I didn't know Jordan Leigh before this play. She just showed up to audition, and blew us all away.
Her role, Maggie, is the hub around which the complicated plot revolves. There is rarely a moment during which Maggie is not on stage. It's a demanding role that way. But Jordan Leigh was up for it, and worked very hard to make sure her lines rang emotionally true - which gave her the engaging believability for which many audience members praised her.
I fear the entire play would have fallen apart on stage if her character had not been so convincing.
She made the audience feel
that what they were seeing was real.