Press

HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO

"Hannah is our guide through the strange world of this play, and Im brings a wonderful gravitas to all the craziness going on. Im displays an impressive range, as her character has to deal with one new dilemma after another. Her performance is truly the glue that holds everything together."
- Bill Choy, Siskiyou Daily News

"Hannah is a short play and moves fast, in large part thanks to performances by Cindy Im and Jessica Ko. Im plays the titular character, delivering several commanding monologues and bringing energy to interactions with her family, characters who are mild thanks to personality or crippling depression."
- Martin Cizmar, Willamette Week
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

"Cindy Im is a sparkling Elizabeth, settled into a happy, playful marriage with Joseph Patrick O’Malley’s prim but amiably indulgent Darcy."
- Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal

"Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy (the winning Cindy Im), always the groundbreaker…is the consummate hostess, sister, wife, and Eighteenth Century darling [and] sets the mark for beauty and inspired manipulation."
- Barry David Horowitz, Theatrius

"Cindy Im’s Elizabeth sparkles with holiday spirit, eager to see her family happy and still very much in love with her husband, which does not prevent her teasing him."
- Alexa Chipman, Imagination Lane
THE WINTER'S TALE

"Perdita was played by a wonderful actor named Cindy Im, whose singing talents were on display. My daughter perked up during all of Perdita’s speeches and songs. Later, she would tell me Perdita was her favorite."
- Nicole Chung, Hazlitt News

"As Leontes' abandoned daughter Perdita (Cindy Im, breathtakingly good) comes to adulthood in a foreign country, the forces of fate and soft-heartedness conspire to bring two broken families back together again. Rarely has 'The Winter's Tale' made so much emotional sense, or been so devastatingly, lovingly and magically transformed into what we imagine Shakespeare, late in his life, intended: a thing of sweet, life-affirming beauty."
- David Templeton, Bohemian.com

"In the second half, the tone drastically shifts and the now grown girl, Perdita (a radiant Cindy Im), is in love with the Prince of Bohemia, Florizel (a charming Moses Villarama), the son of Polixenes."
- Bill Choy, Siskiyou Daily News

"Cindy Im floats and sings like an earthy angel as Perdita, easily inspiring love in all who encounter her."
- Darleen Ortega, Opinionated Judge
MEASURE FOR MEASURE

"Cindy Im’s performance as the innocent Isabella is a standout. The switch in Im’s mannerisms, the rising cadence and desperation of her voice, her submission to those with authority—they demonstrate a powerful range of acting and commitment to character. Watching her struggle to make the 'right' decision when it comes to saving her brother’s life is painstaking, especially when Angelo asks her to surrender her virginity to him."
- Rachel Gallaher, City Arts Online

"Cindy Im as poor Isabella is wrenching as she pleads with Angelo and struggles with her own conscience. Watch her as she moves from anguish to anger."
- Nancy Worssam, Arts Stage

"There’s Cindy Im, who plays the conflicted character of Isabella with an amazing amount of courage. Her voice rings clear and pure above her character’s plight and the sexual assault she faces by the hands of Angelo, which is both painful and pertinent to today’s culture."
- Danielle Palmer-Friedman, Daily UW
TWELFTH NIGHT

"Cindy Im does a deft double turn as Viola and Sebastian, the shipwrecked twins who wash up on the shores of Ilyria. Watching Im make quick changes between the two characters is one of the pleasures of Hensley’s production."
- Georgia Rowe, SF Examiner

"Earnest and endearing, Im gets to play out the show's grandest theatrical ruse, when she plays two people at the same time. What could be gimmicky turns out to be, in Im's hands, quite graceful."
- Chad Jones, SF Chronicle

"Cindy Im is a bright and passionate Viola, beautifully capturing the character's keen intelligence, but also her fear of being discovered and her indignation on her master's behalf."
- Sam Hurwitt, KQED
THE SNOW QUEEN

"The robber maiden [is] a snarling punk rock diva (played with great panache by Cindy Im). The unexpected glee of the 'I Want That' number cannot be overstated."
- Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News

"Im [is] outstanding, in both vocals and acting...[her] turn as little Robber Girl is brilliant."
- Jeanie K. Smith, Talking Broadway

"With two delightfully different interpretations, Cindy Im plays a seemingly vacuous but ultimately knowing and generous Princess, and a wacky punk chick Robber Girl."
- Robert Sokol, Edge Magazine

"Cindy Im makes the most charismatic rose you will ever see on stage."
- Cynthia Corral, San Jose Metblogs
410[GONE]

"[Cindy] Im and [Chris] Cortez are superb as a brother and sister whose relationship is fraught with tension and deep devotion. Their final scenes together are completely free of sappy sentiment and full of love and loss in equal measure."
- Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs

"Cindy Im gives the girl an endearing optimism that's clearly frayed around the edges by grief...and the vulnerability in her portrayal deepens as her relationship with her brother in life becomes clearer."
- Sam Hurwitt, KQED Arts

"Im [gives an] appealing performance."
- Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT

"[The Hundred Flowers Project features] an appealing, focused Cindy Im."
- Jean Schiffman, SF Examiner

"There’s no way I can adequately capture the dueling senses of chaos and exquisitely crafted architecture that make up Christopher Chen’s play, dazzlingly staged by Desdemona Chiang with a superb cast and exquisitely coordinated technical elements."
- Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

"[The] astute cast of six keep the play crackling."
- Chad Jones, TheatreDogs
TONTLAWALD

"Tontlawald feels mysterious and shot through with the sound of sadness and of joyful beauty...especially whenever Cindy Im’s gorgeous voice takes the lead."
- Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs
PHAEDRA

"Cindy Im brings an erotically charged wryness in the character of Taylor. It’s rewarding to see [this] talented actress."
- John McMullen II, Berkeley Daily Planet

"...a jaded [rehab] recovery buddy played with terrific comic disdain by Cindy Im."
- Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Patrick Alparone['s] scenes with the lovely Cindy Im are touching."
- Kedar Adour, For All Events

"Working with this top-notch ensemble, Bock and Riordan have pulled off a minor miracle: transforming a 334-year-old play written for an entirely different culture into a powerful modern American drama."
- George Heymont, Huffington Post
SONGS OF THE DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN

"Im anchors the piece as our charming, offensive and flexible narrator-protagonist, torn between her Korean and American identities - and between playwright's stand-in and independent character."
- Rob Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

"Im connects so powerfully to the emotions of the deeply unhappy granddaughter."
- Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs

"Cindy Im, Alexis Papedo, and Josh Schell shone in the lead roles."
- George Heymont, Huffington Post