Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 02, 2018

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CAVEAT: I’m a friend and collaborator with this group and am reviewing as such, not in an official capacity with Gia On The Move.

One of my favorite shows from last year’s Fringe was QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT by Lucid Dramatics. It was thought-provoking, heady, but with desperately real emotions and performances. Lucid Dramatics brings a new show to the same room for HFF18 and while its story is wildly different, the quality is just as high, just as personal, and even more dramatic.

It’s modern-day HAMLET. But it’s way more than that. It’s toxicity. It’s how relationships are ripped apart without knowing why. It’s desperation. It’s They Might Be Giants.

Katelyn Schiller again blew my mind as Hamlet, Payden Ackerman is a gentle and all-too-susceptible Laertes, and Kelley Pierre is a sharp and empathetic Ophelia.

Something’s rotten in the Dane’s apartment. ……but that might be coming from the bathroom.

(See this. Now.)

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