart, witty and beguiling young woman whose cynical bon mots hit their targets with sparkling accuracy… [Darcy’s] proposal scenes to Elizabeth are both wonderfully theatrical and touchingly human.”
- The Morning Call


Hamlet at Pennsylvania Shakespeare

“Two performances in particular offer notable interpretations… Mairin Lee’s Ophelia is unsurprisingly sympathetic but unexpectedly steely… When her father is killed, she loses her wits but not her force of personality.”
- Play Shakespeare


The Lion in Winter at Shakespeare Santa Cruz

“this is a solid supporting cast that keeps the energy and insights strong, especially Ms. Lee, who holds her own with the two veterans.”
- Theatre Times

“Adding sauce to the mix is the French princess, Alais (a touching Mairin Lee)”
- Good Times Santa Cruz


In The Next Room, or the vibrator play at Wilma Theater

“the seven-person cast is uniformly subtle and human”
- Broad Street Review

“It’s rare to see perfection on any stage. Yet Zizka’s mounting of In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is as close to it as I’ve ever seen in more than 30 years of reviewing… Zizka’s work with this superb cast emerges as a lesson in stage direction”
- Reading Eagle


Othello at Marin Theatre Company

“Lee is a lovely Desdemona”
- San Francisco Chronicle

“At the crux of this emotional cauldron is Desdemona, whose beauty, purity, innocence, shock, and bewilderment are perfectly rendered by Mairin Lee”
- Stage and Cinema


The Farm at Shotgun Players

“Mairin Lee is affecting as Mollie, the conceited, pretty filly who yearns for Moses’ promised Sugarcandy Mountain.  She and the other horses form the musical and empathetic heart of The Farm
- San Francisco Chronicle