A Body of Water

Aurora Theatre, 2012

In a role that could easily have become merely an expository background foil in less capable hands, Mantella makes Wren a third object of our curiosity. Is she a helper or an antagonist? We’re never sure, but Mantella limns Wren’s smaller motivations in a perfectly lucid way from moment to moment. Annoyance, concern and impatience are easy to read, even as the character’s larger purpose and actual identity remain somewhat inscrutable. It’s an intriguing balancing act.
— Andrew Alexander, ArtsCriticATL.com