P R E S S

USUAL GIRLS - ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND, NYC

… the best and most devastating moments are the quieter ones, two-handers between Kyeoung and a woman (Jennifer Lim), older and bitingly wiser…

Alexis Soloski, The New Yorker

… Kyeoung’s adult counterpart […] played by the beautifully grounded Jennifer Lim […] occasionally interacts with her younger self in a few touching moments of compassion.

Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania

Some of the most incisive sections feature a mature Asian-American woman (Jennifer Lim, Chinglish) delivering quiet monologues… 

Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

… Jennifer Lim, elegant and poignant as a woman revealed to be Kyeoung at a later date… 

Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review

DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD - 59E59, NYC

… an all-star cast… Lim is particularly good at conjuring the kind of lashing niceness required to make [backhanded] comments really sting. She plays her character as gratingly perfect, the unimpeachable voice of reason.

Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

… the cast boasts four very fine Off-Broadway performers, and they amplify the moments of connection… Lim and Braun find a warmth together that's lovely to watch… 

Helen Shaw, Village Voice

… a fantastic cast of four… Their spirited performances breathe full life into this fascinating show… deliver[ing] the well-crafted, fast-paced dialogue seamlessly.

Marina Kennedy, BroadwayWorld.com

The amazingly talented [Lim and Serralles] are a marvel as the female life partners of the tennis players… 

Scott Mitchell, What’s On Off Broadway

CAUGHT - PlayCo, NYC

… An incandescently contrarian [Jennifer Lim]…

Laura Collins-Hughes, NYTimes (Critic’s Pick)

 

… thanks to committed performances […] we keep re-suspending our disbelief… Lim [as Wang] is aggravatingly abstruse (and therefore highly believable)…

Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

 

Performances are strong throughout… finely acted by Lim...

Helen Shaw, Time Out

 

Wang Min, a pretentious but bewitching conceptual artist, […] is played with aplomb by Jennifer Lim…

Charles Wright, CurtainUp

 

Lim’s Wang Min plays her character of the artist in a way that is both witty and strategic… [her] exchanges are heated and passionate while trying to remain ladylike. The combination is brilliant. 

Courtney Marie, theaterscene.net

TUMACHO - Clubbed Thumb, NYC

 

[This] Broadway-pedigree crew [are] experts in pursuing silliness seriously… find[ing an] amiable gentleness that matches Mr. Lipton’s low-key absurdism, which makes everything all the funnier.

Ben Brantley, NYTimes (Critic’s Pick)

 

Sheer talent and good feeling … [This] all-star nine-person cast [is] a full rogue’s gallery of comic performance… Everyone seems to be having the time of their lives.

Helen Shaw, Time Out

 

Topnotch actors… all working together to deliver bracing emotion amid the absurdity.

Nicole Serratore, Village Voice

AUBERGINE - Berkeley Rep, San Francisco Bay Area 

 

… [a] quick, smartly tart Jennifer Lim….

Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

 

… A wonderfully irate Jennifer Lim… Lim suggests Cornelia's love for Ray in the gaps in her bitterness… imbuing pauses and mute looks with heartbreaking eloquence…. 

Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

 

As Ray's erstwhile girlfriend Cornelia… Lim sparkles as the translator [...] softening the bluntness of one and the eccentricity of the other…

Karen D’Souza, San Jose Mercury News / Bay Area News Group

 

Some of the most hilarious parts of the play are the exchanges between Cornelia (the lovely Jennifer Lim), who speaks fluent Korean, and the uncle...     

Suzanne Weiss, culturevulture.net

… Ms. Lim too is steady, under-stated, and true in her portrayal of a
sophisticated, accomplished woman… she brings humor and heart [to the scenes].   
 

Eddie Reynolds, TheatreEddys.blogspot,com

 

THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS - MTC, NYC / Goodman, CHI

Finest of all is Ms. Lim in the central role... 

Charles Isherwood, NYTimes

 

[Lim’s] beautiful performance embraces opposites; [...] vulnerable and tough-minded,

gullible and nobody's fool… In Lim, [Cowhig’s play] has a magnificent cudgel; you cannot watch

her bright, open face without feeling wounded, struck right to the heart.

Helen Shaw, TimeOut NY

 

Lim evokes a subtly powerful performance that is bound to leave you moved and haunted. 

Roma Torre, NY1 

 

… the play really belongs to Jennifer Lim, who gives a virtuoso performance as the long-suffering Sunny. Watching her... is a lesson in acting at its most controlled and powerful. 

Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader

 

Lim gives a compelling performance as Sunny...

Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

 

…the one center stage almost the entire night was (an excellent) Jennifer Lim... She carried this

world on her shoulders and made it look easy.

Michael Giltz, Huffington Post

 

[Lim] is outstanding as the brightly optimistic Sunny… appealing, articulate and sincere in her portrayal of an unsung, rural Chinese heroine... Jennifer Lim is immaculate.  

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

THE MOST DESERVING - The Women's Project, NYC

The excellent cast is led by a terrific female trio... Ultimately, it's [Lim]’s flawed defense of a

self-taught genius that sends a more serious salvo into this heartland culture war.

Molly Grogan, Village Voice

 

 A straightforward and sympathetic Jennifer Lim… Excellent actors…

Molly Matera, JUiCYHEADS

 

… brought to life by the skilled and familiar cast. The company is a well-oiled ensemble

[bringing] nuance and tics to each [of the characters]… 

Joshua Rose, Theater Pizzazz

GOLDEN CHILD - Signature Theatre, NYC

​As the second (and most ambitious) of the wives… Lim sparks with cunning and brashness...

 Andy Propst, Theatermania

… A nefarious Jennifer Lim… [who is] both deliciously villainous and deeply sympathetic...
Scott Brown, New York Magazine​

 

… [the actors do] stellar jobs portraying women who were put into positions almost inconceivably unfair. Lim, in particular, reveals a surprising amount of heart beneath all her character's sass…
Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

Jennifer Lim is especially forceful as the scheming second wife Eng Luan.
Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up



Jennifer Lim is a hungry and determined Luan.
Erik Haagensen, Backstage

 

... Lim wring[s] every bit of intensity from [her] role...
Matthew Murray, TalkingBroadway.com

CHINGLISH - Longacre Theatre, Broadway

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Lim is just plain superb ...Rarely do we get to see a woman over the age of 30 and under the age of 60 express herself with such self-possession, such unquirky steadiness of soul, such sexual and emotional matter-of-factness. Funny, fierce, effortlessly precise (she transforms one word — "What?" — into a dizzying symphony of evasions, feints, and strategic retreats), Lim turns in a Tony-worthy performance of a marvelous role, a triumph in any language. 
Scott Brown, New York Magazine



...Xi Yan, the gorgeous but treacherous Vice Minister, played with ferocious comic energy by the enchanting Jennifer Lim. 
Marilyn Stasio, Variety



...complex [and] charismatic... cool-headed pragmatist Xi Yan... is both forthright and underhand in Lim’s biting, whip-smart performance.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter



...an astonishing Jennifer Lim...Hwang has written fully fleshed out characters and none more so than Lim's Xi, an auspicious Broadway debut. Starting from a cartoonish sharp-tongued caricature and then slowly blooming with complexity, Lim shows Xi as lustful, funny, angry and guilty...
Mark Kennedy, Associated Press



Jennifer Lim as the multi-faceted Madame Xi is riveting... 
Roma Torre, NY1



Jennifer Lim is tough, tight, yet also vulnerable and touching as Xi Yan, fully illuminating the character's complexity while landing laugh after laugh with her superb comic timing.
Erik Haagensen, Backstage



This is Ms. Lim's Broadway debut, and she's a knockout... tough, smart and sexy.

Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

THIS ISN'T ROMANCE - Soho Theatre, London

 

The Yale-trained Jennifer Lim is highly impressive as Miso, managing to modulate the character's ferocious mix of lust, anger, guilt and self-hatred.
Michael Billington, The Guardian



Jennifer Lim is a wonderful Miso, sexy and driven...
**** Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage



Startlingly intense... a bold turn from Jennifer Lim...
**** Evening Standard



Lim impressively tackles the part of Miso… A difficult and potentially unsympathetic part… Lim's expert performance ensures that the audience are both engaged and emotionally invested in Miso's fate.
Charlotte Loveridge, Curtain Up



… a strong cast, led by Jennifer Lim, whose Miso is convincingly both needy and feisty...
Aleks Sierz, The Stage

 

VENGEANCE CAN WAIT - P.S.122, NYC

 

 

… But it's Juhn and Lim who really make this play soar, completely embracing the play's bone-dry humor to create utterly unique characters. Together they give this odd relationship an emotional resonance it wouldn't have in less capable hands.

Tom Penketh, Backstage