Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 21, 2018 original article

What I liked

The obvious chemistry between the cast members charges each scene with an intensity and passion that fills the theater. All three performances are strong, providing a fascinating triangle of complicated histories and emotions which play as completely real.

Even if not totally familiar with the history of the characters, this play works and is highly entertaining and experimental. The cast nails some pretty tricky emotional scenes. Cleverly written and conceived by the three performers on stage, this is obviously born from a love of theater and the possibilities of bending time and space to create something unique.

What I didn't like

I loved everything about this show!

My overall impression

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.

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