Hercules Insane

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

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June 07, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

The adherence to a unique style, rarely seen today. Robust cast with a range of remarkable, full-throated voices. Imaginative costumes.

What I didn't like

Minor baubles which will vanish with more performance experience.

My overall impression

Even with 380 options, how often do you leave a HFF show saying “I’ve NEVER seen anything like THAT before!” THIS is THAT show! I wasn’t sure what I was buying but it turned out to be Grand Opera, without the Music: a centuries-old play by Seneca, the Roman, revived in its original style with Choreography, plenty of Fight Choreography and a robust cast of full-throated theatrical voices! What a treat!
After a speedy (and essential!) introduction to the style (by Translator/Director Christopher Johnson? he didn’t say!) an intermissionless 75 minutes covers a tragedy of truly EPIC proportions, with recognizable links to later classics and their creators. Will word of mouth generate ticket sales? I wonder. Those who do go, though, are in for an experience they’ll long remember!

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