As for Ms. Rook, a wide-eyed Chicago beauty who was extraordinarily fine in Writers’ Theatre’s 2013 production of David Ives’s “The Liar,” she’s even finer here, giving a taut performance so full of passion that you’ll sigh deeply when she departs at last for the provinces, there to face her bleak fate.
This is the best “Seagull” I’ve ever seen.
— Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal
                          The Seagull, American Players Theater, Director: John Langs                                                                                 Photo Carissa Dixon

                          The Seagull, American Players Theater, Director: John Langs                                                                                 Photo Carissa Dixon

And just what is it that seals the deal so effectively from the very opening moments of “Skylight”? It is the entrance of Kyra Hollis (Laura Rook, a young actress, wholly new to me, whose natural beauty and extraordinary talent are sure to send her career skyrocketing after this role).
— Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
... So much of what Rook does here is involving and powerful...
— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Skylight, Court Theater, Director: William Brown                                                                                                                                                     Photo: Michael Brosilow

Skylight, Court Theater, Director: William Brown                                                                                                                                                     Photo: Michael Brosilow

Rook Practically Vibrates...
— Kerry Reid Chicago Tribune

    Romeo and Juliet Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Director: Rachel Rockwell                                                                                                    

... the French princess, Katherine (Laura Rook, an actress of unusual charm and intelligence)...
— Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times
The two women in the cast, Rook and Sally Wingert deliver lovely, clear performances – quite a feat considering their wordplay-heavy scene is almost entirely in French. Rook’s Katherine displays a quiet confidence and resolve that only grows stronger as the play progresses, even when she finally succumbs to Henry’s charms
— Laren Whalen - Chicago Theater Beat

        Henry V Chicago Shakespeare Theater , Director: Chirstopher Luscombe                                                                                           Photo: Michael Brosilow

The cast glitters, with Nate Burger and Laura Rook giving particular pleasure as Dorante, the title character, and Clarice, the sexy jolie laide for whom he falls hard.
— Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal
                                                  The Liar Writers Theatre dir. Bill Brown                                                                Photo: Michael Brosilow

                                                  The Liar Writers Theatre dir. Bill Brown                                                                Photo: Michael Brosilow

© Laura Rook 2014