Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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DENISE BARRETT certified reviewer June 15, 2018
tagged as: shakespeare · modern · Love · mental illness
This was a fun and interesting "update" to the traditional Hamlet play. While still including your classic characters and plot, this play explored the layers of the characters of Hamlet, Laertes and Ophelia with a modern lens. It was very interesting and entertaining! ... full review
ELIZABETH ALAN certified reviewer June 19, 2018
A clever, fresh take on Shakespeare which I thoroughly enjoyed. ... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Fresh. Funny. Heart-breaking. Engaging. A real think piece. I love what these guys do as playwrights and actors. The work is intelligent, but not snobby. The piece is wonderfully portable- not in a bad way -and I hate to call the show "fringy" but something really well done here is creating a show that falls under an hour (without feeling incomplete), can be unpacked with props and set pieces in under 15 minutes, but still look professional.... I remember in the same team's piece last year there was a device used in the script that took me a while and when I understand it it was like "OHHHH I get it, cool"- this show had a similar device and I never fully got it- although I mostly got it and I liked it... (But I wish I could have fully g... full review
LISA K. WYATT certified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: original · riveting · heartbreaking · clever
A refreshingly original take on Shakespeare that fully explores the relationships in Hamlet and is its own riveting and raucous piece of theatre. Clever, witty and heartbreaking. Katelyn Schiller is my favorite Hamlet. Strong cast, well matched. Discovering truly unique works like this are what the joy of fringe is all about.... full review
RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 21, 2018
A superb cast brings a fascinating play to life. A clever rethink of the relationships of characters from Hamlet, this thing plays like a twisted love letter to Shakespeare and an alternate universe to some deeply dysfunctional, but loving, friends. Trippy and fun, this is electrifying, emotional theater.... full review
ZACHARY BERNSTEIN certified reviewer June 23, 2018
"This play is smart, sexy, and at all the right moments, very funny. It also manages to keep the audience engaged by always keeping something bubbling beneath the surface." Read the full review at: full review
CARMEN BALAS certified reviewer June 15, 2018
tagged as: drama · shakespeare · Love · mental illness
Well performed. What Shakespeare's characters might be like if the play were written in the 21st Century. Is Hamlet mentally ill? Or is he a manipulative drama queen? Perhaps an emotional vampire? Maybe all three? Only YOU can decide... ... full review