Hercules Insane

ensemble theatre · the school of night · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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ELIF SAVAS certified reviewer June 05, 2018
Scholars tell us that the play probably was never meant to be staged, but only to be read. But it is proven wrong here. There are some challenges, but the director handles them with much craft. ... full review
JOHN MOSKAL certified reviewer June 10, 2018
The best Fringe Show I have ever seen. I was not expecting much since Roman and Greek tragedies are not my cup of tea, but the acting, pace, execution was just brilliant. The costumes were so creative. I enjoyed myself immensely. This was a first rate production. BRAVO!... full review
DAVID FUNK certified reviewer June 10, 2018
One of the best Fringe shows this year. Me thinks Shakespeare was inspired by these works of Seneca.... full review
PAUL HOAN ZEIDLER certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Who knew Seneca was such a badass? The School of Night launch into this play by the Roman stoic philosopher with monstrous creativity, crazy precision and cathartic violence. A historic express train into theatre’s subconscious and a definite must see.... full review
TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 12, 2018
A unique stylized piece of theatrical spectacle. ... full review
WHIT SPURGEON certified reviewer June 15, 2018
tagged as: powerful · violent · awe-inspiring
Theatre at its most raw and fundamental... full review
MITCHELL GLASER certified reviewer June 17, 2018
tagged as: drama · costumes · masks · Mythic · astounding · forceful
Hercules Insane is the best play I've seen at the Fringe so far this year. Absolutely riveting and so unlike anything else. This is what people called culture two thousand years before radio, and we have yet to equal.... full review
MIKE FINN certified reviewer June 17, 2018
Ancient classic brought to life... full review
FRANCIS HUTCHINS uncertified reviewer June 18, 2018
Straight from the first century roaring full-blast into the twenty-first, Seneca’s Hercules Insane is given a powerful, accomplished production which is sure to change your mind about classical drama. Strong performances and dazzling costumes, movement, dance, fights, music and staging make comprehensible potentially obscure material. Both enjoyable and educational, who knew that Shakespeare’s witches can be traced back to Seneca?... full review
R NAIDU certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Very entertaining and creative storytelling. I'm not even someone who is well studied in this genre and I found it very engaging, thoughtful and daring. School of Night is so good!... full review