Kabuki and Noh drum and percussion, played exquisitely by Wendy Heimann-Nunes, sets the perfect and tone, accentuating the drama throughout, especially for the battle scenes. The play is rich with costumes, with many quick changes, thorough make-up, and loads of well-timed sound effects and colorful lighting design.
What I didn't like
This play could easily expand to a bigger space and it almost demands it. However, the portions of the show involving puppetry work better in the intimate space that the Ruby Theatre at the Complex provides.
My overall impression
Together, with loads of hand-to-hand combat drama and some unique puppetry, “Klingon Tamburlaine” is a brilliant marriage of a Christopher Marlowe classic and Star Trek lore in this unofficial adaptation of Marlowe’s “Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II.”