Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2012
Played at Lincoln Center Film Society, February 2013
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, March 2013
Director: Alex Karpovsky
"Paul's sister (played by the wonderful Amanda Good Hennessey) tells him he needs to get over it. "It was eight months ago!" she explodes in a tense scene.....The sibling relationship is very important in Rubberneck. There is something mysterious about their shared past, and both adult siblings are damaged by it, although Paul's sister seems more willing to admit how damaged she is. She treats her brother with a loving yet wary kindness. When she hears he's going on a date with someone other than Danielle, the look on her face is both excited and hesitant, as though she knows deep down that he is going to screw this one up, too."
"...a terrific final scene, in which Paul and his sister (Amanda Good Hennessey) have a tense, emotional conversation despite the fact that it takes place entirely over the phone – another thing which happens often in real life, but doesn’t often lead to movie magic."
The Oblique Sector
9 Minutes, Narrative
Premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival, 2011
Albion Park Productions
Written by Art Hennessey and Amanda Good Hennessey
“Shortzapalooza I,” starting at 5 p.m., features 15 films... including “The Oblique Sector,” a clever “Twilight Zone” spoof of dating services, directed by Jason M. Reulet and Art Hennessey and starring Amanda Good Hennessey."
-Tim Miller, Cape Cod Times
13 Minutes 13 Seconds, Narrative
Dir: David Wells, 2009
Struggling to get by on her wages as a waitress, Emily wants her daughter Fara to feel like all the other kids at school. But when Emily cannot afford new shoes for both of them, she must choose between her own needs and Fara's sense of belonging. Wells' portrait of a family of two with nothing beyond each other shows some of the best performances from this year's submissions.
- From the Boston Cinema Census Film Festival
The Superheroine Monologues
Produced by Phoenix Theatre Artists
April and September 2009
"But the show's smartest, wittiest monologue comes from a woman with no superpowers at all - the Daily Planet's own Lois Lane. Portrayed by Amanda Good Hennessey with "Mad Men"-style elan, Lois takes us through her numerous failed attemps to win the love of Superman..."
- Jenna Scherer, Boston Herald, April 14, 2009
"The supremely talented ensemble knows its way around a comedy, earning guffaws for their impeccable delivery and timing. Amanda Good Hennessey and Jackie McCoy deliver especially sparkling turns in this glittering camp-fest."
- Nick Dussault, The Boston Metro, April 16, 2009
"Lois Lane's (monologue) is by far the best (and Amanda Hennessey, ....with real-life husband Art, turns it into a tartly no-nonsense tour de force)..."
- Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review, April 13, 2009
The Memory of Water
Produced by Way Theatre Artists
"And there’s a standout performance by Amanda Good Hennessey as the acerb and disappointed Mary, who’s grieving for a lot more than Mum. Perhaps she should change her name to Amanda Goods Hennessey, because she’s got them."
- Carolyn Clay, The Boston Phoenix, May 27, 2008
"Hennessey nails every neurotic nuance of the seemingly successful Mary, but it's her final scene that delivers a subtle but powerful knockout punch."
This show "...is about as close to perfect as live theatre gets..."
- Nick Dussault, The Metro, May 23, 2008
"Hennessey is a marvelous actress.... Hennessey peels back layer after layer of tangled emotions to reveal effective and nuanced pain and grief."
- Brian Jewell, The South End News, May 22, 2008
"...the three actresses deliver unadorned performances that make the women's struggles ring achingly true...."The Memory of Water" is not to be missed."
- Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe, May 23, 2008
Produced by Devanaughn Theatre Company
"Amanda Good Hennessey's Babette is delightfully clueless and neurotic as she steamrolls her way over people trying to make ends meet."
- Nick Dussault, The Metro, April 27, 2007
"Director Rose Carlson has gathered terrific actors to play Babette (Amanda Good Hennessey) , Theo (Ben Lambert) , and Frank (Michael Steven Costello)"
- Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe, May 3, 2007
"Hennessey, Lambert and Costello have developed an impressive raport; it's easy to believe that they've loved and tormented each other for years."
- Jenna Scherer, The Weekly Dig, April 25, 2007
"The three main actors have the gift of making these verbal gymnastics look easy and natural, maintaining believable lowkey camraderie and hangdog hope while spitting out rapid-fire dialogue or drolly underplaying zingers like, "if you can spell bourgeois, you are bourgeios."...And Amanda Good Hennessey balances desperation and resentment as the prickly Babette."
- Brian Jewell, Bay Windows, April 26, 2007
"The performances have both the precision and passion of memorable music. Amanda Good Hennessey catches Babette's vulnerability and diffidence about life, as well as her earnestness about her writing."
- Jules Becker, The Boston Courant, April 28, 2007
Produced by Company One
July - August, 2007
"Amanda Good Hennessey doubles as Lucy's busy, man-hungry single mom and her boy-crazy baby sitter, giving each a related but distinctive air of vague affection and unintentionally grave negligence."
- Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe, July 20, 2007
"a flawless cast" "a cast to die for"
"In fact, this may be at long last the production for which COMPANY ONE gets all the attention and recognition it has always deserved."
- Larry Stark, TheaterMIrror.com -the full review
"Amanda Good Hennessey doubles effectively as Lucy’s warm and well-intentioned mother and her self-centered baby-sitter."