"It is impossible not to like writer/performer Ginna Hoben’s salty-perky stage persona."

 Jane Horwitz, Washington Post

“Ginna Hoben is a combination of Amy Poehler, Ellen Degeneres, Tina Fey, a sprinkle of Julia Louis–Dreyfus, and, most of all, a whole lot of original energy that makes you want her to be your new best friend.”

— Caroline Simpson, DC Metro Theatre Arts

“… the character (Helena) is delightfully portrayed by the lovely Ginna Hoben.

Her performance is captivating, and she adeptly marginalizes Helena's misguided romantic goals by conveying the character's determination

and resourcefulness.” 

— Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader

“The title roles are played not by two men but by a man and a woman, Rick Blunt and Ginna Hoben, who act in the broad, unselfconsciously vulgar manner of Shakespearean clowns. This proves to be a shrewd touch...  The acting is engagingly casual, the staging fast and furious.” 

— Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal 

“Ginna Hoben performs her one-woman script with grace, ease, and passion ... Her detailed portrayal of various characters she encounters simply come to life, from her mouse-like mother, to crazy Aunt Cathy, to the strong, superhero Dr. Hogan, to name just a few.”


 Lisa Mulch, Columbus Underground

“But what was truly amazing about this show was Hoben's communication with the audience…"

 Hannah Menchhoff, Broadwayworld.com

“Ginna Hoben, playwright, took a series of semi-autobiographical events and wove them into a 75-minute, one-woman show about life, love and the pursuit of meaningful relationships during the holidays. Ginna Hoben, humorist, honed it to a quirky, sometimes profanity-laced edge designed to resonate with any woman who’s ever been on a date or had her heart pulverized. And finally, Ginna Hoben, actress, got up on the Blackfriars Playhouse stage, put her talent and creative vision on the line and earned for herself yet a fourth title — Ginna Hoben, success. For “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” is just that, and so is its creator. ”


— Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader​