The stage design and direction (Huseby) proves a fairly remarkable adaptation of Tennyson’s poem, maintaining the source text’s ambiguity while also giving practical presence to the behaviors of the narrator suggested within; Campbell’s performance itself is dramatic, but also delightfully in-keeping with the unreliable narrator’s possible psychological deterioration; this is a terrific collaboration between two creatives who seem to have a deep appreciation and understanding of their source text, but also have a willingness to augment and modify it despite this reverence.
What I didn't like
Like any lyrical drama, there are moments where the writing creates a somewhat unnatural manner of speech, but the invocation of madness provides a plausible explanation for the narrator speaking the way he does.
My overall impression
An extremely thoughtful and well-designed adaptation of Tennyson’s “Maud”, director Parker Huseby and performer Reed Michael Campbell pull off a compelling rendering of psychology and, possibly, psychopathy.