For this role, Bill won the Four-Star Theatre Alliance award for Best Lead Actor, 2019.
Bill Walthall, who plays David in a convincingly forthright manner, finds an easy balance between flashes of distraction and an earnest semblance of normality.
–Rita Moran, Ojai Valley News (Aug. 23, 2019)
…rave all day about Bill Walthall, who plays David. His highs and lows dynamically performed with tempered nuance…
–Adam Womack, Thank You 30
Samuel Parris, portrayed with religious fervor by Bill Walthall
— Cary Ginell, Acorn (Apr 18, 2019)
Performances are strong throughout. … There are some personal moments of beauty as well. Bill Walthall plays the guitar with quiet passion.
— Shirley Lorraine, Ventura Breeze (Nov 7, 2018)
Bill Walthall is also excellent as Virgil, an older cowboy who has been a father figure and protector to Bo.
— Cary Ginnel, Broadway World (Oct 30, 2018)
For this role, Bill won the Four-Star Theatre Alliance award for Best Featured Actor, 2018.
Walthall, with probably the most realistic role as the driven politico pulling for the man he thinks can keep the party in leadership, is understandably nervous and, beneath a sunny surface, ruthless.
— Rita Moran, Ventura County Star (Sep 18, 2018)
Thanks to the shrewd machinations of Harding’s campaign manager, Harry M. Daugherty (played with a commanding presence by Bill Walthall). … The scene between Daugherty and Mrs. Harding is especially hard-hitting.
— Emily Dodi, Ventura County Reporter (Sep 12, 2018)
Bill Walthall is terrific as the slimy Daugherty, a backroom operator who would eventually achieve his ambition when Harding named him as his attorney general (Daugherty was later the target of several federal corruption charges and was forced to resign by Harding’s successor, Calvin Coolidge.) With gleaming teeth and steely, beady eyes, Walthall resembles noted character actor Ned Beatty, also adept at playing corrupt politicians.
— Cary Ginnel, Broadway World (Sep 11, 2018)