"Miss Mary’s Press ’n Curl isn’t just a beauty parlor: It’s also a ramshackle boardinghouse for young black women who have stopped in Memphis on their way to parts unknown, run by a disillusioned war widow (Jasmine Rush) who knows too well how hard the world can be."
- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
"Miss Mary (Jasmine Rush) is a no-nonsense war widow whose financial survival is augmented by the paltry payments from the sisterhood of boarders residing under her roof. She runs a tight ship, but dishes out life lessons along with a hot breakfast, and Rush captures both her edge and her warmth."
- Nancy Grossman, BroadwayWorld.com
"As Miss Mary, Rush rides a fine line between vexed and compassion, knowing when to let which emotion shine through."
- Michele Markarian, Boston Events Insider
"Presiding over the shop is Miss Mary herself, portrayed by Jasmine Rush with a take-charge demeanor befitting a woman who sees her role as “Half fixing hair, half fixing poor souls,’’ and the sad eyes of one who knows all about the kind of loss the others are dreading."
- Don Aucoin, Boston Globe
"Miss Mary (Jasmine Rush) is part tyrannical landlord, part voice of experience as her husband was an early casualty of the war, leaving her his house. Rush finds a nice balance between hard-nosed businesswoman and sympathetic friend."
- Nick Dussault, Boston Metro