"Candace Kirkpatrick is an actress who commands attention whenever she is on stage. She breathes such life and vitality into Shelby that she become much more central to the play than Julia Roberts was as the movie's version Shelby"--Nancy Knoesko
"Strongest performance is that of young Candace. She has a wicked, contagious, falling-apart laugh, an abundance of charm, and makes the most of her ability to captivate. She's a strong presence of great promise."--Jean Reed
"Centermost in this group is Candace Kirkpatrick. While all the ladies displayed their talents; probably some of the more forceful moments were acted by Kirkpatrick (Shelby) in her frequent disputes with her mother. Kirkpatrick and Murray are each splendid here.: --Millicent Dillon
"The emotional moments are genuine, especially those played by Kirkpatrick and Murray. While their scenes were strong before, there is now an even greater understanding of their relationship. They almost don't have to say anything. A quick glance let's us know what has gone on between them all these years." --Jay Handelsman
"Special mention must be made of Candace Kirkpatrick as the daughter, Catherine. The character serves as Miller's spiritual, sexual, and structural fulcrum--a force of nature that Eddie, then everyone must respond to. Kirkpatrick gives the role a beguiling mixture of beauty, burgeoning sexuality and confusion. If audience response is any indicator, it is entirely credible that anyone would lose themselves to her."
--Michael Isaacson, West End World
"Director Edward Stern has populated this rough New York neighborhood with an especially fine cast, particularly the lanky and affecting Candace Kirkpatrick as Bea's naive and unsuspecting teen-age niece Catherine."
--Charles Ferruzza, The Sun Newspaper
Kirkpatrick has her Rep debut as Catherine. The actress plays so well that it is easy to identify with her plight."
--James Loutzenhiser, The Squire
"Echo is the most damaged of the three but emerges as the strongest. Kirkpatrick, in a most impressive and appealing performance, makes this all very apparent."
--Brad Behan, The Ledger
"The actress is nothing short of brilliant. There's not a false note to (Kirkpatrick's) interpretation of the girl who won't settle for anything less than love from her embattled mother and grandmother. Her Echo is so real, she brings tears to your eyes." --Arlene Greer
"Kirkpatrick is a vivacious presence on stage." Jay Handelsman
"Director Ed Stern has assembled a cast that offers the best ensemble acting theatre-goers are likely to see anywhere. He and his actors bring Miller's play to life with eloquence, stark beauty and ultimately, shocking violence. Candace Kirkpatrick, as Catherine, is irresistible as we watch her make the emotional transition from childhood to maturity during the course of the play."--Robert Trussel, The Kansas City Star
Candace Kirkpatrick is energetic and effective as Catherine. With Stern's direction the play's complicated emotional connections between Eddie and she are handled powerfully and gracefully."
--Robert Boyd, KWMO-FM St. Louis
"As Catherine, she is perfect--giddy as a teenager,yet with a lovely innocent maturity. Kirkpatrick truly loves Eddie--with a dear, detailed love."
--Steve Callahan, St Louis
"The wild card here is Candace Kirkpatrick. She is a keen performer, well aware of the strengths of Blessing's text. The part calls for pluck and verve, and that she has in abundance. I like her style." --Thomas Harrison
"Tears rolled down the cheeks of this reporter as she watched "Eleemosynary.' Beautifully acted by Candace Kirkpatrick as the granddaughter Echo."--Shyla Gottlieb
Best Actress, Straight Play: Candace Kirkpatrick, "Eleemosynary"
"Candace Kirkpatrick (Echo) is a bundle of talent, full of youthful energy, and personal charm, with the rare ability to jump footlights and connect emotionally with an audience."--Jean Reed
"Playing her role in infancy with the same handsome attack she pours into the best scene of the evening. Watch for the raging competitive bombast with which Kirkpatrick expertly peaks the scene when she blasts into her line, 'I know everything in the world.'--Porter Anderson, The Tampa Tribune