A SHAYNA MAIDEL
"Schmidt and Rafala have gorgeous chemistry, and their games of teasing and chasing each other, rolling on the sofa like kittens, and then finding that their friendship has deepened into love show us the magic they once had."
"Particularly outstanding is Alex Rafala as Duvid, Luisa's husband, who was separated from her during the Holocaust and whom Luisa spends the entire play searching for."
Alex Rafala, as Duvid Pechenik, brings depth, feeling and nuance to his portrayal of Lusia's beloved husband.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
"There are solid performances from the entire cast, with a few key standouts. Worth noting is Alex Rafala's tortured Billy Bibbitt, who is the most believable of the bunch. His speech impediment and the way he manifests Billy's fears both physically and verbally is a thrill to watch."
"As the shy, often misunderstood Billy Bibbitt, Alex Rafala offers a perfectly honed, honest portrayal of a young man, unable to face the world, who, sadly chooses suicide as the final escape."
"Each member of the cast makes his or her own individual mark in the show, with especially touching work by Alex Rafala, as Billy Bibbit."
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
"As their son Peter, Alex Rafala is absolutely ideal and, like Isabelle Barbier's Anne, he seems to undergo a real change during the course of the play, with the two young performers bringing a welcome sense of romance to the show."
"Speaking of the romance, the scenes between Ms. Barbier and Mr. Rafala are beacons of light in a dark time, illustrating that even in the worst of times, love can survive (and thrive)."
"Alex Rafala is right on as the teenage boy, Peter..."
FAREWELL OLD STRINGY
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
"One of the best performances in the show comes from third-year student Alex Rafala as the leading member of the 'compact majority' of citizens."