A Streetcar Named Desire
In the hands of Riley, Blanche unravels in front of the audience's eyes. She puts on delicate affected airs as a Southern belle down on her luck, and her very presence grates on Stanley's nerves. The conflict between them is ever-present, including his out-right challenge of her story about how she lost Belle Reve, the family plantation in Mississippi.
Mad Mel and the Marradians
...with Riley turning in the only fully fleshed-out performance as the woman behind the man who’s ready to take charge...
-from Tea in a Tempest
and Mad Mel and the Marradians
part of the
Midtown International Theatre Festival Theatre Review by Matthew Murray
Romeo and Juliet
Mary Riley as Lady Capulet outfitted in full traditional Islamic garments was centered and made a small part usually overlooked an integral part of this production.
Will Rogers Follies
But the girls, whether high-kicking and doing the hand jive or simply sighing like angels, are priceless.
Anna Nicole: Blond Ambition (reading)
Dear Mary, you live on a throne in my heart (with a little tiara!:)...Thank you for fulfilling my fantasy with the sunshine of reality!-Grace Cavalieri (playwright)
Much Ado About Nothing
...Mary Riley sings beautifully and is stunning decked out in her red dress as Margaret...
-from American Bard Theater Company presents
by Mark D. Ransom
Wife Myra, played by Mary Riley, loves her hubby "to death" and is so patient you could literally strangle the woman.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum
All of the show's courtesans fill a special niche but it was hard to stop gawking at the nearly naked Mary Riley who played 6-foot-tall dominatrix Gymnasia.
Art of Murder
Though she's just a minor character, Kate the maid (played by Mary Riley) helps to the further the action along. Like the rest of the core company, Riley does her part justice. Her Kate, an Irish immigrant, actually holds a degree in chemistry and is only working as a maid until she secures her green card. Though timid at first, by the show's end, she's definitely got some spunk to her.