"Indefinable likeability factor"

Playhouse favorite Monette Magrath (as alpha-lawyer daughter Jane) has that indefinable likeability factor that immediately wins an audience to her side, even when playing as tightly-wound a character as she does here. Magrath keeps Jane’s pain locked within, yet we sense quite rightly that out of sight does not mean out of mind. When she finally lets it out, the effect is all the more powerful coming from someone as outwardly ‘in control’ as Jane has seemed to be.
— Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA