Bright Swords is an engaging and interesting one-man show, steeped in theatre history. Ryan Vincent Anderson is captivating as he effortlessly weaves a multitude of characters into the fascinating story of the first black Othello, embodying each with precision. I was especially moved by the text, as Rick Creese has succeeding in giving us historical details while immersing us in the private and personal life of Ira Aldridge. Kudos to the entire team, including Director Jeffrey Wienckowski, who creates a bevy of colours and textures, a true feat for a solo show! Highly recommended!