Reviews of Toni Bentley's stage adaptation of her book "The Surrender."
The New York Post
It’s hard not to daydream about what a more experienced actress could have done with the material.
But then, not even Judi Dench (now there’s a thought!) could salvage howlers like “I met this man in a foreign land called Bliss,” “The impossible had come to pass in my a - -,” and “He shattered the control panel of my being.”
The New York Times
Because Ms. Bentley is a former New York City Ballet dancer, and because she wrote “Winter Season,” one of the most beautiful accounts of the experience of being a dancer ever given, “The Surrender” has often been framed as a brave and scandalous offering. But both in reading Ms. Bentley’s thoughts on sex, and hearing them onstage, I was struck by how utterly conventional they are, as if she were somehow unaware that many, many people have engaged in the same activities for a long, long time, simply because, you know, they like it.