The Niceties
Contemporary American Theatre Festival

“Ivey is flat-out marvelous as Zoe. She synthesizes the character’s contradictions with stunning clarity: the elegant mind and the blind rage; the courage and the self-destructiveness." 

—Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"And Margaret Ivey, seen to advantage in two CATF productions last season, delivers Zoe to us as a worthy foil for Janine. It might be a temptation for a less skilled performer to allow Zoe to get hot under the collar prematurely or too thoroughly. This Zoe keeps her powder dry until she sees the whites of Janine's eyes. When Zoe finally does explode, she only grows more intelligent and telling in what she says, and still you sense that the character is holding something back. Ivey is, in short, expert at conveying rage behind a somewhat bluff exterior."

—Jack Gohn, Broadway World

Jane Eyre
Cincinnati Playhouse / Milwaukee Rep

"Margaret Ivey plays Jane. It's a rich and complex performance. [...]

Ivey’s performance is wonderfully earnest and consistent. It would be so very easy to sneak touches of irony here and there....Ivey allows us to believe every word."

—David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer

Jane Eyre [...] features a straight from the heart Margaret Ivey as the title character, opening like a flower as she journeys from rejected child to plain Jane governess to unexpectedly alluring and honest attraction to the Byronic lord above her, the quixotic Rochester. 

—Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee

The Legend of Georgia McBride
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

“Margaret Ivey plays Jo, Casey’s wife. Her emotional investment in him and their relationship along with her natural, hilarious, and honest reactions anchor the show.”

—Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic

pen/man/ship
Contemporary American Theatre Festival

"Enter Ruby Heard, played by a fierce-eyed Margaret Ivey….Margaret Ivey, as the exceptionally brave and commanding Ruby Heard, gives us a young woman for whom no challenge is too impossible to conquer and no man too brutal to put in his place."

—Robert Michael Oliver, DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Margaret Ivey lets the intelligence and strength shine through Ruby, the only female character in the production. Ivey effortlessly displays the character's determination and conviction as not only the only woman on board a ship filled with male sailors, but an atheist among some devout Christians."

—Johnna Leary, Broadway World

The Wedding Gift
Contemporary American Theatre Festival

"As the bride, Nahlis, Margaret Ivey also gives an incredible performance, transforming the character from a pitifully spoiled princess to a wonderfully sweet and complex young woman facing her first true challenge in life."

—Johnna Leary, Broadway World

"One of the great things about a repertory theatre season is the chance to see fine actors in diverse roles: Margaret Ivey [...] has another star turn here as the princess-bride Nahlis.  Doug is her wedding gift, and the halting, pothole-strewn development of Nahlis’ relationship with Doug, blossoming into romance and genuine friendship, is one of the joys of the show. —Andrew White, Maryland Theatre Guide

All My Sons
People's Light

"As Ann Deever, a young woman grappling with shame at her father’s actions, Margaret Ivey is wonderful. She does a lovely job conveying this complex young woman."

—Ellen Wilson Dilks, Delaware County News Network

"Margaret Ivey matches [Prentiss] in passion and a determination not to be brought down by the Keller family collapse." —Digital First

"Also outstanding: Margaret Ivey as Ann...as temperate and radiant as her brother is defeated and disheveled." —Wendy Rosenfield, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ivey enters the play as a breath of fresh air…" —Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation

Richard III
People's Light

"Pryor is wonderful at melting Anne. Ivey is just as adroit being melted. This crucial scene played beautifully, firmly establishing Richard’s skill as a wooer and petitioner and how a noble woman can have her head turned by such charm."  —NealsPaper

"Margaret Ivey as Lady Anne, the widow of the murdered Prince Edward, is both strong and pitiable in the unenviable assignment of being wooed by Richard."

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