RACHEL PICKUP’S ‘AIRSWIMMING’
Rachel Pickup is currently starring in ‘Airswimming’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. The play, written by Charlotte Jones, is set in 1920’s England and is based on the true story of two women who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the criminally insane with no hope of release and the fantasies and alter egos they adopt to survive the experience.
Rachel has received some fantastic reviews for her performance.
“Pickup’s Persephone has a touching fragility, a wacky comic strain, and finally a loving sympathy.” Karl Levett, www.backstage.com
“Rachel Pickup mesmerizes as Persephone, with exuberant energy she provides great range and depth to her character. Her humanizing performance draws the viewer into her story by allowing you to share in her joy and pain. There is a distinct and visible difference between institutionalized Persephone and liberated Porph, which provides much of the content and weight for the play.” Giovannah Philippeaux, www.edgenewyork.com
“I was particularly pleased to see the tall, willowy, almost ethereally graceful Pickup, whom I remember also for her outstanding performance in Handicapped People In Their Formal Attire at Premiere Stages in New Jersey, create another unforgettable character.” Simon Saltzman, www.curtainup.com