“The White Snake” Reviews Are In!

‘Ngo’s finely nuanced performance is as funny as it is touching, revealing Xu Xian’s strange journey from nervous to giddy, doubtful to convinced. The stand-out actor is especially impressive in his last big scene, declaring with disarming naturalness: “Whatever world is yours, I want that world.”

 – Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

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“His comedic timing is absolutely impeccable and this mixed with his authentic and clear representation of all the other emotions of his character make for a strong, assured performance that is a pleasant experience.”

Jason Crawford Samios-Uy, Backstage Baltimore

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“Joe Ngo played such a lovable Xu Xian that it was easy to believe how White Snake fell for him so quickly. Ngo’s performance was confident, passionate, and his deep love for his wife was absolutely moving.”

Allie Press, DC Metro Arts

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 “Joe Ngo(sic) is superb as the naive Xu Xian”

Charles Shubow, Broadway World

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“conveying good heartedness with engaging vigor”

Jayne Blanchard, DC Theatre Scene

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“Xu Xian is sweetly naïve and endearing”

Pamela Steinik, MD Theatre Guide