Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia

lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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CRISTEN BRINKERHOFF certified reviewer June 18, 2018
tagged as: Simple · smart · modern · heart · beauriful · well performed
I can not recommend this modern Shakespeare re-telling enough. It’s funny, it’s self-aware, it’s innovative and shockingly real. Less Hamlet and more like someone chewing up a soliloquy and spitting it at you. It is a playground built upon the minds of Kelley Pierre, Payden Ackerman, and the breathtaking Katelyn Schiller, who returns to Fringe after last year’s stunning Quantum Entanglement to once again warp traditional theatre into a more-perfect shape. Hamlet fan or not; it’s doesnt matter. See this play and you’ll find yourself hidden inside it.... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 02, 2018
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-to... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: #SeeItLa · intriguing
#SeeItLA In the world of cell phones, emancipated women, and loosened family loyalty, can the story of Hamlet still work? Laertes Loves Hamlet Loves Ophelia, takes on that premise and delivers a truly intriguing look at one of the classics. For the full review visit the See It or Skip It LA website.... 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