"Richard Azurdia puts on a POWERFUL PERFORMANCE as a Mexican immigrant sending money to his
family back home. Azurdia will leave you speechless…"
- THE HOLLYWOOD TIMES

"very talented cast… Richard Azurdia effortlessly exhibits Jorge’s humility, his integrity, his commitment to
his family…"
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BROADWAYWORLD.COM

"one superb performance after another—Stallings’ dynamic, focused Peter, Azurdia’s warmly paternal
Jorge, Castelblanco’s adorably naïve Pepe, and Pasco’s edgy, intense Whalid..."
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STAGESCENELA.COM

"...Richard Azurdia’s Borachio is wonderfully over-the-top."
- THEBILLSHAKESPEARE PROJECT.COM

"...Richard Azurdia and Xavi Moreno are vivid as his henchman..."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

"...backed by Richard Azurdia and Xavi Moreno as his stoogish henchmen, this trio brings a surprisingly
successful sense of the melodramatic to the proceedings."
- ARTS IN L.A.

"...Richard Azurdia as Petruchio’s servant Grumio, are also standouts."
-
SHAKESPEAREINLA.COM

"Grumio (as played by Richard Azurdia) is the most outrageous, the most commedia, acting out Petruchio’s
wedding horse, like one of Monty Python’s of Holy Grail."
- THEBILLSHAKESPEAREPROJECT.COM

"The dynamite cast brings a tremendous energy to the physically and emotionally demanding show...
Azurdia’s easy humor leaves us wanting to know more about Raymundo Sr... "
- STAGE RAW

"Rocha and Azurdia’s interactions are perfect. The arc to their relationship is executed beautifully ending in
the father/son camaraderie that both of them seem to be looking for the whole time."
- CULVER CITY NEWS

"... with Azurdia completing the adult cast to perfection."
-STAGESCENELA.COM

"Supporting performances are intriguing as well, most noticeably Valle as Burrough’s hustler lover and
Azurdia and Matute as the cop partners..."
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STAGEANDCINEMA.COM

"Richard Azurdia showed great over the top contrast as the skeptical, yet caring father of Marisela, Fabián
and the charismatic political opponent to immigration, Tom Tancredo."
-BROADWAYWORLD.COM (Denver)

"Richard Azurdia and Bobby Plasencia each wring maximum laughs from their roles. One of the funniest
scenes was Azurdia’s colorful description of Adriana’s serving wench as “spherical.”
- STAGEANDCINEMA.COM

"The show's two sets of twins are so well cast and dressed that you have to pay close attention to tell
which is which, and all four actors are riotous. Dromio of Syracuse (Richard Azurdia) and Dromio of
Ephesus (Bobby Plasencia) get even more laughs as the confused twin servants answering to two identical
masters."
-BACKSTAGE

"When this cast is on, they are on fire - most notably company newcomer Richard Azurdia."
- DENVER POST

"Teddy Roosevelt never looked so good, or so real, as he is portrayed by the exorbitantly talented Richard
Azurdia... several performances stand out.  Daphne Gaines as a nurse trying to stem a flu epidemic and in
other equally dynamic turns, and Richard Azurdia, new to the group.  Azurdia has a more stylized
presentation than the other actors.  It works well in a piece not grounded in reality but rather erupting from
black comedy."
- BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS, Denver

"Richard Azurdia's vividness turns on a HYSTERICAL dime from affability to outrage as Page."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Other wonderfully drawn characters include Richard Azurdia's heart-clutching Page."
- BACKSTAGE

"Richard Azurdia’s eyes are big enough to register across vast distances."
- L.A. STAGE TIMES

"The cast’s antics during the intermission were funnier... best of all, Richard Azurdia (Constable Dull), rigid
and humorless, stomping through the audience, tooting his whistle and passing out citations to anyone
showing affection."
-SILVERLAKEBLVD.COM

"Other memorable performances were also delivered by Mr. Azurdia..."
- BUZZINE

"Actors and roles that stand out are West Liang as Lee Tong, Lisa Tharps as Biddy Mason and Richard
Azurdia, who plays many Hispanic characters, but, above all, is the most amusing of the annotators."
- SOCAL.COM

"...the VIVID Azurdia, though hardly a behemoth, embodies (Diego) Rivera with BRAVURA TECHNIQUE..."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Richard Azurdia plays him (Diego Rivera) with all the necessary extravagant magnificence."
- KATE WEST REVIEWS

"Richard Azurdia is a tender but ominous Diego Rivera"
- LA OPINION

"...fine performances from all these actors, and in some cases rather extraordinary stage moments. Among
the HIGHLIGHTS are Richard Azurdia..."
- THEATERTIMES.ORG

"Richard is HILARIOUS in a scene set in Miami, playing an over-the-top Cuban woman..."
- BACKSTAGE

"The talents that excel among them are... and the COMIC CHARISMA of Richard Azurdia..."
- LA OPINION

"Richard Azurdia also gives a STRONG PERFORMANCE... playing him as a man who chooses his words
and actions very carefully, as subdued but intense."
- BACKSTAGE

"DiFusco's onstage colleagues are excellent; the potency (of the) actors Richard Azurdia, Micheal T.
Kachingwe, Kwana Martinez and  Eileen O'Connell, who form a virtual DiFusco Family Story Theater, is
easily worth admission."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

"...stellar turns by Minerva Garcia as Kahlo and Richard Azurdia as husband Diego Rivera."
-LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Must-see OUTstanding performance by Minerva Garcia as Frida and Richard Azurdia as Diego Rivera."
- LATINOLA.COM

"The play stars Minerva García as Kahlo and Richard Azurdia as her husband, fellow painter Diego Rivera.
Both deliver performances filled with EMOTIONAL, FUNNY and DRAMATIC RANGE."
- REMEZCLA.COM

"Azurdia barges through a number of characters with FEROCIOUS COMMITMENT..."
- VARIETY

"...supported by HILARIOUS character actor Richard Azurdia..."
- SPANIX.COM

"With clever portrayals of characters, Richard Azurdia changes identities nicely..."
- NOHO LA

"Fine performance from Richard Azurdia..."
- L.A. WEEKLY

"...very talented supporting cast consisting of Richard Azurdia..."
- SANTA MONICA MIRROR

"Richard Azurdia kept the audience in stitches... his SUPERB COMIC ABILITY breathed life..."
- SANTA MONICA CORSAIR
"The "accountant"
played by Richard
Azurdia is
FABULOUS. Go see
it just to watch his
facial expressions
and over the top
character. He was
great."
CRANNKLEFT.COM
"Miguel Castro
and Richard
Azurdia, are SO
LOVABLE you'll
never call a
Mexican border
crosser an
"alien" again."
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