I can’t imagine this show without this cast. Mengelkoch is Cincinnati’s most versatile actress, and this script allows her to show off her comedic character chops. Kirk Sheppardtle
This play benefits from every moment of Maggie Lou Rader’s (June) and Kelly Mengelkoch’s (Alice) inspired performances. Sean M Peters
Mengelkoch, in her 16th season with the company, flexes the wealth of her experience in the performing arts by effortlessly delivering lines with a perfection that leaves you yearning for more. She easily displays the classic Holmes style — obsessive personality, inquisition and extensive knowledge about any person or thing — but adds her own flair. Jenifer Moore
But York – nor almost anyone else – proves incapable of succeeding against Kelly Mengelkoch’s Queen Margaret. This is a character that is ruthless, ferocious and capable of extraordinary violence. And Mengelkoch inhabits her so fully that it’s as if she has been possessed by her. I suspect that this is one of those performances that people will talk about for years to come.
Mengelkoch's raw honesty in a role that couldn't look more inhuman was absolutely terrifying and stunning at the same time. Anne Simendinger
Mengelkoch brings a calming and almost beatific quality to the role. The moment she walks on the stage, everything seems to change – for Merrick, to be sure, but also for us. It’s as if we’ve been holding our breath and are finally allowed to exhale.
Mengelkoch remains one of our cities greatest theatrical treasures; her portrayal here is pitch-perfect.
Kelly Mengelkoch gives the role a delightfully matter-of-fact demeanor, a woman supremely confident with her own femininity who recognizes Merrick’s noble nature and his desire to live normally.
The Mengelkochs are still at it.